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A View to a Kill is a 1985 James Bond spy film, the fourteenth in the ''James Bond'' series produced by Eon Productions, and the seventh and last to star Roger Moore as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond.
A9.com is a subsidiary of Amazon that develops search engine and search advertising technology.
Actel Corporation (formerly NASDAQ:ACTL) (now Microsemi) was an American manufacturer of nonvolatile, low-power field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), mixed-signal FPGAs, and programmable logic solutions.
Actuate Corporation is a publicly traded reporting, analytics and customer communications software company based in San Mateo, California, part of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley.
Adaptec was a computer storage company and remains a brand for computer storage products.
Adobe Systems Incorporated, commonly known as Adobe, is an American multinational computer software company.
The Adobe World Headquarters is an office skyscraper complex in downtown San Jose, California.
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) is an American multinational semiconductor company based in Santa Clara, California, that develops computer processors and related technologies for business and consumer markets.
Aeria Games, formerly known as Aeria Games and Entertainment, is an online game publisher.
Aeronautics (from the ancient Greek words ὰήρ āēr, which means "air", and ναυτική nautikē which means "navigation", i.e. "navigation into the air") is the science or art involved with the study, design, and manufacturing of air flight capable machines, and the techniques of operating aircraft and rockets within the atmosphere.
Aerospace is the human effort in science, engineering and business to fly in the atmosphere of Earth (aeronautics) and surrounding space (astronautics).
African Americans (also referred to as Black Americans or Afro-Americans) are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the black racial groups of Africa.
Agilent Technologies is an American public research, development and manufacturing company established in 1999 as a spin-off from Hewlett-Packard.
Akamai Technologies, Inc. is an American content delivery network (CDN) and cloud service provider headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the United States.
Allied Arts Guild is a complex of artist studios, shops, restaurant, and gardens in Menlo Park, California.
Alphabet Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate headquartered in Mountain View, California.
The Altair 8800 is a microcomputer designed in 1974 by MITS and based on the Intel 8080 CPU.
Altera Corporation is an American manufacturer of programmable logic devices (PLDs), reconfigurable complex digital circuits.
Amateur radio, also known as ham radio, describes the use of radio frequency spectrum for purposes of non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, self-training, private recreation, radiosport, contesting, and emergency communication.
Amazon.com, Inc., doing business as Amazon, is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company based in Seattle, Washington that was founded by Jeff Bezos on July 5, 1994.
Amazon Lab126 (sometimes known as Lab126) is an American research and development and computer hardware company founded in 2004 by Gregg Zehr, based in Sunnyvale, California, and is owned by Amazon.com.
Amazon Video is an Internet video on demand service that is developed, owned, and operated by Amazon.com.
Amdahl Corporation was an information technology company which specialized in IBM mainframe-compatible computer products, some of which were regarded as supercomputers competing with those from Cray Research.
The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of Disney–ABC Television Group, a subsidiary of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company.
American Experience is a television program airing on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) television stations in the United States.
Ames Research Center (ARC), also known as NASA Ames, is a major NASA research center at Moffett Federal Airfield in California's Silicon Valley.
AnnaLee Saxenian is a professor and the current Dean of the UC Berkeley School of Information, known widely for her work on technology clusters and social networks in Silicon Valley.
is a Japanese multinational corporation in the telecommunications electronics equipment market.
Apple Computer 1, also known later as the Apple I, or Apple-1, is a desktop computer released by the Apple Computer Company (now Apple Inc.) in 1976.
The Apple II (stylized as Apple.
Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services.
Apple Park is the corporate headquarters of Apple Inc., located at 1 Apple Park Way in Cupertino, California, United States.
The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is a conference held annually by Apple Inc. in San Jose, California.
Applied Materials, Inc. is an American corporation that supplies equipment, services and software to enable the manufacture of semiconductor (integrated circuit) chips for electronics, flat panel displays for computers, smartphones and televisions, and solar products.
The arc converter, sometimes called the arc transmitter, or Poulsen arc after Danish engineer Valdemar Poulsen who invented it in 1903, was a variety of spark transmitter used in early wireless telegraphy.
The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) was an early packet switching network and the first network to implement the protocol suite TCP/IP.
AstraQom International is a multi-national holding company that serves the telecommunications sector.
AsusTek Computer Inc. (stylised as ASUSTeK or ΛSUS) is a Taiwanese multinational computer and phone hardware and electronics company headquartered in Beitou District, Taipei, Taiwan.
Atari, Inc. was an American video game developer and home computer company founded in 1972 by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney.
Atmel Corporation is an American-based designer and manufacturer of semiconductors, founded in 1984.
The Audion was an electronic detecting or amplifying vacuum tube invented by American electrical engineer Lee de Forest in 1906.
SRI International's Augmentation Research Center (ARC) was founded in the 1960s by electrical engineer Douglas Engelbart to develop and experiment with new tools and techniques for collaboration and information processing.
Ballet San Jose was a ballet company based in San Jose, California, US, operating from 1986 to 2016.
Bangalore, officially known as Bengaluru, is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka.
Barnes & Noble, Inc., a Fortune 500 company, is the bookseller with the largest number of retail outlets in the United States, and a retailer of content, digital media, and educational products.
The Barnes & Noble Nook (styled nook or NOOK) is a brand of e-readers developed by American book retailer Barnes & Noble, based on the Android platform.
BayCon is the San Francisco Bay Area's longest-running fan-run science fiction and fantasy convention.
BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs.
BEA Systems, Inc. was a company specialized in enterprise infrastructure software products which was wholly acquired by Oracle Corporation on April 29, 2008.
Nokia Bell Labs (formerly named AT&T Bell Laboratories, Bell Telephone Laboratories and Bell Labs) is an American research and scientific development company, owned by Finnish company Nokia.
Belmont is a city in San Mateo County in the U.S. state of California.
Berlin is the capital and the largest city of Germany, as well as one of its 16 constituent states.
Betas is an American web television series that was produced by Amazon Studios.
A big-box store (also supercenter, superstore, or megastore) is a physically large retail establishment, usually part of a chain of stores.
William Henry Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, investor, author, philanthropist, humanitarian, and principal founder of Microsoft Corporation.
BioValley may refer to.
Bloomberg News is an international news agency headquartered in New York, United States and a division of Bloomberg L.P. Content produced by Bloomberg News is disseminated through Bloomberg Terminals, Bloomberg Television, Bloomberg Radio, Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Markets, Bloomberg.com and Bloomberg's mobile platforms.
Boise is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Idaho, and is the county seat of Ada County.
Bravo is an American cable and satellite television network, launched on December 1, 1980.
Broadcom Inc. (formerly Avago Technologies) is a designer, developer and global supplier of products based on analog and digital semiconductor technologies within four primary markets: wired infrastructure, wireless communications, enterprise storage, and industrial & others.
Broadway by the Bay, is a community-based musical theatre company located in the San Francisco Bay Area and performing in Redwood City.
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. is an American technology company specializing in data and storage networking products, now a subsidiary of Broadcom Inc. Originally known for its Fibre Channel storage networks, the company expanded include a wide range of products marketed as third platform technologies.
The Brookings Institution is a century-old American research group on Think Tank Row in Washington, D.C. It conducts research and education in the social sciences, primarily in economics, metropolitan policy, governance, foreign policy, and global economy and development.
The Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia, located in Burlingame, California, opened in 1995 and is run by Gary Doss, who had been collecting Pez dispensers for more than a decade.
Burlingame is a city in San Mateo County, California.
CAAMFest, known prior to 2013 as the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF), is presented every March in the San Francisco Bay Area in the United States as the nation’s largest showcase for new Asian American and Asian films.
Cañada College is a community college located at 4200 Farm Hill Boulevard in an unincorporated area of San Mateo County, California, near Redwood City and just off Highway 280.
