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Sunnyvale

(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…

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…

Santa Clara

(Encyclopedia) Santa Clara sn´t klâr´, 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…

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…

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 hyoo´lt, 1913–2001, American engineer and business executive, b. Ann Arbor, Mich., grad. Stanford (B.S. 1934, Engineer 1939), Massachusetts Institute of…

Salinas

(Encyclopedia) Salinas sl´ns, 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.…

August 2016: Gawker Website Shuts Down

World News | Disasters & Science News Here's a slideshow depicting the major U.S. news events of August 2016. 1. CDC Issues Zika Warning 2. U.S. Launches…

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…