The Karnataka government developed an'Electronics City', at Bengaluru. This made Bengaluru wa Silicon Valley of India. In 1989, Hewlett cor Packard also set up their unit here. Most wa computer and software companies of the sui world, such as IBM, Oracle, Novell and Fujitsu tra are now based in Bengaluru. It is estimated that there are more than 300 software firms in Bengaluru. Most of them are Fr medium-sized and employ about 200 technicians. More than 70 per cent of the companies are Indian and their owners have worked in USA after getting a graduate degree from American universities. Thus, foreign clients are becoming confident about Silicon Va the ability of the Indians to design and manage their projects. Bengaluru has now surpassed Mumbai, the first software centre in India. Now many multinational
Silicon Valley(USA) irect The name Silicon Valley was first used by Don llas Hoefler, a journalist, in a couple of articles in the the Electronic News, originally, the term for'Silicon Valley' was used to describe the Santa Clara County in the state of California in USA ent Dr William Shockley developed a transistor km at the Bell Laboratory. Initially, Shockley the wanted to use germanium as a semi- lett conducting material, while others in his group Most wanted silicon. Finally, silicon was found most the suitable. Therefore, he used silicon in the itsu transistor. This is how the name'Silicon Valley was given.