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Fred Terman, the Father of Silicon Valley
March/April 1985 (vol. 2 no. 2)
pp. 75-81
Carolyn Tajnai, Stanford University
Silicon Valley, located on the San Francisco, California, peninsula, radiates outward from Stanford University. It is containedby the San Francisco Bayon the east, the Santa Cruz Mountains on the west, and the Coast Range to the southeast. At the turnof the century, when fruit orchards predominated, the area was known as the Valley of Heart's Delight. Today, semiconductorchips, made of silicon, are the principal product of the local high-tech industries. It has been said that an institutionis but the lengthened shadow of one great man. Inasmuch as Silicon Valley is an institution, Fred Terman was such a man.
Carolyn Tajnai, "Fred Terman, the Father of Silicon Valley," IEEE Design & Test of Computers, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 75-81, March-April 1985, doi:10.1109/MDT.1985.294869
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