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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A strong conclusion drawn from the relevant literature is that there is a cultural divide between low-tech and high-tech regions.
Some regional leaders are pre-occupied with strategies long discarded in other high wage, high-tech regions.
Copy-cat small companies drain the resources of high-tech regions.
BioRN was selected by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) as one of the five most significant high-tech regions in Germany.
The customer plans to use the system to manage the network infrastructure of a new datacenter, the heart of its large new campus in one of India's growing high-tech regions.
4) An indicator of the close exchange of ideas between San Jose and Austin can be found in the increasing availability of direct flights between these two high-tech regions.
The group would watch not only Internet-specific legislative proposals, but other matters of interest to high-tech regions, such as encryption policy and intellectual property rights.
The BioRN cluster was distinguished as one of the five most significant high-tech regions in Germany and will receive part of the 200 million Euro federal grant.
Synova will use the new funds, put up largely by Swiss banks, for the development of micromachining centers (MMCs) located in key high-tech regions around the world, providing local access to customer support and application labs offering on-site product demonstrations.
In the latter phases of this project, other high-tech regions will be added to the Index.
We currently envision opening additional offices in high-tech regions throughout the United States and expanding our partnerships with firms across Europe and Asia to complement existing corporate capabilities.