The City of Herzliya: A Unique Point On The Global Compass
Herzliya is the capital of the flourishing high-tech sector which has earned Israel the nickname “Silicon Wadi” and attracted the interest of the world’s leading venture-capital firms.
Hugging the Mediterranean coastline six miles north of Tel Aviv, Herzliya has some of the most magnificent beaches and seaside hotels in the country. This city of almost 100,000 – along with the neighboring towns of Kfar Shmaryahu and Ra’anana – also has one of the highest concentrations in Israel of English-speaking residents, including immigrants from English-speaking countries and members of the diplomatic community. The English-Speaking Residents Association and the Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel sponsor a wide range of social and community events for English speakers living in this area.
Herzliya is also the capital of the flourishing high-tech sector which has earned Israel the nickname “Silicon Wadi” and attracted the interest of the world’s leading venture-capital firms. Many of the Israeli software and biotech companies traded on American stock exchanges are located in the Herzliya area. Bweb, ComSoft Technologies, eWave, the Formula Group, Hewlett-Packard and HP Scitex, Horizon Semiconductors, IBM, Jacada, Matrix, Microsoft, Motorola, New Applicom, SAP Manage, Silicon Graphics, Sun Microsystems, VCON Telecommunications and VocalTec Communications are among the many international high-tech companies that are located near the IDC Herzliya campus.
IDC Herzliya is at the heart of the high-tech education and diplomatic research that define Herzliya. Many of its faculty members, and an increasing number of its graduates, are key players in the transformation that Israel’s society and economy have experienced in the past decade – and are still undergoing.