Silicon Fen


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Silicon Fen

n
(Communications & Information) an area of Cambridgeshire, esp around the city of Cambridge, in which industries associated with information technology are concentrated
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In 2010, Peter Mandelson asked Hermann Hauser, the Silicon Fen entrepreneur and venture capitalist, to put together a study on technology incubators that then led to the creation of new Catapult technology centres across the UK.
Geomerics comes from Cambridge's so-called Silicon Fen area and became part of ARM, the UK's most successful technology export company, in December 2013.
Europe is now home to a number of thriving technology hubs--many of them named to indicate their Silicon Valley ambitions, including Silicon Fen, Silicon Glen, and Silicon Roundabout.
Silicon Fen This is a collection of technological businesses in the Cambridge region.
Silicon Fen near Cambridge University, and Technopolis Innovation Park Delft near Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands).
The other research center, dubbed Silicon Fen, is in the damp flatlands of Eastern England, just outside the university town of Cambridge.
From Silicon Valley to Silicon Fen, such initiatives have been, by and large, relatively successful, offering new jobs, economic growth and relatively free transport access, as well as the more obvious goals of stimulating high-tech research and related intellectual and financial profits.
So now we have the Silicon Bog (Central Ireland), the Silicon Bayou (Louisiana), the Silicon Desert (Phoenix), the Silicon Fen (Cambridge, England), the Silicon Glacier (around Kalispell, Mont.
In addition to Silicon Fen in East Anglia, there are two other major concentrations of technology companies in the UK: Silicon Glen in Scotland, and the M4 corridor--stretching from Heathrow to Wales--home to companies like 3M, IBM, Lucent, Oracle, and Honda.
Within a 20-mile radius of Cambridge University, one of the world's leading science and technology universities, more than 1,500 high-tech and knowledge-based startups have settled in what is known as Silicon Fen.
It led to him setting up an electronics business in Cambridge in the late 1980s, a time when the electronics business was booming and Cambridge became known as Silicon Fen.