Silicon Valley


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Silicon Valley

An area in California, centering on San Francisco and San Jose, known for the large number of computer and internet companies. Silicon Valley became important during the dot-com bubble in the 1990s. It remains important both in investing and for the technical expertise of its companies and employees. Prominent companies such as Google and Intel are headquartered in Silicon Valley.
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Patil, who was TiE's first president, founded semiconductor maker Cirrus Logic as Patil Systems in 1981 and is considered a Silicon Valley icon for revolutionizing the way computer chips are made.
Others have called Shockley the "Moses" of Silicon Valley in that he led others to the Promised Land but couldn't enter himself.
While there are no hard statistics on the number of women leaving companies to join start-ups in Silicon Valley, the growing role of businesswomen is evident in a variety of ways.
Over the years, the Sobrato family philanthropy has benefited other Silicon Valley institutions that include the National Hispanic University, Bellarmine College Preparatory, Valley Medical Center Foundation, and Catholic Charities.
The Silicon Valley Leadership Group, founded in 1978 by David Packard of Hewlett-Packard, represents more than 200 of Silicon Valley's most respected employers on issues, programs and campaigns that affect the economic health and quality of life in Silicon Valley, including energy, transportation, education, housing, health care, tax policies, economic vitality and the environment.
A goal of the Summit is the generation of an action agendaCoa series of next steps from a broader policy perspective and from different sector perspectives (economic, political, social) to drive the more coordinated actions of Silicon Valley as a whole," says Pedro Hernandez-Ramos, associate director of SCU's Center for Science, Technology, and Society, and one of the organizers of the event.
An advisory panel with representatives from the telephone industry, Silicon Valley technology companies, and community organizations has overseen plans for the project.
Buyers of The Fairchild Chronicles weren't just interested in the history of Silicon Valley, they were passionate about it.
This production is part of the Stanford and Silicon Valley Archives Project, which since 1983 has preserved historical documents about Silicon Valley as a center of technology and entrepreneurship.
We are pleased to begin this relationship with Healthaxis and support their growth with this new line of credit," said Robert Sureck, senior relationship manager, SVB Silicon Valley Bank.
For more than a decade, we've been dedicated to helping leading San Diego life science and technology companies, like Axesstel, with financing that will help them build value for their shareholders," said Susan Worsham, San Diego deal team leader, SVB Silicon Valley Bank.
NASDAQ: TWAV), a worldwide leader in the development, manufacture and sale of process control metrology systems used in the manufacture of semiconductors, today announced the Company has extended by one year its existing $15 million line of credit from SVB Silicon Valley Bank, the primary commercial banking subsidiary of SVB Financial Group.
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