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. is an American multinational electronic design automation (EDA) software and engineering services company, founded in 1988 by the merger of SDA Systems and ECAD, Inc. The company produces software, hardware and silicon structures for designing integrated circuits, systems on chips (SoCs) and printed circuit boards.
California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States.
California College of the Arts (CCA) is an art, design, architecture, and writing school founded in 1907.
Since about 1970, California has been experiencing an extended and increasing housing shortage, such that by 2018, California has the 49th lowest ratio of housing units per resident.
The California Institute of Technology (abbreviated Caltech)The university itself only spells its short form as "Caltech"; other spellings such as.
California State University, East Bay (commonly referred to as Cal State East Bay, CSU East Bay, or CSUEB) is a public university located in Hayward, California, United States.
Campbell is a city in Santa Clara County, California, and part of Silicon Valley, in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Carlmont High School is a public high school in Belmont, California, United States serving grades 9–12 as part of the Sequoia Union High School District.
Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley is a branch campus of Carnegie Mellon University located in the heart of Silicon Valley in Mountain View, California.
A central processing unit (CPU) is the electronic circuitry within a computer that carries out the instructions of a computer program by performing the basic arithmetic, logical, control and input/output (I/O) operations specified by the instructions.
Cerritos (Spanish for little hills), formerly named Dairy Valley because of the preponderance of dairy farms in the area, is an affluent suburban city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, and is one of several cities that constitute the Gateway Cities of southeast Los Angeles County.
Chabot College is a community college located in Hayward, California, United States.
Charles David "Doc" Herrold (November 16, 1875 – July 1, 1948) was an American inventor and pioneer radio broadcaster, who began experimenting with audio radio transmissions in 1909.
Charles Vincent Litton Sr. (1904–1972) was an engineer and inventor from the area now known as Silicon Valley.
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose (CDM) is located on Woz Way in downtown San Jose, California.
Chinese Americans, which includes American-born Chinese, are Americans who have full or partial Chinese ancestry.
Christmas in the Park is a Winter event that takes place each year in downtown San Jose, California, roughly from the last week of November to January 1.
The Cinequest Film Festival is an annual independent film festival held each March in San Jose, California.
Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American multinational technology conglomerate headquartered in San Jose, California, in the center of Silicon Valley, that develops, manufactures and sells networking hardware, telecommunications equipment and other high-technology services and products.
The City National Civic (formerly known as the San Jose Civic Auditorium) is a sports arena and concert venue located in downtown San Jose, California.
Clyde Arbuckle (1903–1998) was an American historian of, and lifelong resident of, San Jose, California.
Cogswell Polytechnical College is a private for-profitWestern Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities,.
College of San Mateo (CSM) is a community college in San Mateo, California.
A computer is a device that can be instructed to carry out sequences of arithmetic or logical operations automatically via computer programming.
The Computer History Museum (CHM) is a museum established in 1996 in Mountain View, California, US.
A computer mouse is a hand-held pointing device that detects two-dimensional motion relative to a surface.
Craigslist (stylized as craigslist) is an American classified advertisements website with sections devoted to jobs, housing, for sale, items wanted, services, community, gigs, résumés, and discussion forums.
Cupertino is a U.S. city in Santa Clara County, California, directly west of San Jose on the western edge of the Santa Clara Valley with portions extending into the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
CuriOdyssey, formerly Coyote Point Museum for Environmental Education, and Coyote Point Museum, is an experiential science and wildlife center for children and families.
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation is an American semiconductor design and manufacturing company.
Cyril Frank Elwell (August 20, 1884 – 1963) was an Australian-born Hugh G.J. Aitken, The Continuous Wave: Technology and American Radio, 1900-1932 Princeton University Press, 2014, Chapter 3 Elwell, Fuller and the Arc American inventor and pioneer in development of radio.
Dangerous Minds is a 1995 American drama film directed by John N. Smith, and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is an agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible for the development of emerging technologies for use by the military.
David Packard (September 7, 1912 – March 26, 1996) was an electrical engineer and co-founder, with William Hewlett, of Hewlett-Packard (1939), serving as president (1947–64), CEO (1964–68), and Chairman of the Board (1964–68, 1972–93).
De Anza College is a community college located on the site of the former Beaulieu Winery in Cupertino, California and is named after the Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza.
The de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University opened in the early 1950s after Isabel de Saisset, the last member of a French pioneer family bequeathed her estate to the University of Santa Clara.
Dell (stylized as DELL) is an American multinational computer technology company based in Round Rock, Texas, United States, that develops, sells, repairs, and supports computers and related products and services.
Dell EMC (formerly EMC Corporation until 2016) is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, United States.
Dell Technologies Inc. is an American multinational information technology corporation based in Round Rock, Texas.
DeVry University is a for-profit college based in the United States.
Dimitrios I. Roussopoulos (born 1936) is a political activist, ecologist, writer, editor, publisher, community organizer, and public speaker.
In business, a Disruptive innovation is an innovation that creates a new market and value network and eventually disrupts an existing market and value network, displacing established market-leading firms, products, and alliances.
"Do it yourself" ("DIY") is the method of building, modifying, or repairing things without the direct aid of experts or professionals.
Donald C. Hoefler (October 3, 1922 – April 15, 1986) was an American journalist, well known for using the term "Silicon Valley" for the first time in print.
The dot-com bubble (also known as the dot-com boom, the dot-com crash, the Y2K crash, the Y2K bubble, the tech bubble, the Internet bubble, the dot-com collapse, and the information technology bubble) was a historic economic bubble and period of excessive speculation that occurred roughly from 1997 to 2001, a period of extreme growth in the usage and adaptation of the Internet.
Douglas Carl Engelbart (January 30, 1925 – July 2, 2013) was an American engineer and inventor, and an early computer and Internet pioneer.
Downtown San Jose is the central business district of San Jose, California, in Silicon Valley.
Draper University, also known as Draper University of Heroes is a private, for-profit school focused on teaching entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley.
E-Trade Financial Corporation (stylized as E*TRADE) is a financial services company organized in Delaware and headquartered in New York City.
East Palo Alto (abbreviated E.P.A.) is a city in San Mateo County, California, United States.
eBay Inc. is a multinational e-commerce corporation based in San Jose, California that facilitates consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer sales through its website.
One classical breakdown of economic activity distinguishes three sectors.
Eimac is a trade mark of Eimac Products, part of the Microwave Power Products Division of Communications & Power Industries.
El Observador is a newspaper published in San José, California.
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) is an American video game company headquartered in Redwood City, California.
An electronic circuit is composed of individual electronic components, such as resistors, transistors, capacitors, inductors and diodes, connected by conductive wires or traces through which electric current can flow.
Electronic News was a publication that covered the electronics industry, from semiconductor equipment and materials to military/aerospace electronics to supercomputers.
Ellen Pao (born 1970) is an American investor and activist who co-founded the diversity consulting non-profit organization Project Include.
Espoo (Esbo) is the second largest city and municipality in Finland.
Ethernet is a family of computer networking technologies commonly used in local area networks (LAN), metropolitan area networks (MAN) and wide area networks (WAN).
Evergreen Valley College is a community college in San José, California.
Extreme Networks is a networking company based in San Jose, California.
Facebook is an American online social media and social networking service company based in Menlo Park, California.
Facebook F8 (pronounced "eff eight") is a mostly-annual conference held by Facebook, intended for developers and entrepreneurs who build products and services around the website.
Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc. was an American semiconductor company based in San Jose, California.
FanimeCon is an annual four-day anime convention held during May at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California over Memorial Day weekend.
Felicity is an American drama television series created by J. J. Abrams and Matt Reeves and produced by Touchstone Television and Imagine Television for The WB.
