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Notes on tech

Notes on technology, business, enterpreneurship, economy, markets along with interesting general tidbits.

What has powered silicon valley over the years

10/30/2005 12:14:00 PM, posted by anand

Silicon Valley - Invention and reinvention

Aerospace contractors emerge around Moffett Field.

Hewlett-Packard brings electronics to the consumer market.

1950s and 1960s
Chip companies like Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory and Fairchild Semiconductor bring silicon to the valley.

Apple Computer starts the personal computing revolution, spawning an era of consumer hardware.

The network emerges, as such companies as Cisco Systems and Sun Microsystems help build the infrastructure that would link the world together on the Internet.

The Internet booms, led by Netscape Communications and its seminal browser.

Internet giants like Yahoo, Google and eBay -- joined by Apple Computer, a valley graybeard -- re-energize the region using media and content to drive innovation.

Source: Chronicle Research
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