Anobit Technologies, Ltd.
IndustryComputer memory
Founded2006; 17 years ago (2006)
FounderProf. Ehud Weinstein
Ariel Maislos
Dr. Ofir Shalvi
FateAcquired by Apple, Inc.
ProductsFlash data storage devices
Number of employees
200 (2012) Edit this on Wikidata

Anobit Technologies, Ltd. (Hebrew: אנוביט) was 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]


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 was headquartered in Herzliya, with an American office in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Investors in the company included Boston-based Battery Ventures (Scott Tobin).


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

See also


  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". 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.