The term “Silicon Valley” was coined in the 1970s to describe the Santa Clara Valley in the San Francisco Bay area where some of the hottest technology companies are based including Facebook, Apple and Google. Now is has become synonymous with the US tech sector as a whole giving rise to several international imitations such as Silicon Roundabout here in London where Tug is currently based.
Around the world there are other Silicon hotspots that have emerged in far flung places:
- Silicon Wadi – Israel
- Silicon Sloboda – Moscow
- Silicon Savannah – Kenya
- Silicon Welly – Wellington, NZ
- Cwm Silicon – Wales
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