With Intel’s global chip hegemony being challenged, “Globes” surveys Israel’s pivotal role in the battle, as high-tech salaries surge. Recently, Google “poached” former senior Intel executive Uri Frank to lead its strategic chip development activity in Israel. Frank had headed Intel’s semiconductor development for data centers and personal computers, responsible for some $30 billion in revenue each year. This expertise indicates he will very likely establish a similar activity in Israel, this time on behalf of Google.
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