From Rehovoth Instruments to Elop


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 Prof. Joe Jaffe
In the 1960s, Prof. Joe Jaffe, a founder of optics research at Weizmann, opened a company to manufacture scientific instruments. Called Rehovoth Instruments Ltd., it was housed in a shop that Jaffe rented next to the Institute.


Rehovoth Instruments eventually evolved into Elop, Electro-Optics Industries Ltd. in Kiryat Weizmann, today the leading company in Israel and one of the most prominent in the world in the field of electro-optics. It has a wide-ranging production program; many of the products are based on the findings and inventions of Institute researchers.