Silicon Valley

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Sil·i·con Valley

 (sĭl′ĭ-kən, -kŏn′)
A region of western California southeast of San Francisco known for its high-technology design and manufacturing industries.

Silicon Valley

1. (Placename) an industrial strip in W California, extending S of San Francisco, in which the US information technology industry is concentrated
2. (Communications & Information) any area in which industries associated with information technology are concentrated
3. (Human Geography) any area in which industries associated with information technology are concentrated

Sil′icon Val′ley

an area in N California, in the Santa Clara valley region, where many high-technology companies are located.
[1970–75; so called from the silicon wafers employed in semiconductor devices]
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Noun1.Silicon Valley - a region in California to the south of San Francisco that is noted for its concentration of high-technology industries
Calif., California, Golden State, CA - a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes

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Isn't the term "major confusion" a bit Valley Girl, or am I completely losing it?
Tsubota says the municipal government wants to increase the number of companies in the area to 500 in three to five years' time with a workforce of 10,000 to make it an IT base as large as Bit Valley in Tokyo or ''Sapporo Valley'' in Sapporo, capital of Japan's northernmost Hokkaido Prefecture.
She said the development would provide clients with a customised office facility, networking benefits and support by specialists during the early stages - not to mention an immediate market presence in an area the Japanese call Bit Valley.