Filoli is a country house set in of formal gardens surrounded by a estate, located in Woodside, California, about south of San Francisco, at the southern end of Crystal Springs Reservoir, on the eastern slope of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
The Financial Post was an English Canadian business newspaper, which published from 1907 to 1998.
Finland (Suomi; Finland), officially the Republic of Finland is a country in Northern Europe bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Norway to the north, Sweden to the northwest, and Russia to the east.
Flex Ltd. (previously known as Flextronics International Ltd. or Flextronics) is an American multinational technological manufacturer.
Foothill College is a community college in Los Altos Hills, California.
Forbes Mill is a now-defunct flour mill originally built in 1854 located in Los Gatos, California, which served as the History Museum of Los Gatos after having been saved from destruction in 1982.
Fortune 1000 is a reference to a list maintained by the American business magazine Fortune.
Foundry Networks, Inc. was a networking hardware vendor selling high-end Ethernet switches and routers.
Fred Moore (1941–1997) was a US political activist who was central to the early history of the personal computer.
Frederick Emmons Terman (June 7, 1900 – December 19, 1982) was an American professor and academic administrator.
Fry's Electronics is an American big-box store and retailer of software, consumer electronics, household appliances and computer hardware.
is a Japanese multinational information technology equipment and services company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
Gavilan College (formerly San Benito County Junior College) is a community college in Gilroy, California.
Geeknet, Inc. is a Fairfax County, Virginia–based company that owns the online retailer ThinkGeek and is a subsidiary of GameStop.
General Electric Company (GE) is an American multinational conglomerate incorporated in New York and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
Germanium is a chemical element with symbol Ge and atomic number 32.
Glassbridge Enterprises, known as Imation Corporation prior to 2017, is an American holding company. Through the company's two subsidiaries, Glassbridge focuses primarily on investment, asset management and global enterprise data storage. Prior to the name change, Glassbridge had three core elements – traditional storage (magnetic tape and optical products), secure and scalable storage (data backup, data archive and data security for small and medium businesses) and what the company calls “audio and video information” products.
The Golden Gate is a strait on the west coast of North America that connects San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean.
Golden Gate University (GGU or Golden Gate) is a private, nonsectarian university in San Francisco, California.
Google LLC is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware.
The Googleplex is the corporate headquarters complex of Google and its parent company Alphabet Inc., located at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway in Mountain View, California, United States, near Silicon Valley's capital San Jose.
GoPro, Inc. (marketed as GoPro and sometimes stylised as GoPRO) is an American technology company founded in 2002 by Nick Woodman.
Gordon French is a computer engineer and programmer who played a key role in the Homebrew Computer Club.
Gordon Earle Moore (born January 3, 1929) is an American businessman, engineer, co-founder and chairman emeritus of Intel Corporation, and the author of Moore's law.
The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) is a series of conferences designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront.
The graphical user interface (GUI), is a type of user interface that allows users to interact with electronic devices through graphical icons and visual indicators such as secondary notation, instead of text-based user interfaces, typed command labels or text navigation.
Groupon is an American worldwide e-commerce marketplace connecting subscribers with local merchants by offering activities, travel, goods and services in 15 countries.
The H-1B is a visa in the United States under the Immigration and Nationality Act, section 101(a)(15)(H) which allows U.S. employers to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations.
Hangar One is one of the world's largest freestanding structures, covering at the Moffett Field airship hangars site at Moffett Field, California (near Mountain View), in Santa Clara County of the southern San Francisco Bay Area, California.
Harmonic Inc. is an American technology company that develops and markets video routing, server, and storage products for companies that produce, process, and distribute video content for television and the Internet.
HarperCollins Publishers L.L.C. is one of the world's largest publishing companies and is one of the Big Five English-language publishing companies, alongside Hachette, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, and Simon & Schuster.
Harvard University Press (HUP) is a publishing house established on January 13, 1913, as a division of Harvard University, and focused on academic publishing.
Haunting of Winchester House is a 2009 supernatural horror film produced by The Asylum.
Hayward (formerly, Haywards, Haywards Station, and Haywood) is a city located in Alameda County, California in the East Bay subregion of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Home Box Office (HBO) is an American premium cable and satellite television network of Home Box Office, Inc..
HCL Technologies Limited (Hindustan Computers Limited) is an Indian multinational next-generation technology company, headquartered in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Heidi Roizen (born 1958) is a Silicon Valley executive, venture capitalist, and entrepreneur.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (commonly referred to as HPE) is an American multinational enterprise information technology company based in Palo Alto, California, founded on 1 November 2015 as part of splitting of the Hewlett-Packard company.
The Hewlett-Packard Company (commonly referred to as HP) or shortened to Hewlett-Packard was an American multinational information technology company headquartered in Palo Alto, California.
HGST, Inc. (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Western Digital that sells hard disk drives, solid-state drives, and external storage products and services.
High frequency (HF) is the ITU designation for the range of radio frequency electromagnetic waves (radio waves) between 3 and 30 megahertz (MHz).
High technology, often abbreviated to high tech (adjective forms high-technology, high-tech or hi-tech) is technology that is at the cutting edge: the most advanced technology available.
The Hiller Aviation Museum is an aircraft history museum located at the San Carlos Airport in San Carlos, California.
The term Hispanic (hispano or hispánico) broadly refers to the people, nations, and cultures that have a historical link to Spain.
Since September 19, 2017, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has become part of Hitachi Vantara, a new company that unifies the operations of Pentaho, Hitachi Data Systems and Hitachi Insight Group.
The Homebrew Computer Club was an early computer hobbyist group in Silicon Valley which met from March 5, 1975 to December 1986, and was depicted in the films Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999) and Jobs (2013), as well as the PBS documentary series, Triumph of the Nerds (1996).
Homeless shelters are a type of homeless service agency which provide temporary residence for homeless individuals and families.
Homelessness is the circumstance when people are without a permanent dwelling, such as a house or apartment.
House of Sand and Fog is a 2003 American drama film directed by Vadim Perelman.
The HP Garage is a private museum where the company Hewlett-Packard (HP) was founded.
HP (also known as HP Inc. and stylized as hp) is an American technology company which develops personal computers (PCs), printers and related supplies, as well as 3D Printing solutions.
Hult International Business School is a private business school with campus locations in San Francisco, London, New York City, Dubai, Boston, and Shanghai.
Humphrey DeForest Bogart (December 25, 1899January 14, 1957) was an American screen and stage actor.
The IBM Personal Computer, commonly known as the IBM PC, is the original version and progenitor of the IBM PC compatible hardware platform.
IBM Research - Almaden is in Almaden Valley, San Jose, California, and is one of IBM's twelve worldwide research labs that form IBM Research.
IDEO (pronounced „eye-dee-oh") is an international design and consulting firm founded in Palo Alto, California, in 1991.
The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 (H.R. 2580), also known as the Hart–Celler Act, changed the way quotas were allocated by ending the National Origins Formula that had been in place in the United States since the Emergency Quota Act of 1921.
India (IAST), also called the Republic of India (IAST), is a country in South Asia.
Indian Americans or Indo-Americans are Americans whose ancestry belongs to any of the many ethnic groups of the Republic of India.
Informatica is a software development company founded in 1993.
The Information Processing Techniques Office (IPTO), originally "Command and Control Research",Lyon, Matthew; Hafner, Katie (1999-08-19).
Information technology (IT) is the use of computers to store, retrieve, transmit, and manipulate data, or information, often in the context of a business or other enterprise.
Infosys Limited (formerly Infosys Technologies Limited) is an Indian multinational corporation that provides business consulting, information technology and outsourcing services.
InfoWorld (formerly The Intelligent Machines Journal) is an information technology media business.
