Silicon Valley

Updated: 12/30/2019 by Computer Hope

Silicon Valley may refer to any of the following:

Silicon Valley

1. Silicon Valley is the nickname of a geographic region of California, USA, south of San Francisco Bay. The name was first used in the January 11, 1971 issue of Electronic News by journalist Don Hoefler, who called it "Silicon Valley, USA."

The Silicon Valley area has a high concentration of technology, computing, and Internet-related companies, including Google, Apple, and Intel. Although it has no official geographic designation, it has grown in size since the 1970s, and roughly correlates to the Santa Clara Valley. Its major cities include San Jose, Menlo Park, Redwood City, Cupertino, Santa Clara, Fremont, Los Altos, Mountain View, Palo Alto, and Sunnyvale.

2. Silicon Valley is the name of an HBO live-action comedy series created by Mike Judge. The show satirizes the corporate culture of Silicon Valley, telling the story of a fictional technology startup and the men who founded it. In 2015, the show won two Emmy awards.

The series premiered on April 6, 2014, on HBO, and can be streamed on HBO Now. The sixth and final season of the show premiered on October 27, 2019.

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