Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 27. Chapters: Silicon Valley, Silicon Wadi, Silicon Cape Initiative, Technopolis Gusev, Silicon Glen, Silicon Forest, Silicon Prairie, Silicon Slopes, Brazilian Silicon Valley, Silicon Taiga, Old Street Roundabout, Zhongguancun, Silicon Fen, M4 corridor, Silicon Alley, Silicon Valley of India, East London Tech City, Softwarepark Hagenberg, List of places with "Silicon" names, Tuspark, Silicon Saxony, Sun Microsystems Laboratories, Skolkovo innovation center, Silicon Gorge, Cwm Silicon. Excerpt: Silicon Valley is a term which refers to the southern part of the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California in the United States. The region is home to many of the world's largest technology corporations. The term originally referred to the region's large number of silicon chip innovators and manufacturers, but eventually came to refer to all the high-tech businesses in the area; it is now generally used as a metonym for the American high-tech sector. Despite the development of other high-tech economic centers throughout the United States and the world, Silicon Valley continues to be the leading hub for high-tech innovation and development, accounting for 1/3 of all of the venture capital investment in the United States. Geographically, the Silicon Valley encompasses all of the Santa Clara Valley including the city of San Jose (and adjacent communities), the southern Peninsula, and the southern East Bay. The term Silicon Valley was coined by Ralph Vaerst, a Central California entrepreneur. Its first published use is credited to Don Hoefler, a friend of Vaerst's, who used the phrase as the title of a series of articles in the weekly trade newspaper Electronic News. The series, entitled "Silicon Valley in the USA," began in the paper's issue dated January 11, 1971. Valley refers to the Santa Clara Valley, located at the southern end of S...
Information Technology Places: Silicon Valley, Silicon Wadi, Silicon Cape Initiative, Technopolis Gusev, Silicon Glen, Silicon Forest
ISBN 13: 9781233132645
Publication Date: August 19, 2011
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Author: Source Wikipedia