Driving Downtown - Silicon Valley 10 Best Tourist Attractions In San Jose 2 months ago   12:51

J Utah
Driving Downtown Streets - Santa Clara Street - San Jose California USA - Episode 82.
Starting Point: Santa Clara Street https://goo.gl/maps/CocQbCWSquD2 .
Silicon Valley is a nickname for the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay Area, in the northern part of the U.S. state of California. The "valley" in its name refers to the Santa Clara Valley in Santa Clara County, which includes the city of San Jose and surrounding cities and towns. San Jose's location within the booming local high tech industry earned the city the nickname "Capital of Silicon Valley".

The word "silicon" originally referred to the large number of silicon chip innovators and manufacturers in the region, but the area is now the home to many of the world's largest high-tech corporations, including the headquarters of 39 businesses in the Fortune 1000, and thousands of startup companies. Silicon Valley also accounts for one-third of all of the venture capital investment in the United States, which has helped it to become a leading hub and startup ecosystem for high-tech innovation and scientific development. It was in the Valley that the silicon-based integrated circuit, the microprocessor, and the microcomputer, among other key technologies, were developed. As of 2013, the region employed about a quarter of a million information technology workers.

As more high-tech companies were established across the Santa Clara Valley, and then north towards the Bay Area's two other major cities, San Francisco and Oakland, the "Silicon Valley" name eventually came to refer to all high-tech businesses in the region. The term is now generally used as a synecdoche for the American high-technology economic sector. The name also became a global synonym for leading high-tech research and enterprises, and thus inspired similar named locations, as well as research parks and technology centers with a comparable structure all around the world.

San Jose is the third-largest city by population in California, the tenth-largest by population in the United States, and the county seat of Santa Clara County. San Jose is the largest city in the Bay Area and the largest city in Northern California.

By the 1990s, San Jose's location within the booming local high tech industry earned the city the nickname "Capital of Silicon Valley". San Jose is now considered to be a global city, and notable for its affluence and high cost of living. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the population of the city to be 1,015,785 as of July 1, 2014.

Economy
The large concentration of high-technology engineering, computer, and microprocessor companies around San Jose has led the area to be known as Silicon Valley. As the largest city in the valley, San Jose has billed itself "the capital of Silicon Valley." Area schools such as the University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Santa Cruz, San Jose State University, San Francisco State University, California State University, East Bay, Santa Clara University, and Stanford University pump thousands of engineering and computer science graduates into the local economy every year.

San Jose lists many companies with 1,000 employees or more, including the headquarters of Adobe, Altera, Brocade Communications Systems, Cadence Design Systems, Cisco Systems, eBay, Lee's Sandwiches, Lumileds, PayPal, Rosendin Electric, Sanmina-SCI, and Xilinx, as well as major facilities for Becton Dickinson, Ericsson, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, IBM, Kaiser Permanente, KLA Tencor, Lockheed Martin, Nippon Sheet Glass, Qualcomm, and AF Media Group. The North American headquarters of Samsung Semiconductor are located in San Jose. Approximately 2000 employees will work at the new Samsung campus which opened in 2015. Other large companies based in San Jose include Altera, Atmel, CEVA, Cypress Semiconductor, Echelon, Extreme Networks, Harmonic, Integrated Device Technology, Maxim Integrated, Micrel, Move, Netgear, Novellus Systems, Oclaro, OCZ, Online Trading Academy, Quantum, SunPower, Sharks Sports and Entertainment, Supermicro, Tessera Technologies, TiVo, Ultratech, and VeriFone. Sizable government employers include the city government, Santa Clara County, and San Jose State University. Acer's United States division has its offices in San Jose. Prior to its closing, Netcom had its headquarters in San Jose.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silicon_Valley

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Jose,_California

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quyenly11
3:35 light rail coming
Bay Area Buggs Bunny
Nice vid 5:32 Ambulance
Elizabeth Stevenson
thats San Jose. Silicon valley is Sunnyvale, Mountain view....not San Jose. San Jose is a dump.
darchapo
Glad I got out of that shithole!
Cuong Vu
I live in SJ. It's boring and very spread out. The good thing about it is that you're 40min-ish from San Francisco or Santa Cruz
Con More
phenomenal channel, J.
lukey pham
my city
Tele Rivers.___
Damn I've been here my entire childhood when I'm 20 I'm gonna move to Canada or Seattle oh and you were super close to my house
Trevor Rotan
It’s a big spread out town rather than a city.
Lol4r
not enough density
Anil Punj
So less population here. Where are people of the town? My whole family went in here to have a better life and I am in doubt that do they have a better life without people here and living alone here.
Vishal Ram Prasad
Nice but i like silicon valley of india banglore 😉
master cobra
LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAME.
alireal alirea
very good
alireal alirea
good
Mike P
Why are there hardly any people walking around?
Ibrahim Shaikh
more silicon valley videos
Aeon
Moral of the story: Everybody think their city is the lamest and hate it when they have been living there for more than 20 years and want to move to somewhere completely different.
Lilith Lips
Love your videos. Feel like I'm cruising with you & seeing the sites. Have you thought about doing videos of Route 66, maybe do some sections of the Road? Would be interesting watching videos like this of the classic road :)
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10 Best Tourist Attractions In San Jose Driving Downtown - Silicon Valley 2 months ago   03:37

10 Best Tourist Attractions In San Jose