You already live here? Then you might know everything about it. If not, here are the basics: In general you can say that the Silicon Valley is the area between southern San Francisco and San Jose, California. While everybody knows the nickname Silicon Valley, locals often refer to it as “Bay Area” or “peninsula”. The name Silicon Valley itself origins back to the time when many silicon chip innovators and manufacturers were located in this area.
However, the Silicon Valley is home to many of the world’s largest and well-known high-tech companies like Apple, Google and Facebook. But not only those giants are the ones that make this area so special; it’s also the place for startups.