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proper noun silicon, Silicon valley, Valley
  1. A nickname originally for the region of San Francisco in which there are a high number of industries producing silicon chips and later extended to mean the entire concentration of high-tech businesses in this area.
Translations: 
  • French: Silicon Valley
  • Italian: Silicon Valley
  • Spanish: Silicon Valley , Valle del Silicio
Etymology: From "Silicon Valley USA", the title of a series of articles appearing in 1971 in w:Electronic News, Electronic News by the journalist w:Don Hoefler, Don Hoefler, from silicon, the element used by these industries + valley from w:Santa Clara Valley, Santa Clara Valley, the area where many of these industries are located


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