BIRTHPLACE OF SILICON VALLEY

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サンフランシスコから南西に約50km、スタンフォード。スタンフォードの駅から北1kmほど、Addison Ave. に面したヒューレットパッカードガレージ(399-351 Addison Ave, Palo Alto, CA USA)とは、世界的コンピュータ企業ヒューレットパッカード(hp)が誕生した記念すべき場所なのだという。

この企業の始まりにより、ハイテク企業の集積地シリコンバレーが誕生した。

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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.
CALFORNIA REGISTERED HISTORICAL LANDMARK NO. 976
PLAQUE PLACED BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION IN COOPERATION WITH HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY, MAY 19, 1989.

THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN LISTED IN THE
NATIONAL REGISTER
OF HISTORIC PLACES
BY THE UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

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Addison Ave, Palo Alto, CA USA 付近 [ストリートビュー]