Anobit

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Anobit Technologies, Ltd.
אנוביט
Subsidiary
IndustryComputer memory
Founded2006; 13 years ago (2006)
FounderProf. Ehud Weinstein
Ariel Maislos
Dr. Ofir Shalvi
Headquarters,
ProductsFlash data storage devices
Number of employees
200 (2012)
ParentApple Inc. (2012–present)

Anobit Technologies, Ltd. (Hebrew: אנוביט‎) is an Israeli fabless designer of flash memory controllers.[1] They were acquired by Apple in 2012 as they were the maker of a flash-memory drive component for the iPhone.[2]

Background[edit]

The firm was founded in 2006 by Prof. Ehud Weinstein, Ariel Maislos, and Dr. Ofir Shalvi. It has a portfolio of 65 patents (24 granted and 41 pending),[3] including Memory Signal Processing technology.[4] It is headquartered in Herzliya, with an American office in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Investors in the company include, Boston based Battery Ventures (Scott Tobin).

Purchase[edit]

Anobit was purchased on January 6, 2012 by Apple Inc. for a reported $390 million.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schonfeld, Erick (January 11, 2012). "Why Apple Bought Anobit". TechCrunch. Retrieved February 5, 2012.
  2. ^ Wainer, David (26 February 2015). "Apple's Cook in Israel Reminds Startup Nation of Education Gap". Bloomberg. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  3. ^ Freixes, Alejandro (March 12, 2012). "Beyond Anobit: Apple's game of thrones forces rivals to kneel". Patexia. Retrieved March 12, 2012.
  4. ^ Maleval, Jean-Jacques (December 14, 2011). "Apple Eying SSD Start-Up Anobit". StorageNewsletter.com. Retrieved February 5, 2012.
  5. ^ Solomon, Shoshanna; Ferziger, Jonathan; Barden, Andrew J.; Maedler, Claudia (January 12, 2012). "Apple Said to Acquire Israel's Anobit Technologies for About $390 Million". Bloomberg. Retrieved February 5, 2012.

External links[edit]