silicon

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a: Silicon ~
b: big empty space

What:

"Silicon is like a big empty space with an occasional wandering charge. In silicon, you can sweep all the charges out of the material by using a few volts of potential, while in a metal it would take billions of volts to accomplish the same thing. "


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Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: Aug 24 2017 11:26 PM


Silicon Valley 2009

a: Silicon valley ~
b: Bankrupt store

What: "Silicon Valley is like a bankrupt store up for auction. Quite a few small companies with high innovation and R&D potential can be had for a good price, and many of the buyers are from China and Taiwan."

Useful?
Writer: Sally Callahan
LCC: H
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 28 2010 10:18 AM



a: Silicon valley ~
b: rainforest

What:

"Silicon Valley thrives because its ecosystem is like a rainforest: a fertile environment that fosters the cycle of invention and reinvention."


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Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jul 24 2015 3:34 PM


Silicon Wafer Manufacturing

a: Making silicon wafers ~
b: making pizza

What: "Imagine that making chips is like making pizza, with the silicon wafer being the dough and the electronic features the cheese, sauce and toppings."

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Writer: Tom Abate,Chronicle
LCC: TP
Where:
Date: Apr 6 2010 1:35 AM


Silicon Valley Economy

a: Silicon valley economy ~
b: A Mavericks Wave

What: Both come in sets, big sets. Both are known far and wide for their power. People flock from around the world to get in on the action. Both can brutally crash down on those who are not prepared for the ride. The trick is to know which wave to catch, how long to ride it and most importantly, knowing when to bail out so you don't get smashed on the rocks. So watch out, you don't want to be high tech equivalent of Mark Foo.

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Writer: mattyflynn
LCC: H
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 1 2010 10:22 AM


It's The New Golf

a: In silicon valley bicycling ~
b: golf

What: There was an article in the Mercery New, the local San Jose paper, about the popularity of cycling in this area. Many people do it; they do it in large groups and in small groups and some ride by themselves. Its a sporting/social activity that many can participate in depending on their desire and level of fitness. It's also a way to hang out in a environment were people can enjoy themselves outdoors with people they generally like and if the timing is right review potential business opportunities or build ones network. This is somewhat like the way gold was and still is, but not as many people play golf as cycle, at least in this area.

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Writer: Lucretia
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 10 2013 11:25 AM


A Tale Of 2 Counties

a: Santa Clara County-Silicon Valley ~
b: A liberal version of Orange county

What: Both are wealthy. Both Transitioned from orchard cultures to modern suburbs very rapidly. Both are suburban in the worst way. Both are filled with status craving people who want the best of all. The people in Orange county happen to swing right, while many in Santa Clara happen to swing left. But take way the political veneer and you pretty much have the same people and the same culture. Even thought either place would be loath to admit the degree of commonality between the two. It is an example of the "narcissism of small differences"

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Writer: LucretiaGermanica
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Mar 23 2011 12:50 AM



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