Initial public offering (IPO) or stock market launch is a type of public offering in which shares of a company are sold to institutional investors and usually also retail (individual) investors; an IPO is underwritten by one or more investment banks, who also arrange for the shares to be listed on one or more stock exchanges.
Inkjet printing is a type of computer printing that recreates a digital image by propelling droplets of ink onto paper, plastic, or other substrates.
Innovation can be defined simply as a "new idea, device or method".
An integrated circuit or monolithic integrated circuit (also referred to as an IC, a chip, or a microchip) is a set of electronic circuits on one small flat piece (or "chip") of semiconductor material, normally silicon.
Intel Corporation (stylized as intel) is an American multinational corporation and technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California, in the Silicon Valley.
The Intel 8080 ("eighty-eighty") was the second 8-bit microprocessor designed and manufactured by Intel and was released in April 1974.
The Intel Museum located at Intel's headquarters in Santa Clara, California, has exhibits of Intel's products and history as well as semiconductor technology in general.
Intergalactic Computer Network or Galactic Network was a computer networking concept similar to today's Internet.
The International Culinary Center was founded as The French Culinary Institute by Dorothy Cann Hamilton in 1984 and has campuses in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area.
International Technological University (ITU) is a non-profit private university in San Jose, California.
The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide.
The Network Information Center (NIC), also known as InterNIC from 1993 until 1998, was the organization primarily responsible for Domain Name System (DNS) domain name allocations and X.500 directory services.
Intuit Inc. is a business and financial software company that develops and sells financial, accounting, and tax preparation software and related services for small businesses, accountants, and individuals.
Intuitive Surgical Inc. is an American corporation that develops, manufactures and markets robotic products designed to improve clinical outcomes of patients through minimally invasive surgery, most notably with the da Vinci Surgical System.
The Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, formerly the Stanford University Museum of Art, and commonly known as the Cantor Arts Center, is a complimentary art museum on the campus of Stanford University in Stanford, California.
Irvine is a master-planned city in Orange County, California, United States.
Italy (Italia), officially the Italian Republic (Repubblica Italiana), is a sovereign state in Europe.
Ivrea (Eporedia) is a town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy.
Joseph Carl Robnett Licklider (March 11, 1915 – June 26, 1990), known simply as J. C. R. or "Lick", was an American psychologistMiller, G. A.
The James Bond series focuses on a fictional British Secret Service agent created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve novels and two short-story collections.
Japan (日本; Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.
The Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj) is located at 535 N. Fifth Street in San Jose, in the heart of Japantown.
Jesse Louis Jackson Sr. (né Burns; born October 8, 1941) is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, and politician.
Jobs is a 2013 American biographical drama film based on the life of Steve Jobs, from 1974 while a student at Reed College to the introduction of the iPod in 2001.
John F. Kennedy University is a nonprofit, private university located in Pleasant Hill, California, with satellite campuses in San Jose and Berkeley.
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., also referred to as Wiley, is a global publishing company that specializes in academic publishing.
Juniper Networks, Inc. is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Sunnyvale, California that develops and markets networking products.
KGO-TV, virtual and VHF digital channel 7, is an ABC owned-and-operated television station licensed to San Francisco, California, United States and serving the San Francisco Bay Area.
KLA-Tencor Corporation is a global capital equipment company based in Milpitas, California.
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) is an American venture capital firm headquartered on Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park in Silicon Valley.
Knight Rider is a 2008 television film which was created to serve as a backdoor pilot for the new Knight Rider television series, a revival of the series of the same name which aired during the 1980s.
KNTV, virtual channel 11 (VHF digital channel 12), branded as NBC Bay Area, is an NBC owned-and-operated television station licensed to San Jose, California, United States and serving the San Francisco Bay Area.
The Eastman Kodak Company (referred to simply as Kodak) is an American technology company that produces imaging products with its historic basis on photography.
KQED, virtual channel 9 (UHF digital channel 30), is a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member television station licensed to San Francisco, California, United States and serving the San Francisco Bay Area.
KQED-FM (88.5 FM) is an NPR-member radio station owned by Northern California Public Broadcasting in San Francisco, California.
Lam Research Corporation is an American corporation that engages in the design, manufacture, marketing, and service of semiconductor processing equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits.
Laser printing is an electrostatic digital printing process.
Lee de Forest (August 26, 1873 – June 30, 1961) was an American inventor, self-described "Father of Radio", and a pioneer in the development of sound-on-film recording used for motion pictures.
Lincoln Law School of San Jose is a private, non-profit law school in San Jose, California.
LinkedIn is a business and employment-oriented service that operates via websites and mobile apps.
This is a list of tourist attractions in and around Silicon Valley, it includes parts or most of Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, and Alameda County.
Here is a partial list of the oldest schools in California.
This is a list of regions of California, organized by location.
The following is a list of science park, technology parks and biomedical parks of the world, organized by continent.
This list of sovereign states provides an overview of sovereign states around the world, with information on their status and recognition of their sovereignty.
This is a list of technology centers throughout the world.
Named after inventor Charles Litton, Sr., Litton Industries was a large defense contractor in the United States, bought by the Northrop Grumman Corporation in 2001.
The Livestrong Foundation (stylized as LIVESTRONG) is a United States nonprofit organization that provides support for people affected by cancer.
The Lockheed Corporation was an American aerospace company.
Logitech International S.A. (commonly referred to as Logitech or Logi; stylized as logitech, previously LOGITECH) is a Swiss provider of personal computer and mobile accessories, with its headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland and administrative headquarters in Newark, California.
Los Altos Hills is an incorporated town in Santa Clara County, California, United States.
The Los Altos History Museum (LAHM) is a museum in Los Altos, California.
Los Altos is a city in Santa Clara County, California, in northern Silicon Valley, in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Los Gatos (Spanish for "The Cats") is an incorporated town in Santa Clara County, California, United States.
LouAnne Johnson is an American writer, teacher and retired United States Marine.
LSI Corporation was an American company based in San Jose, California which designed semiconductors and software that accelerate storage and networking in data centers, mobile networks and client computing.
The Macintosh (pronounced as; branded as Mac since 1998) is a family of personal computers designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple Inc. since January 1984.
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (born May 14, 1984) is an American technology entrepreneur and philanthropist best known for co-founding and leading Facebook as its chairman and chief executive officer.
Marvell Technology Group, Limited, is a producer of storage, communications and consumer semiconductor products.
Mary Astor (born Lucile Vasconcellos Langhanke; May 3, 1906 – September 25, 1987) was an American actress.
Maxim Integrated is an American, publicly traded company that designs, manufactures, and sells analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits.
Maxtor was an American computer hard disk drive manufacturer.
McAfee, Inc. (formerly known as Intel Security Group from 2014–2017) is an American global computer security software company headquartered in Santa Clara, California and claims to be the world's largest dedicated security technology company.
McGraw-Hill Education (MHE) is a learning science company and one of the "big three" educational publishers that provides customized educational content, software, and services for pre-K through postgraduate education.
Megaregions of the United States are clustered networks of American cities, which are currently estimated to contain a population exceeding 237 million.
A Megasite or Mega-Site is a land development by private developers, Universities, or governments to promote business clusters.
Memorex Corp. began as a computer tape producer and expanded to become both a consumer media supplier a major IBM plug compatible peripheral supplier.
Menlo College is a private, four-year baccalaureate college specializing in business located in the Silicon Valley town of Atherton, California, United States.
Menlo Park is a city at the eastern edge of San Mateo County, in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, in the United States.
The Merchants Exchange Building is an office building located at 465 California Street, San Francisco, completed in 1904.
Metonymy is a figure of speech in which a thing or concept is referred to by the name of something closely associated with that thing or concept.
MetricStream is an American Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) apps company with headquarters in Palo Alto, California.
Metro is a free weekly newspaper published by the San Jose, California, based Metro Newspapers.
Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems (MITS) was an American electronics company founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico that began manufacturing electronic calculators in 1971 and personal computers in 1975.
Micron Technology, Inc. is an American global corporation based in Boise, Idaho.
A microprocessor is a computer processor that incorporates the functions of a central processing unit on a single integrated circuit (IC), or at most a few integrated circuits.
Microsoft Corporation (abbreviated as MS) is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington.
Mills College is a liberal arts and sciences college located in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Milpitas is a city in Santa Clara County, California.
The Minerva Schools at KGI is a university program that was founded in partnership between the Minerva Project and Keck Graduate Institute (KGI), a member of the Claremont University Consortium.
Mission College is a community college located in Santa Clara, California, in Silicon Valley, and is part of the West Valley–Mission Community College District.
Moffett Federal Airfield, also known as Moffett Field, is a joint civil-military airport located in an unincorporated part of Santa Clara County between northern Mountain View and northern Sunnyvale, California.
Monte Sereno (from Spanish monte, hill, and sereno, serene) is a city in Santa Clara County, California, USA.
Morgan Hill is a city in Santa Clara County, California, at the southern tip of Silicon Valley, in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Mountain View is a city located in Santa Clara County, California, United States, named for its views of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Move, Inc. is a real estate listing company based in Santa Clara, California.
The Mozilla Foundation (stylized as moz://a) is a non-profit organization that exists to support and collectively lead the open source Mozilla project.
Mumbai (also known as Bombay, the official name until 1995) is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra.
Munich (München; Minga) is the capital and the most populated city in the German state of Bavaria, on the banks of the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps.
The Museum of American Heritage (MOAH) is a museum in Palo Alto, California.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.
The Nasdaq Stock Market is an American stock exchange.
The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) was a U.S. federal agency founded on March 3, 1915, to undertake, promote, and institutionalize aeronautical research.
The National Park Service (NPS) is an agency of the United States federal government that manages all national parks, many national monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations.
National Semiconductor was an American semiconductor manufacturer which specialized in analog devices and subsystems, formerly with headquarters in Santa Clara, California, United States.
National University (NU) is a private, nonprofit institution of higher education in California.
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.
NetApp, Inc. is a hybrid cloud data services company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
Netflix, Inc. is an American over-the-top media services provider, headquartered in Los Gatos, California.
New Jersey is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the Northeastern United States.
New York University Press (or NYU Press) is a university press that is part of New York University.
A newspaper is a periodical publication containing written information about current events.
Newsweek is an American weekly magazine founded in 1933.
Nina D. Burleigh is an American writer and journalist.
Noida, short for the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority, is a systematically planned Indian city under the management of the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (also called NOIDA).
Nokia is a Finnish multinational telecommunications, information technology, and consumer electronics company, founded in 1865.
Nokia Networks (formerly Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) and Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) is a multinational data networking and telecommunications equipment company headquartered in Espoo, Finland, and wholly owned subsidiary of Nokia Corporation. It started as a joint venture between Nokia of Finland and Siemens of Germany known as Nokia Siemens Networks. Nokia Networks has operations in around 120 countries. In 2013, Nokia acquired 100% of Nokia Networks, buying all of Siemens' shares. In April 2014, NSN name was phased out as part of rebranding process.
North San Jose is an informal term for the northern neighborhoods of San Jose, California, United States.
Northern California (colloquially known as NorCal or "The Northstate" for the northern interior counties north of Sacramento to the Oregon stateline) is the northern portion of the U.S. state of California.
Northwestern Polytechnic University (NPU) is a non-profit private institution of higher education located in Fremont, California, United States.
Norway (Norwegian: (Bokmål) or (Nynorsk); Norga), officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a unitary sovereign state whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.
Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) — formerly the College of Notre Dame — is a private coeducational Catholic university located in Belmont, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Nvidia Corporation (most commonly referred to as Nvidia, stylized as NVIDIA, or (due to their logo) nVIDIA) is an American technology company incorporated in Delaware and based in Santa Clara, California.
NXP Semiconductors N.V. is a Dutch global semiconductor manufacturer headquartered in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
O'Reilly Media (formerly O'Reilly & Associates) is an American media company established by Tim O'Reilly that publishes books and Web sites and produces conferences on computer technology topics.
Oakland is the largest city and the county seat of Alameda County, California, United States.
Object-oriented programming (OOP) is a programming paradigm based on the concept of "objects", which may contain data, in the form of fields, often known as attributes; and code, in the form of procedures, often known as methods. A feature of objects is that an object's procedures can access and often modify the data fields of the object with which they are associated (objects have a notion of "this" or "self").
Ohlone College is a community college in Fremont, California with a second campus located in Newark, California.
Olivetti S.p.A. is an Italian manufacturer of typewriters, computers, tablets, smartphones, printers and other such business products as calculators and fax machines.
Onizuka Air Force Station was a United States Air Force installation in Santa Clara County, California, just outside the city limits of Sunnyvale, at the intersection of U.S. Route 101 and State Route 237.
Opera San José is a professional, regional opera company in San Jose, California.
Opera Software AS is a Norwegian software company, primarily known for its desktop Opera web browser, and mobile web browser Opera Mini.
Oracle Corporation is an American multinational computer technology corporation, headquartered in Redwood Shores, California.
An orchard is an intentional planting of trees or shrubs that is maintained for food production.
() is a designated city in the Kansai region of Japan.
Oslo (rarely) is the capital and most populous city of Norway.
The Pace Gallery is an American contemporary and modern art gallery.
The Pacific Time Zone (PT) is a time zone encompassing parts of western Canada, the western United States, and western Mexico.
Palm, Inc. was an American company that specialized in manufacturing personal digital assistants (PDAs) and other electronics.
Palo Alto Art Center is multi-purpose center for various art-related activities in the city of Palo Alto, California.
Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo is located in Palo Alto, California and part of the City of Palo Alto's Community Services Department (CSD).
Palo Alto is a charter city located in the northwest corner of Santa Clara County, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area of the United States.
, formerly known as, is a Japanese multinational electronics corporation headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan.
Ellen Pao v. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers LLC and DOES 1-20 is a lawsuit filed in 2012 in San Francisco County Superior Court under the law of California by executive Ellen Pao for gender discrimination against her employer, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
PARC (Palo Alto Research Center; formerly Xerox PARC) is a research and development company in Palo Alto, California, with a distinguished reputation for its contributions to information technology and hardware systems.
Patch is an independent U.S. local news and information platform, primarily owned by Hale Global.
PayPal Holdings, Inc. is an American company operating a worldwide online payments system that supports online money transfers and serves as an electronic alternative to traditional paper methods like cheques and money orders.
Penguin Books is a British publishing house.
People's Computer Company (PCC) was an organization, a newsletter (the People's Computer Company Newsletter) and, later, a quasiperiodical called the Dragonsmoke. PCC was founded and produced by Dennis Allison, Bob Albrecht and George Firedrake in Menlo Park, California in the early 1970s.
The Peralta Community College District is the community college district serving northern Alameda County, California.
Pirates of Silicon Valley is an original 1999 American made for television biographical drama film, directed by Martyn Burke and starring Noah Wyle as Steve Jobs and Anthony Michael Hall as Bill Gates.
Pixar Animation Studios, commonly referred to as Pixar, is an American computer animation movie studio based in Emeryville, California that is a subsidiary of Walt Disney Studios, owned by The Walt Disney Company.
Playdom was an online social network game developer popular on Facebook, Google+ and MySpace.
Playphone is a mobile social gaming network founded in 2003.
The Portuguese Historical Museum in San Jose, California, USA opened in 1997 and is a replica of the first permanent império (religious and cultural buildings primarily in the Azores) built in San Jose c. 1915.
PostScript (PS) is a page description language in the electronic publishing and desktop publishing business.
