by Peter Cohan, Forbes Contributor

“According to Vaknin, Israel has three waves of pillar companies. The first is semiconductor and networking companies such as like Tadiran and ECI Telecom; the second enterprise technology wave includes Amdocs, Comverse, Check Point Software, and Mercury Interactive; the third Internet wave includes ICQ,, Conduit, Wix, Mediamind, and Kenshoo.”

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