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Definition: high-tech regions

The following areas with a high concentration of computer, electronics or Internet companies have been given their own nicknames. The premier location in the world is Silicon Valley in California, south of San Francisco. See also high-tech people.

 Name             Location

 Silicon Valley   Northern California

 Silicon Beach    Southern California

 Silicon Alley    New York City

 Nerd Street      Philadelphia

 Silicon Forest   Northern Oregon

 Silicon Prairie  Austin, Texas

 Silicon Desert   Phoenix, Arizona

 Silicon Slopes   Salt Lake City, Utah

 Silliwood        Hollywood

 Silicon Glen     Scotland

 Silicon Wadi     Israel

 Bit Valley       Tokyo