Princeton University Press is an independent publisher with close connections to Princeton University.
The Public Policy Institute of California is an independent, nonpartisan, non-profit research institution.
Qualcomm is an American multinational semiconductor and telecommunications equipment company that designs and markets wireless telecommunications products and services.
Quanta Computer Incorporated is a Taiwan-based manufacturer of notebook computers and other electronic hardware.
Quantcast is an American technology company, founded in 2006, that specializes in AI-driven real-time advertising, audience insights & measurement. The company claims that it has accurate audience measurement to over 100 million web destinations.Are You Building A 21st Century Brand? Rte.ie (2018-04-05). Retrieved on 2018-05-24. It has offices in the United States, Canada, Australia, Singapore, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, and Sweden.
The Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (fka ES-202) is the name of the QCEW program.
Quora is a question-and-answer site where questions are asked, answered, edited, and organized by its community of users.
Radar is an object-detection system that uses radio waves to determine the range, angle, or velocity of objects.
Radio is the technology of using radio waves to carry information, such as sound, by systematically modulating properties of electromagnetic energy waves transmitted through space, such as their amplitude, frequency, phase, or pulse width.
A radiotelephone (or radiophone) is a communications system for transmission of speech over radio.
Rambus Incorporated, founded in 1990, is an American technology licensing company, and has also been labelled as a patent troll.
Random House is an American book publisher and the largest general-interest paperback publisher in the world.
Redmond is a city in King County, Washington, United States, located east of Seattle.
The Regents of the University of California is the governing board of the University of California system.
Riverbed Technology, Inc.
Robert Norton Noyce (December 12, 1927 – June 3, 1990), nicknamed "the Mayor of Silicon Valley," was an American physicist who co-founded Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957 and Intel Corporation in 1968.
() is an American publicly traded company based in Los Gatos, California.
The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum (REM) is devoted to Ancient Egypt, located at Rosicrucian Park in the Rose Garden neighborhood of San Jose, California, United States.
RSA Security LLC, formerly RSA Security, Inc. and doing business as RSA, is an American computer and network security company.
SAGE Publishing is an independent publishing company founded in 1965 in New York by Sara Miller McCune and now based in California.
Saint Mary's College of California is a private, coeducational college located in Moraga, California, United States, a small suburban community about east of Oakland and east of San Francisco.
Salesforce.com, Inc. (styled in its logo as salesƒorce; abbreviated usually as SF or SFDC) is a US cloud computing company headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Samsung is a South Korean multinational conglomerate headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Korean: 삼성전자; Hanja: 三星電子 (Literally "tristar electronics")) is a South Korean multinational electronics company headquartered in Suwon, South Korea. Through having an extremely complicated ownership structure with some circular ownership, it is the flagship company of the Samsung Group, accounting for 70% of the group's revenue in 2012. Samsung Electronics has assembly plants and sales networks in 80 countries and employs around 308,745 people. It is the world's largest information technology company, consumer electronics maker and chipmaker by revenue. As of October 2017, Samsung Electronics' market cap stood at US$372.0 billion. Samsung has long been a major manufacturer of electronic components such as lithium-ion batteries, semiconductors, chips, flash memory and hard drive devices for clients such as Apple, Sony, HTC and Nokia. It is the world's largest manufacturer of mobile phones and smartphones, started with the original Samsung Solstice and later fueled by the popularity of its Samsung Galaxy line of devices. The company is also a major vendor of tablet computers, particularly its Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab collection, and is generally regarded as pioneering the phablet market through the Samsung Galaxy Note family of devices. Samsung has been the world's largest television manufacturer since 2006, and the world's largest manufacturer of mobile phones since 2011. It is also the world's largest memory chips manufacturer. In July 2017, Samsung Electronics overtook Intel as the largest semiconductor chip maker in the world. Samsung, like many other South Korean family-run chaebols, has been criticized for low dividend payouts and other governance practices that favor controlling shareholders at the expense of ordinary investors. In 2012, Kwon Oh-hyun was appointed the company's CEO but announced in October 2017 that he would resign in March 2018, citing an "unprecedented crisis".
San Diego (Spanish for 'Saint Didacus') is a major city in California, United States.
San Francisco (initials SF;, Spanish for 'Saint Francis'), officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California.
The San Francisco Bay Area (popularly referred to as the Bay Area) is a populous region surrounding the San Francisco, San Pablo and Suisun estuaries in the northern part of the U.S. state of California.
The San Francisco County Superior Court is a branch of the California Superior Court with jurisdiction over the City and County of San Francisco.
San Francisco State University (commonly referred to as San Francisco State, SF State and SFSU) is a public research university located in San Francisco, California, United States.
The San Jose Center for the Performing Arts is located in downtown San Jose, California.
San Jose City College, founded in 1921, is a community college located in the city of San Jose, Santa Clara County, California.
The San Jose McEnery Convention Center (popularly known as the San Jose Convention Center) is a convention center in San Jose, California, United States.
The San Jose Improv is a comedy club located in San Jose, California.
The San José Jazz Summer Fest (originally known as the San Jose Jazz Festival) is an annual music festival organized by non-profit San Jose Jazz, and held in downtown San Jose, California, USA.
The San Jose Museum of Art is an art museum in Downtown San Jose, California, USA.
The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles is an art museum in Downtown San Jose, California, USA.
The San Jose Repertory Theatre (a.k.a. San Jose Rep) was the first resident professional theatre company in San Jose, California.
San José State University (commonly referred to as San Jose State or SJSU) is a public comprehensive university located in San Jose, California, in Silicon Valley.
The San Jose Youth Symphony (SJYS) is a non-profit youth orchestra located in San Jose, California.
San Jose (Spanish for 'Saint Joseph'), officially the City of San José, is an economic, cultural, and political center of Silicon Valley and the largest city in Northern California.
The San Mateo County History Museum is located in downtown Redwood City, California.
San Mateo County (Spanish for "Saint Matthew") is a county located in the U.S. state of California.
Sand Hill Road, often shortened to just "Sand Hill", is an arterial road in western Silicon Valley, California, running through Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Woodside, notable for its concentration of venture capital companies.
SanDisk is a manufacturer of flash memory products, including memory cards and readers, USB flash drives, and solid state drives.
Sanmina Corporation is an American electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider headquartered in San Jose, California that serves original equipment manufacturers in technology-related industries such as communications and computer hardware.
Santa Clara County, officially the County of Santa Clara, is California's 6th most populous county, with a population was 1,781,642, as of the 2010 census.
The Santa Clara Valley runs south-southeast from the southern end of San Francisco Bay in Northern California in the United States.
Santa Clara is a city in Santa Clara County, California.
SAP SE (Systeme, Anwendungen und Produkte in der Datenverarbeitung, "Systems, Applications & Products in Data Processing") is a German-based European multinational software corporation that makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations.
Saratoga is a city in Santa Clara County, California, United States.
The Science History Institute is an institution that preserves and promotes understanding of the history of science.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), previously Science, Math, Engineering, and Technology (SMET), is a term used to group together these academic disciplines.
Seagate Technology PLC (commonly referred to as Seagate) is an American data storage company.
A semiconductor material has an electrical conductivity value falling between that of a conductor – such as copper, gold etc.
Sequoia Capital is an American venture capital firm.
Sexism is prejudice or discrimination based on a person's sex or gender.
The Shockley diode (named after physicist William Shockley) is a four-layer semiconductor diode, which was one of the first semiconductor devices invented.
Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory was a pioneering semiconductor developer founded by renowned inventor William Shockley as a division of Beckman Instruments, Inc., in 1956.
Shortwave radio is radio transmission using shortwave radio frequencies.
Siemens AG is a German conglomerate company headquartered in Berlin and Munich and the largest industrial manufacturing company in Europe with branch offices abroad.
