Silicon Valley love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A region of western California southeast of San Francisco known for its high-technology design and manufacturing industries.

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  • proper noun 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.

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  • noun a region in California to the south of San Francisco that is noted for its concentration of high-technology industries

Etymologies

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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

Examples

  • Bono or Lady Gaga, the term "Silicon Valley entrepreneur" hardly springs to mind.

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  • Just in time, in the same year, the phrase Silicon Valley was coined to capture the rising computer industry in Santa Clara Valley.

    The English Is Coming!

  • Just in time, in the same year, the phrase Silicon Valley was coined to capture the rising computer industry in Santa Clara Valley.

    The English Is Coming!

  • The term Silicon Valley was coined in the 1970s, named after the material used by companies such as National Semiconductor Corp., Intel Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. to create computer components.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • The term Silicon Valley was coined in the 1970s and refers to the 50-mile stretch between San Francisco and San Jose, where companies such as National Semiconductor

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • The term Silicon Valley was coined in the 1970s, named after the material used by companies such as National Semiconductor Corp., Intel Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. to create computer components.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • The term Silicon Valley was coined in the 1970s and refers to the 50-mile stretch between San Francisco and San Jose, where companies such as National Semiconductor

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • The term Silicon Valley was coined in the 1970s and refers to the 50-mile stretch between

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  • Robert Scoble visits Wales and marvels at the spread of what he calls Silicon Valley culture.

    Blogspotting - BusinessWeek

  • Robert Scoble visits Wales and marvels at the spread of what he calls Silicon Valley culture.

    Blogspotting - BusinessWeek

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