||Silicon Valley to Internet Valley
few points from recent IT history...
by Gregory Gromov
||From the beginning of IT-history, a great
deal of the IT key-solutions have been reaching worldwide market from
California's Silicon Valley. There
are several different approaches to describe this general IT-tendency.
Valley and IT History
First level -- Community
Second level -- Tech-TimeLine
Third -- Financial Concern
first level usually focuses on Silicon Valley's professional community.
||The second level focuses on the main points of IT history. From
this point the Silicon Valley is a high-tech region where the following key
IT-solutions were launched:
||The third level of Silicon Valley history focuses on financial
|About half century
ago Stanford University (Palo-Alto, California) had
some financial problems.
Fred Terman tried to solve
the problems by leasing part of the university's land to high-tech companies for 99
A quarter of century later this decision was called Silicon
Valley's starting point.
|1906 the first
signal amplifier, a vacuum tube triode,was invented by
Lee de Forest,
1971 the first
microprocessor - 4004-chip, Intel,
1976 the first Personal Computer - Apple-1, Apple Computer,
| PC revolution . December 1980, Apple goes
public. Morgan Stanley and Co. and Hambrecht & Quist underwrite an initial
public offering of 4.6 million shares of Apple common stock at a price of $22 per share.
Everyshare is bought within minutes of the offering, making this the largest public
offering since Ford went public in 1956
August 1995, Netscape Communications Corp., a 16-month-old Mountain View
company was going public. Netscape issued 5 million shares to the public and kept another
33 million for executives, venture capitalists and other early backers. August,10 closing
price left the company with market valuation of $1.96 billion " It was the biggest
IPO in history ...
|The phrase Silicon
Valley first appeared in 1971 in a series of articles that journalist Don C Hoefler wrote for
Electronic News, a weekly industry tabloid.
||It looks like the story
is not completed yet...
||Gross Revenue: Now
about 4,000 IT-related companies located along Highway 101 from San Francisco to San Jose generate approximately $200
billions in IT-related revenue annually
Copyright ©1995-2002 Gregory
Hewlett used the supernova concept to clarify his
viewpoint to Silicon Valley history and named Lee de Forest the
father of Silicon
|From our viewpoint the supernova is not merely a literature metaphor...
"For a few decades after invention of the first
radio-amplifier the total level of radio-emission from earth increased millions of times
in comparison with the normal level of emission of a 300 Kelvin-degree planet. For the
shortest time the Earth became #1 source of the radio-emission in the solar system "(Joseph Shklovski, 1981).
if somebody is looking through a radio-telescope to the Solar system from another
part of the galaxy, he can see the radio explosion
like the birth of a new star
on the Earth planet.
| ...after all, do you have any
idea what kind of astro-physical measurement can
detect the other dimensions of the explosion triggered by computer as an intellectual amplifier. Then please share it with us at least.
|It was not too
difficult to predict, where the next IT-wave would come from .
To take a look at some of the new areas of business development
of Silicon Valley Companies was
However, to predict where the next IT- revolution
will come from is no easy task now:
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Copyright ©1995-2002 Gregory