Silicon Glen


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Silicon Glen

n
(Communications & Information) a collective term for the industries in Scotland associated with information technology, esp those concentrated in the central conurbation between Glasgow and Edinburgh
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John Glen, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, said: "From London's Silicon Roundabout to Scotland's Silicon Glen, there are hundreds of promising British fintechs on the cusp of becoming the next major disrupter.
From the square mile in London to Scotlands Silicon Glen, the UK leads the world in harnessing the power of fintech as we create an economy fit for the future.
Scotland, also known as Silicon Glen, is a rising force within the technology industry.
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.
He said the shutdown of the petrochemicals plant would be the "heaviest blow" for Scotland since the disappearance of a number of electronics companies collectively known as Silicon Glen in the 1990s and early 2000s.
This resulted, in the late 80's and early 90's, in a wave of Japanese and American investment into South Wales, the North-East and 'Silicon Glen' in Scotland.
He said: "This is not like the closure of the electronics factories of Silicon Glen. Then factories like Motorola were here for a short time and, once they had milked government grants, were off again.
He said: "There are a lot of good people from the Silicon Glen days when you had Hewlett Packard, Compaq, Motorola and Flextronics.
Silicon Valley spawned Silicon Glen in Scotland, until the dotcom bubble burst and the yanks moved to cheaper manufacturing economies.
The company this year expanded its Scottish operations with a move into bigger offices in Strathclyde Business Park - dubbed Scotland's Silicon Glen.We have high rate of staff retention
SCOTLAND'S 'Silicon Glen' has been given an early Xmas bonus with 500 jobs....thanks to the TAXMAN.