A digression: Globalization, Science and Technology and the Economy (or why is Adam Smith still very relevant…). Manuel Trajtenberg 2005. Outsourcing/offshoring What is it all about?. The phenomena, in recent years:
Semiconductors & elec. components
Computers & peripherals
Location does not matter much
Computerworld, April 28, 2003
Frohman-Bentchkowsky, et. al.May 13, 1980
Electrically programmable and erasable MOS floating gate memory device employing tunneling and method of fabricating same
Inventors:Frohman-Bentchkowsky; Dov (Haifa, IL); Mar; Jerry (Sunnyvale, CA); Perlegos; George (Cupertino, CA); Johnson; William S. (Palo Alto, CA).
Assignee: Intel Corporation (Santa Clara, CA).
Current U.S. Cl.: 365/185.29; 257/321; 326/37; 327/427; Field of Search: 365/185, 189; 307/238; 357/41, 45, 304 References Cited
3,500,142 Mar., 1970 Kahng 365/185
4,051,464 Sept., 1977 Huang 365/185
Primary Examiner: Fears; Terrell W. 16 Claims, 14 Drawing Figures
These are driving innovation worldwide!
and we can trace them…
Presumably, as with trade, it is win-win; still some countries benefit more than others. In order to benefit the most, strive to
become a S&I HUB,
i.e, a place through which lots of scientists and inventors come and go, interact with the local players and with each other.
True for countries, for regions, for universities, and to some extent also for industrial labs.
Still, this is Israel’s (only?) comparative advantage, no choice but to strive for it