#0976 Birthplace of "Silicon Valley"


#0976 Birthplace of "Silicon Valley"

Site information:

367 Addison Ave, Palo Alto


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Birthplace of "Silicon Valley"

This garage is the birthplace of the world’s first high-technology region, “Silicon Valley.” The idea for such a region originated with Dr. Frederick Terman, a Stanford university professor who encouraged his students to start up their own electronics companies in the area instead of joining established firms in the East. The first two students to follow his advice were William R. Hewlett and David Packard, who in 1938 began developing their first product, an audio oscillator, in this garage.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with Hewlett-Packard Company, May 19, 1989.

Registered 8/13/1987