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Silicon Valley

(Encyclopedia) Silicon Valley, an industrial region, approximately 20 mi (32 km) long, in the Santa Clara Valley between Palo Alto and San Jose, mainly in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, W?


(Encyclopedia) Sunnyvale, city (1990 pop. 117,229), Santa Clara co., W Calif., near San Francisco; settled 1849, inc. 1912. A city in Silicon Valley, its many manufactures include semiconductors;?

Mountain View

(Encyclopedia) Mountain View, city (1990 pop. 67,460), Santa Clara co., W Calif., on San Francisco Bay; inc. 1902. A steadily growing city, Mountain View is part of the Silicon Valley high-technology?

Santa Clara

(Encyclopedia) Santa Clara s?nt? klr?, city (1990 pop. 93,613), Santa Clara co., W Calif.; inc. 1852. Part of the Silicon Valley high-technology manufacturing complex, the city produces a variety?

Packard, David

(Encyclopedia) Packard, David, 1912?96, American business executive, b. Pueblo, Colo., grad. Stanford (B.A., 1934; M.S., 1939). He and classmate William R. Hewlett opened a garage-based business,?

Hewlett, William Redington

(Encyclopedia) Hewlett, William Redington hyo?ol?t, 1913?2001, American engineer and business executive, b. Ann Arbor, Mich., grad. Stanford (B.S. 1934, Engineer 1939), Massachusetts Institute of?

Noyce, Robert Norton

(Encyclopedia) Noyce, Robert Norton nois, 1927?90, American engineer, inventor, and entrepeneur, b. Burlington, Iowa.; grad. Grinnell College (B.A., 1949), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ph.D?


(Encyclopedia) Salinas s?l?n?s, city (1990 pop. 108,777), seat of Monterey co., W Calif.; inc. 1874. It is the shipping and processing center of a fertile valley famous for its grain and lettuce.?

San Jose

(Encyclopedia) San Jose s?n?z?, s?n h?z?, city (1990 pop. 782,248), seat of Santa Clara co., W central Calif.; founded 1777, inc. 1850. Along with San Francisco and Oakland the city comprises the?

Steve Wozniak

Name at birth: Stephen Gary WozniakKnown to the world simply as "Woz," Steve Wozniak is the computer whiz who with Steve Jobs created the Apple Computer company in 1976. Wozniak was the computer guru?