The Silicon Valley has been the epicenter of imagination and creativity not just in California, but in the entire U.S., for decades. (It has been a hotbed of productivity for longer than that, going back to when it was called the Valley of Heart’s Delight.) Microprocessors, personal computers, the Internet, smartphones, computers in your glasses and on your wrist, movies streaming to your television, and more. The entrepreneurial risk-takers in Silicon Valley represent a rainbow of culturally diverse dreamers who put their dreams into action. In the spirit of Silicon Valley, we can unleash our imagination and creativity in choosing a home that suits our true selves.
The Silicon Valley has 2.5 million residents.
Stanford create the 1st industrial park in 1951.
The 2 Steve’s create the 1st personal computer, Apple 1 in 1957.
53% of Startups are founded by immigrants.
In 1938 David and Lucile Packard got married and rented the first floor of the house at 367 Addison Avenue in Palo Alto. This one car garage gave birth to HP.
In 1957, Fairchild Semiconductor became the third company in Silicon Valley. The company was founded by a group of disgruntled employees who left William Shockley’s company, Shockley Semiconductor – the “traitorous eight,” including Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore. The new company started out producing transistors, selling their first 100 to IBM at $150 apiece. Two years later, Fairchild researchers invented the integrated chip, which really put the company on the map. The company grew from twelve to twelve thousand employees, and was soon raking in some $130 million a year.
Netscape was the first browser to bring the internet to the mass in 1995
43.5 percent of adults 25 and older have a Bachelor’s degree or above
San Jose calls itself the “capital of Silicon Valley,” and as such, it attracts the best and the brightest tech industry workers. Cisco, IBM, eBay, and Adobe are all major employers in the San Jose metropolitan area, and all require bright workers.
The Apple campus (1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014) is a popular place bus loads of tourists are coming taking pictures as well as shopping at the only Apple store that don’t sell computers, iPhones or have a Genius Bar, they are the only place in the world that sells Apple logo t-shirts, caps and accessories.
Google and Facebook always prided itself in the amenities it offers its employees, e.g., in-office private cabins for personal use, nap pods, video games, large screens, slides (for transport throughout the office!),