proper noun silicon, Silicon valley, Valley
- 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.
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
- French: Silicon Valley
- Italian: Silicon Valley
- Spanish: Silicon Valley , Valle del Silicio
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