The first thing will be a Portland-based center for biomedical engineering research and education with a staff of world-class faculty, gifted graduate students and ties to the Silicon Forest
, which might soon give rise to the "Bioforest." Then there will be the applications, the inventions.
Oregon has been lucky with Silicon Forest
. Unlike many of the siliconia, Silicon Forest
is actually used in the press.
Ed Riddle works in the Beaverton store, which is near Sequent, Nike, Intel, Tektronix, and other Silicon Forest
Today when people move here, chances are they're coming not just for the trees but, instead, for the forest -- the Silicon Forest
-- and the other pockets of high-tech industry scattered throughout the state, With its unprecedented growth, the industry has surpassed timber in the past few decades to become the state's leading economic engine.
Counterparts from Washington County's Silicon Forest
, such as Rep.
Imagine you are a logger in the proverbial Silicon Forest
. One morning, your boss surprises you with an innovative new tree-cutting tool.
The Bob Carter whose fingerprints are all over the evolution of the Silicon Forest
, the nonconformist who was an entrepreneur before '90s entrepreneurs knew what the word meant.
While the Silicon Forest
quietly spreads across the eastern reaches of Vancouver, a huge housing and business park bristling with innovation is slipping in as well.
These are Oregon's thought leaders, executives from all industries who can see the Silicon Forest
as well as its trees.