Silicon Valley Definition

sĭlĭ-kən, -kŏn

A nickname originally for the region of the San Francisco Bay Area in which there are a high number of industries producing silicon chips and later extended to mean the entire concentration of high-tech businesses in this area.


Origin of Silicon Valley

  • From "Silicon Valley USA", the title of a series of articles appearing in 1971 in Electronic News by the journalist Don Hoefler, from silicon, the element used by these industries + valley from Santa Clara Valley, the area where many of these industries are located

    From Wiktionary

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