What is Silicon Valley Famous For?

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What is Silicon Valley Famous For?

Along the southern waters of San Francisco lies the world’s biggest hub of technology, Silicon Valley. This is where big tech tycoons started small, and here’s what you need to know about Silicon Valley and why it is famous.

Home to Stanford University

Since Silicon Valley isn’t just one city but a horizon that covers multiple places, it's only fair to say that Stanford University also lies in this pool. Stanford University doesn’t need any introduction. It's one of the best universities in the world, offering many programs from medicine to technology, and the list goes on.

It is only appropriate that the world's biggest tech hub houses one of the best global universities, which is the dream of every overachieving and ambitious student. Stanford is up there with Harvard and other prestigious universities for good reasons. Stanford University challenges its students to show up, do better and make a difference in the world with their wisdom, curiosity, and knowledge of the unknown. 

Intel and Sand – A Brief History

You might wonder how Silicon Valley got its name. There’s an interesting history behind it, which later links it perfectly with technological innovation. Silicon, aka sand, is the most abundant material in the Earth’s crust, and luckily, the South of San Francisco and Northern California have a lot of it. 

But this is not how Silicon Valley got its name. When it first came into being, Intel made its first computer chip with silicon, which was a huge technological breakthrough. Hence the name, Silicon Valley, was coined since Intel was the first of the many companies to call Silicon Valley its starting place to success.

Headquarters of Tech Giants

As of now, Silicon Valley is the headquarters of popular technological companies:

  • Apple Inc.: The Apple Inc. set-up can be found in Cupertino. Apple is the biggest manufacturer and the pioneer of touchscreen mobile phones, and now it’s a huge technological tycoon. 
  • Tesla: Electric cars were made real when Elon Musk started Tesla, a wholly electrical car manufacturing company. It started here, near the Southern waters of San Francisco. 
  • GoogleUp North towards California in Mountain View, also known as where Google Headquarters is situated. Google is the biggest breakthrough of the world wide web era and has come a long way since then. The founders of Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin made Google a dream come true in this place. 
  • FacebookFacebook also has its headquarters in Silicon Valley, specifically in Menlo Park, California. Facebook, founded by Mark Zuckerberg, is the biggest and most engaging global social media platform. It also changed the whole dynamic of safe and fun interaction on the internet. 

Silicon Valley houses the most diverse pool of talent. Many people come here to make a name for themselves with the goal of leaving their mark on the world.

Laiba Omer

Laiba Omer

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