Silicon is a chemical element with symbol Si and atomic number 14.
Silicon Hills is a nickname for the cluster of high-tech companies in the Austin metropolitan area in the U.S. state of Texas.
Silicon Valley is an American comedy television series created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky.
The Silicon Valley Historical Association (also known as the Santa Clara Valley Historical Association) is an organization that has interviewed notable figures in Silicon Valley since 1991 and produces documentaries, publishes books and keeps filmed history of notable figures in the technological industry.
Silicon Valley University (SVU) was a private, non-profit higher educational institution located in San Jose, California, US.
Simon & Schuster, Inc., a subsidiary of CBS Corporation, is an American publishing company founded in New York City in 1924 by Richard Simon and Max Schuster.
Singularity University (abbreviated SU) is a Silicon Valley think tank that offers educational programs and a business incubator.
A sitcom, short for "situation comedy", is a genre of comedy centered on a fixed set of characters who carry over from episode to episode.
Based in San José, California, sjDANCEco is a contemporary dance company founded in 2003 by artistic directors Gary Masters and Maria Basile, and Melanie Doerner.
Skyline College is one of three comprehensive community colleges within the San Mateo County Community College District.
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, originally named Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, is a United States Department of Energy National Laboratory operated by Stanford University under the programmatic direction of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science and located in Menlo Park, California.
Slashdot (sometimes abbreviated as /.) is a social news website that originally billed itself as "News for Nerds.
Social media are computer-mediated technologies that facilitate the creation and sharing of information, ideas, career interests and other forms of expression via virtual communities and networks.
Computer software, or simply software, is a generic term that refers to a collection of data or computer instructions that tell the computer how to work, in contrast to the physical hardware from which the system is built, that actually performs the work.
SolarCity Corporation is a subsidiary of Tesla, Inc. that specializes in solar energy services and is headquartered in San Mateo, California.
is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan, Minato, Tokyo.
Sony Interactive Entertainment (abbreviated as SIE and formerly known as Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) and Sony Network Entertainment International) is a multinational video game and digital entertainment company and is a wholly owned subsidiary and part of the Consumer Products and Services Group of Sony Corporation.
Sony Mobile Communications Inc. is a multinational telecommunications company founded on October 1, 2001 as a joint venture between Sony and Ericsson, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and wholly owned by Sony.
South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (대한민국; Hanja: 大韓民國; Daehan Minguk,; lit. "The Great Country of the Han People"), is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and lying east to the Asian mainland.
The Spanish–American War (Guerra hispano-americana or Guerra hispano-estadounidense; Digmaang Espanyol-Amerikano) was fought between the United States and Spain in 1898.
Sputnik 1 (or; "Satellite-1", or "PS-1", Простейший Спутник-1 or Prosteyshiy Sputnik-1, "Elementary Satellite 1") was the first artificial Earth satellite.
Square, Inc. is a financial services, merchant services aggregator, and mobile payment company based in San Francisco, California.
SRI International (SRI) is an American nonprofit research institute headquartered in Menlo Park, California.
Stanford Jazz Workshop (SJW) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to jazz education and the annual concert series known as the Stanford Jazz Festival.
Stanford Research Park (SRP) is a technology park established in 1951 as a joint initiative between Stanford University and the City of Palo Alto.
Stanford University (officially Leland Stanford Junior University, colloquially the Farm) is a private research university in Stanford, California.
The Stanford University Press (SUP) is the publishing house of Stanford University.
Start-Ups: Silicon Valley is an American reality television series that aired on Bravo.
A startup company (startup or start-up) is an entrepreneurial venture which is typically a newly emerged business that aims to meet a marketplace need by developing a viable business model around a product, service, process or a platform.
A startup ecosystem is formed by people, startups in their various stages and various types of organizations in a location (physical or virtual), interacting as a system to create and scale new startup companies.
Steven Paul Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American entrepreneur and business magnate.
Stephen Gary Wozniak (born on August 11, 1950), often referred to by the nickname Woz, is an American inventor, electronics engineer, programmer, philanthropist, and technology entrepreneur who co-founded Apple Computer, Inc.
A stock market, equity market or share market is the aggregation of buyers and sellers (a loose network of economic transactions, not a physical facility or discrete entity) of stocks (also called shares), which represent ownership claims on businesses; these may include securities listed on a public stock exchange as well as those only traded privately.
Sun Microsystems, Inc. was an American company that sold computers, computer components, software, and information technology services and created the Java programming language, the Solaris operating system, ZFS, the Network File System (NFS), and SPARC.
The Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum is a historical museum located in Sunnyvale, California.
Sunnyvale is a city located in Santa Clara County, California.
SunPower Corporation is an American energy company that designs and manufactures crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells and solar panels based on an all-back-contact solar cell invented at Stanford University.
SurveyMonkey is an online survey development cloud-based software as a service company, founded in 1999 by Ryan Finley.
Suwon (Hangul: 수원, Hanja: 水原) is the capital and largest metropolis of Gyeonggi-do, South Korea's most populous province which surrounds Seoul, the national capital. Suwon lies about south of Seoul. It is traditionally known as "The City of Filial Piety". With a population close to 1.2 million, it is larger than Ulsan, although it is not governed as a metropolitan city. Suwon has existed in various forms throughout Korea's history, growing from a small settlement to become a major industrial and cultural center. It is the only remaining completely walled city in South Korea. The city walls are one of the more popular tourist destinations in Gyeonggi Province. Samsung Electronics R&D center and headquarters are in Suwon. The city is served by two motorways, the national railway network, and the Seoul Metropolitan Subway. Suwon is a major educational center, home to 11 universities. Suwon is home to football club Suwon Samsung Bluewings, which have won the K League on four occasions and AFC Champions League twice. The KT Wiz of the Korea Baseball Organization also plays in Suwon.
Symantec Corporation (commonly known as Symantec) is an American software company headquartered in Mountain View, California, United States.
Symphony Silicon Valley is the professional symphony orchestra of San Jose and the South Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area.
A synecdoche (from Greek συνεκδοχή, synekdoche,. "simultaneous understanding") is a figure of speech in which a term for a part of something refers to the whole of something or vice versa.
Synopsys, Inc., an American company, is the leading company by sales in the Electronic Design Automation industry.
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Taipei, officially known as Taipei City, is the capital and a special municipality of Taiwan (officially known as the Republic of China, "ROC").
Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a state in East Asia.
Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS) is an Indian multinational information technology (IT) service, consulting and business solutions company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Tech Valley began as a marketing name for the eastern part of the U.S. state of New York, encompassing the Capital District and the Hudson Valley.
A technology company (often tech company) is a type of business entity that focuses primarily on the development and manufacturing of technology.
Telegraph Hill (elev.) is a neighborhood in San Francisco, California.
Tesla, Inc. (formerly Tesla Motors) was founded in 2003, and is an American multinational corporation based in Palo Alto, California, that specializes in electric vehicles, lithium-ion battery energy storage and solar panel manufacturing (through the subsidiary company SolarCity).
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) is an American technology company that designs and manufactures semiconductors and various integrated circuits, which it sells to electronics designers and manufacturers globally.
The Art Institutes (Ai) are a system of art colleges owned by Dream Center Education Holdings.
The Internship is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Shawn Levy, written by Vince Vaughn and Jared Stern, and produced by Vaughn and Levy.
The Maltese Falcon is a 1941 film noir written and directed by John Huston in his directorial debut, and based on Dashiell Hammett's 1930 novel of the same name.
The Mercury News (formerly San Jose Mercury News, often locally known as The Merc) is a morning daily newspaper published in San Jose, California, United States.
