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Making Silicon Valley

Innovation and the Growth of High Tech, 1930-1970 (Inside Technology)

Christophe Lecuyer

This non-fiction book titled "Making Silicon Valley" explores the growth and innovation of the San Francisco-area electronics industry which led to the formation of Silicon Valley as an industrial district. The author uses science and technology studies to trace the emergence of innovative practices by following key groups of engineers and entrepreneurs. Along with the military patronage and procurement, the influence of local institutions of higher learning is also considered. The book argues that unique competencies in manufacturing, product engineering, and management made the growth of the largest Silicon Valley firms possible, which in turn served as models and incubators for other electronics ventures in the area.
Publish Date
First Published in 2005
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