Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.
– Steve Jobs
Technology is advancing and many new startups are introduced every coming day. A lot of Tech Entrepreneurs speak about the Silicon Valley. Everyone who is interested in remaining up-to-date about advance and latest technology must be familiar with Silicon Valley, but still there is a huge population who don’t know about what actually the Silicon valley is all about. So let’s enhance your knowledge.
What is Silicon Valley ?
Silicon valley is basically an immense-tech subjugated area of the world. It is composed of the headquarters and offices of almost every famous well reputed Tech and IT company of world. It is located in the northern part of United States of California. The real name of valley which is named as Silicon Valley is the Santa Clara Valley in Santa Clara Country.
How name originated ?
For the first time the name “Silicon Valley” was used for a series of articles by Don Hoefler, which started publishing in January 11, 1971, named as “Silicon Valley of USA“.
The name originated because the Santa Clara valley contains a lot number of Silicon chip manufacturers. When the use of silicon chips enhanced and it became the essential for manufacturing of microprocessors and PCs, the value of valley also enhanced and the Silicon became it’s identity.
According to LinkedIn Founder, Reid Hoffman :
Silicon Valley is a mindset, not a location.
After the settlement of many Silicon chips manufacturing companies in the valley, other companies also started shifting in Silicon Valley.
The Silicon Valley went so famous that some great technology and IT companies started building their head quarters there. Infact now thousands of companies are present in Silicon Valley. Following are the names of some of the famous companies which are head quartered in Silicon Valley.
- Adobe Systems
- Tesla Motors
- Apple Inc.
- Cisco Systems
- Hewlett Packard Enterprise
- HP Inc.
- Marvell Technology Group
- National Semiconductor
- Oracle Corporation
- Visa Inc.
and a hundreds of more…
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