Birthplace of "Silicon Valley"

California State Historic Landmark 976

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#976 Birthplace of "Silicon Valley"
This garage is the birthplace of the world's first high-technology region, "Silicon Valley." The idea for such a region originated with Dr. Frederick Terman, a Stanford university professor who encouraged his students to start up their own electronics companies in the area instead of joining established firms in the East. The first two students to follow his advice were William R. Hewlett and David Packard, who in 1938 began developing their first product, an audio oscillator, in this garage.

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367 Addison Ave, Palo Alto.

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