Now feeling the bite of rivals, Silicon Valley is located in the southern San Francisco Bay Area of California. It is home to many start-up and global technology companies. Apple, Facebook and Google are among the most prominent. It’s also the site of technology-focused institutions centered around Palo Alto’s Stanford University. The Computer History Museum and NASA’s Ames Research Center are in Mountain View. The Tech Museum of Innovation is in San Jose.
Discover why The New Economy thinks Tel Aviv, Tallinn, Melbourne, Toronto and Shenzhen are considered prime rivals to Silicon Valley. Read what else is in the mix in this article from Silicon Valley’s home town newspaper