(JTA) — Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will make his third visit to Israel shortly after the launch of the Windows 8 operating system.
Ballmer will attend events organized by Microsoft Israel and its local development center in Israel. He also will meet with entrepreneurs and developers, as well as leaders of Israel’s economy.
“If you do the math, Microsoft is almost as much an Israeli company as it is an American company,” Ballmer said during the 2008 inauguration of the R&D center in Herzliya, according to the technology website The Inquirer.
Microsoft has carried out nine acquisition deals in Israel. The latest was the intellectual property of 3DV Systems in 2009 for $35 million.