Silicon Valley

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Silicon Valley
  1. What is it?
    1. Nickname for the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay Area in the United States.
      1. The "Silicon" part of the name refers to the high concentration of companies involved in the making of semiconductors.
        1. The capital and largest city is San Jose
        2. Why is it so important?
          1. It is home to many of the world's largest high-tech corporations
            1. Adobe
              1. Apple
                1. Cisco
                  1. Ebay
                    1. Yahoo
                      1. Google
                        1. Facebook
                          1. Amazon
                            1. Pixar
                              1. Microsoft
                                1. The first electronics company established in Silicon Valley was Hewlett-Packard
                              2. Watch "Pirates of Silicon Valley" by Martyn Burke
                                1. Brief history of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs
                                  1. How Apple and Microsoft was born
                                  2. First called "Silicon Valley" in 1971 by a local newsletter writer, Donald C. Hoefler
                                    1. Foreign competition, especially from Japan, caused perhaps the greatest problems for Silicon Valley.
                                      1. Silicon Valley had begun to worry about Japanese competition by the late 1970s. In 1981, U.S. companies controlled 51.4 percent of the world's semiconductor market; Japan's share was 35.5 percent.
                                        1. Within seven years the figures had virtually reversed themselves, with Japan at 51 percent and the United States 36.5 percent.
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