Monthly Archives: December 2007

Silicon Valley Micro-Cultures and Industry Clusters

A New York Times article describes where the "niche neighborhoods" and industry clusters are located in Silicon Valley, with web design and online advertising centered in San Francisco, software in the Palo Alto area, and semiconductors, disk drives and and network equipment located in the south Bay near San Jose.

No mention of Cupertino, where my office is located, which has an eclectic mix of hardware, software and great design: Apple Computer, Symantec, and the U.S. office of open source database developer, MySQL, among others. 

Source:  A Social Order Shaped By Technology and Traffic, by Steve Lohr, The New York Times, December 20, 2007.  "Silicon Valley is a collection of remarkably local clusters based on industry niches, skills, school ties, traffic patterns, ethnic groups and even weekend sports teams."