Press Coverage in 2010

GigOptix and CIVCOM Receive BIRD Foundation Grant to Develop Highly Integrated 40Gb/s Optical Telecommunication Transponder

GigOptix, Inc. and CIVCOM Devices and Systems LTD, announced today that they were awarded a US-Israel Bi-national Industrial Research & Development (BIRD) Foundation grant to develop low power, highly integrated components and modules for next generation 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s communication systems.

Business Wire
December 23, 2010

BIRD Foundation invests $5.4m. in Israel-US projects

6 projects approved by the foundation’s board of governors add to the more than 800 projects in which the Foundation has invested.

Sharin Wrobel
The Jerusalem Post
December 21, 2010

McGraw-Hill Education Acquires Tegrity, Provider of Award-Winning, Automated Service That Captures Class Lectures for College Students

Tegrity’s expertise and innovative lecture capture technology bolsters McGraw-Hill’s ability to develop and deliver the next generation of digital learning services.
A project between both companies was funded by the BIRD Foundation in 2009.

SOURCE McGraw-Hill Higher Education
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October 4, 2010

Simbionix and USF Receive Grant to Support Development of Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Simulation

Simbionix Ltd., a subsidiary of Simbionix USA Corporation, the world’s leading provider of medical education and simulation training products for medical professionals and the healthcare industry, and USF Health, an organization dedicated to creating a model of health care based on understanding the full spectrum of health, are proud to announce that together they received a BIRD Grant to support the development of a Laparoscopic Hysterectomy simulation module.

USF Health
August 9, 2010

KarmelSonix (Israel) successful in securing the American Medical Association Approves CPT™ Codes for KSX WheezeRATE™ and CoughCOUNT™ Technology.

On June 2008 the Board of Governors of the BIRD Foundation approved the project entitled: “WIM-GER™ – A novel Gastro-Esophageal Reflux (GER) / Cough / Wheeze Monitor” based on R&D collaboration between Sandhill Scientific Inc. and KarmelSonix (Israel) Ltd. The announced achievement is an important precursor to the successful completion of the project.

June 28, 2010

Desalitech has successfully completed the commercial pilot of its reverse osmosis seawater desalination technology

In 2009, as the company was installing its first facilities, it announced a collaborative venture with General Electric Company, funded by Israel-United States Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation (BIRD-F), to develop an integrated low-cost reverse osmosis seawater desalination system

June 24, 2010

PV Power Enhancer Tigo Energy Raises $10m:
Tigo has developed the Maximizer, a smart module that can boost energy production from photovoltaic solar arrays by up to 20%

Tigo president and COO Ron Hadar said, “Our relationship with Inventec Appliances assures that Tigo Energy can meet the rapidly growing demand for our products in any geography around the world.”

Last November, the US Department of Energy and Israel-United States Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation (BIRD-F) provided a grant for a joint venture between Tigo and Architectural Glass Inc., to develop a building covered in photovoltaic panels.

Trading Markets
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June 09, 2010

USA Hockey takes gold at Brain Fitness Innovation Awards, Allstate & Nationwide Mutual Insurance runners-up

USA Hockey National Team Development Program (NTDP), with the help of Applied Cognitive Engineering (ACE) and the BIRD Foundation developed an innovative cognitive training system designed to help hockey players develop perception and decision-making skills.

Dave Ogrean, Executive Director of USA Hockey. “Together with ACE and the BIRD Foundation, we’re proud to have developed what is a truly innovative training product that helps enhance the decision-making skills of our athletes.”

Alvaro Fernandez
May 24, 2010

Axxana will showcase the Phoenix System RP, its disaster-proof “Black Box,” at EMC World 2010

Axxana’s first product, the Phoenix System RP for the CLARiiON, is available through EMC Select. The Phoenix complements EMC RecoverPoint™ and EMC CLARiiON®, together providing customers with the ability to achieve 100% data protection over any geographical distance.

This project was funded by the BIRD Foundation.
May 04, 2010

Nano Retina Announces BIRD Foundation Grant
Grant to Help Fund Development of the Bio-Retina, a “Bionic Retina” Designed to Restore Full Sight to the Blind

Nano Retina announced today that it has received a grant for just under three-quarters of one million dollars from the Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation. The financing will be used to further develop the Bio-Retina, a “bionic retina” designed to return full sight to those blinded by retinal degenerative conditions

Business Wire
April 14, 2010

Texas Instruments Collaborates with Human Monitoring for its High Quality H.264 Encoders

Human Monitoring Ltd. (Israel), a leading provider of advanced video and image processing solutions for embedded platforms and PCs, announced that Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas, Texas) is collaborating with HM for further enhancement of its high quality H.264 encoders for the broadcast market.

The enhanced cooperation between the two companies follows the successful completion of a BIRD (Binational Industrial R&D Foundation).

PR Newswire
Human Monitoring Ltd.
April 13, 2010

InFocus Cuts More Cords to Projectors, Now also for MacBooks

The InFocus DisplayLink™ Wireless system, which is based on wireless technology from Wisair, allows presenters to easily connect to InFocus DisplayLink-enabled projectors and share HD content on the big screen without wires.

This project is funded by the BIRD Foundation.

© 2010 Wisair
February 8, 2010

ReWalk™, a cutting-edge robotic device that lets a partially paralyzed person stand, walk and even climb stairs is being tested at a Philadelphia Rehab hospital.

ReWalk™ is a product of Argo Medical Technologies Ltd. and technical support for the clinical trials is provided by Allied Orthotics & Prosthetics. Argo Medical received a grant from the BIRD Foundation to develop ReWalk™ with Allied Orthodics and Prosthetics Inc., headquartered in New Jersey

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NY Daily News
February 4, 2010

Ministers of Finance and Industry to Allocate $55 Million to Israeli-U.S. R&D Foundations in Areas of Industry, Science and Agriculture

The Minister of Finance, Dr. Yuval Steinitz, and the Minister of Industry, Trade and Labor, Benjamin (Fuad) Ben-Eliezer, decided to allocate an additional budget of $55 million to increase the size of the three Israel-U.S Foundations involved in research and development (R&D) collaboration: BIRD, BSF and BARD, operating in the fields of industry, science and agriculture, respectively.

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January 04, 2010