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The Phenomenon Known as Silicon Valley – Part 1

Posted by Hannah Conrad on 24th October 2013

Guest: Mike Malone, American author, columnist, editor, investor, business-man, and television producer; expert on Silicon Valley business and technology

Host: Karen Bartleson, Senior Director, Community Marketing, Synopsys Inc.

(This post was updated on November 4th, 2013 to only include Part 1. Click here for Part 2)

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Mike Malone is the world’s first daily tech reporter. As a veteran Silicon Valley journalist and author, he is intimately familiar with the evolution of this amazing high-tech mecca. In this two-part show, Mike takes us back to the very beginning when soldiers coming back from war changed the face of northern California. He then takes us through the emergence of the world’s greatest high-tech companies and ends with a view of what could bring about the demise of Silicon Valley or keep it infinitely sustainable.

Mike Malone: “Silicon Valley is really a nexus of a lot of different forces–historical forces and technological forces. It all kind of converged in the late 1940s.”

During his show, Mike talks about how it came to be that Silicon Valley is what Silicon Valley is:

Part 1

-Historical Silicon Valley figures

-The development of key historical Silicon Valley technologies

-The emergence of key Silicon Valley companies

Part 2 (click for Part 2)

-The explosion of companies that gave us Silicon Valley

-Moore’s Law

-The rise of the Internet that led to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

-Whether or not he thinks there is something that will bring about the demise of Silicon Valley

-The Future of Silicon Valley

Links of interest:


Michael S. Malone’s books on Amazon

“I Write About Silicon Valley”, Forbes

Mike Malone, Huffington Post

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