"The Mother of All Demos" is a name retroactively applied to a landmark computer demonstration, given at the Association for Computing Machinery / Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (ACM/IEEE)—Computer Society's Fall Joint Computer Conference in San Francisco, which was presented by Douglas Engelbart on 9 December, 1968.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
The New York Times Company is an American media company which publishes its namesake, The New York Times.
The Pentagon is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, located in Arlington County, Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. As a symbol of the U.S. military, The Pentagon is often used metonymically to refer to the U.S. Department of Defense.
The Social Network is a 2010 American biographical drama film directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin.
The Tech Museum of Innovation, commonly known as The Tech, is a museum of science and technology in San Jose, California, in Silicon Valley.
The Wall Street Journal is a U.S. business-focused, English-language international daily newspaper based in New York City.
TheatreWorks is a non-profit, professional theater company based in Menlo Park, California and founded in July, 1970.
TIBCO Software Inc. is an American company that provides integration, analytics and event-processing software for companies to use on-premises or as part of cloud computing environments.
TiVo is a digital video recorder (DVR) developed and marketed by TiVo Corporation and introduced in 1999.
, officially, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and has been the capital since 1869.
Traffic congestion is a condition on transport networks that occurs as use increases, and is characterized by slower speeds, longer trip times, and increased vehicular queueing.
The traitorous eight was a group of eight employees who left Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory in 1957 to found Fairchild Semiconductor.
A transistor is a semiconductor device used to amplify or switch electronic signals and electrical power.
Triumph of the Nerds is a 1996 British/American television documentary, produced by John Gau Productions and Oregon Public Broadcasting for Channel 4 and PBS.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Limited (TSMC), also known as Taiwan Semiconductor, is the world's largest dedicated independent (pure-play) semiconductor foundry, with its headquarters and main operations located in the Hsinchu Science and Industrial Park in Hsinchu, Taiwan.
Twitter is an online news and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as "tweets".
A state is a constituent political entity of the United States.
Uber Technologies Inc. (doing business as Uber) is a peer-to-peer ridesharing, taxi cab, food delivery, and transportation network company headquartered in San Francisco, California, with operations in 633 cities worldwide.
Ubisoft Entertainment SA (formerly Ubi Soft Entertainment SA) is a French video game publisher headquartered in Montreuil.
A unicorn is a privately held startup company valued at over $1 billion.
The United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE), is an independent democratic rank-and-file labor union representing workers in both the private and public sectors across the United States.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial and space warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.
The Department of Defense (DoD, USDOD, or DOD) is an executive branch department of the federal government of the United States charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government concerned directly with national security and the United States Armed Forces.
The United States Department of Labor (DOL) is a cabinet-level department of the U.S. federal government responsible for occupational safety, wage and hour standards, unemployment insurance benefits, reemployment services, and some economic statistics; many U.S. states also have such departments.
The United States dollar (sign: $; code: USD; also abbreviated US$ and referred to as the dollar, U.S. dollar, or American dollar) is the official currency of the United States and its insular territories per the United States Constitution since 1792.
The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
The University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley, Berkeley, Cal, or California) is a public research university in Berkeley, California.
The University of California, Davis (also referred to as UCD, UC Davis, or Davis), is a public research university and land-grant university as well as one of the 10 campuses of the University of California (UC) system.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), is a research university located in San Francisco, California and part of the University of California system.
The University of California, Santa Cruz (also known as UC Santa Cruz or UCSC), is a public research university and one of 10 campuses in the University of California system.
The University of San Francisco (USF) is a Jesuit Catholic university located in San Francisco, California, United States.
USA Today is an internationally distributed American daily, middle-market newspaper that serves as the flagship publication of its owner, the Gannett Company.
The USS Macon (ZRS-5) was a rigid airship built and operated by the United States Navy for scouting and served as a "flying aircraft carrier", designed to carry biplane parasite aircraft, five single-seat Curtiss F9C Sparrowhawk for scouting or two-seat Fleet N2Y-1 for training.
The VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) is a United States Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare group located in California which consists of three inpatient facilities (VA Palo Alto Hospital, Menlo Park VA Hospital, and Livermore VA Hospital), plus seven outpatient clinics in San Jose, Capitola, Monterey, Stockton, Modesto, Sonora, and Fremont.
In finance, valuation is the process of determining the present value (PV) of an asset.
Varian Associates was one of the first high-tech companies in Silicon Valley.
Venture capital (VC) is a type of private equity, a form of financing that is provided by firms or funds to small, early-stage, emerging firms that are deemed to have high growth potential, or which have demonstrated high growth (in terms of number of employees, annual revenue, or both).
Verifone is an American multinational corporation headquartered in San Jose, California, that provides technology for electronic payment transactions and value-added services at the point-of-sale.
Verisign, Inc. is an American company based in Reston, Virginia, United States that operates a diverse array of network infrastructure, including two of the Internet's thirteen root nameservers, the authoritative registry for the,, and generic top-level domains and the and country-code top-level domains, and the back-end systems for the,, and top-level domains.
Veritas Technologies LLC is an American international data management company headquartered in Mountain View, California.
Very high frequency (VHF) is the ITU designation for the range of radio frequency electromagnetic waves (radio waves) from 30 to 300 megahertz (MHz), with corresponding wavelengths of ten to one meter.
The Viet Museum (Viện Bảo Tàng Việt Nam) or Museum of the Boat People & the Republic of Vietnam is a museum focusing on the experience of Vietnamese Americans and their journey from Vietnam to the United States.
Vietnamese boat people (Thuyền nhân Việt Nam), also known simply as boat people, were refugees who fled Vietnam by boat and ship following the end of the Vietnam War in 1975.
Visa Inc. (also known as Visa, stylized as VISA) is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in Foster City, California, United States.
VMware, Inc. is a subsidiary of Dell Technologies that provides cloud computing and platform virtualization software and services.
Walldorf is a town in the Rhein-Neckar-Kreis district in the state of Baden-Württemberg in Germany.
Walmart Labs (formerly named Kosmix and @WalmartLabs) is an American privately held company in Mountain View, California.
Watch Dogs 2 (stylized as WATCH_DOGS 2) is an action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft.
Cisco Webex, formerly WebEx Communications Inc., is a company that provides on-demand collaboration, online meeting, web conferencing and videoconferencing applications.
Welfare capitalism is capitalism that includes social welfare policies.
The West Coast or Pacific Coast is the coastline along which the contiguous Western United States meets the North Pacific Ocean.
West Valley College is a community college in northern California.
Western Digital Corporation (abbreviated WDC, commonly shortened to Western Digital or WD) is an American computer data storage company and one of the largest computer hard disk drive manufacturers in the world, along with its main competitor Seagate Technology.
William "Bill" Redington Hewlett (May 20, 1913 – January 12, 2001) was an American engineer and the co-founder, with David Packard, of the Hewlett-Packard Company (HP).
William Bradford Shockley Jr. (February 13, 1910 – August 12, 1989) was an American physicist and inventor.
The Winchester Mystery House is a mansion in San Jose, California, that was once the personal residence of Sarah Winchester, the widow of firearm magnate William Wirt Winchester.
Woodside is a small incorporated town in San Mateo County, California, United States, on the San Francisco Peninsula.
Xerox Corporation (also known as Xerox, stylized as xerox since 2008, and previously as XEROX or XeroX from 1960 to 2008) is an American global corporation that sells print and digital document solutions, and document technology products in more than 160 countries.
Yahoo! is a web services provider headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and wholly owned by Verizon Communications through Oath Inc..
Yelp is an American multinational corporation headquartered in San Francisco, California.
YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California.
Zürich or Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zürich.
ZIP Codes are a system of postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS) since 1963.
Zynga Inc. is an American social game developer running social video game services founded in April 2007 and headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States.
3Com Corporation was a digital electronics manufacturer best known for its computer network products.
8x8 Inc. is a provider of cloud communications and customer engagement solutions.
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