the area in northern California, southwest of San Francisco in the Santa Clara valley region, where many of the high-technology design and manufacturing companies in the semiconductor industry are concentrated.
an industrial strip in W California, extending S of San Francisco, in which the US information technology industry is concentrated
any area in which industries associated with information technology are concentrated
Silicon Valley definition
A region on the San Francisco Peninsula in California where the miniaturized electronics industry is centered, so called because most of the devices built there are made of semiconductors such as silicon.
Note: The term is often used as a catchword to describe the development of high-tech industry: “If we can attract this corporation to our town, we could become another Silicon Valley.”
silicoproteinosis sil·i·co·pro·tein·o·sis (sĭl’ĭ-kō-prō’tē-nō’sĭs, -tē-ə-nō’-) n. An acute, usually fatal pulmonary disorder, similar to pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, resulting from exposure to high concentrations of silica dust.
silicosiderosis sil·i·co·sid·er·o·sis (sĭl’ĭ-kō-sĭd’ə-rō’sĭs) n. See siderosilicosis.
noun, Pathology. 1. a disease of the lungs caused by the inhaling of siliceous particles, as by stonecutters. noun 1. (pathol) a form of pneumoconiosis caused by breathing in tiny particles of silica, quartz, or slate, and characterized by shortness of breath and fibrotic changes in the tissues of the lungs silicosis sil·i·co·sis (sĭl’ĭ-kō’sĭs) n. […]
silicotuberculosis sil·i·co·tu·ber·cu·lo·sis (sĭl’ĭ-kō-tu-bûr’kyə-lō’sĭs, -tyu-) n. Silicosis associated with tuberculous pulmonary lesions.