In the largest ever acquisition in the Israeli high-tech sector, U.S.-based communications systems giant Lucent purchased Chromatis Networks for $4.5 billion. Chromatis, which has a research facility in Israel, specializes in optical networking systems for metropolitan areas. It recently signed a contract to help provide Internet service to large office buildings in 12 U.S. cities.
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