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Milestone-Proposal:The Birthplace of Silicon Valley
Milestone Buildings Exist Not presently, but the plan is to demolish the building, which has been severely altered from the original.
Milestone Plaque Mounting Details The mounting will be outside in a public (monument) area readily accessible to the public.
Milestone Present Site Owner MerloneGeier Partners
Milestone Site Access Details The monument area is very close to the street and will be maintained by the site owners and the City of Mtn. View
Milestone Site Description The plaque will be installed in the monume The plaque will be installed in the monument area at the site. Plans are to have an artistic sculpture memorializing the site. The sculpture is projected to be 8+ feet high. The IEEE bronze plaque will be installed in this plaza and blend with sculptor (monument). Presently there is a bronze "site" plaque in the concrete sidewalk. This present plaque will also be mounted in the plaza and will be complementary to the IEEE milestone plaque. Presently there is a road sign on a pole at the edge of the site, marking the locations. This marker is visible to street traffic. Photos of both the plaque and the road sign are available on request. nd the road sign are available on request.
Milestone Site Owner Approval Yes  +
Milestone proposal submitted true  +
Proposed Milestone IEEE Section Santa Clara Valley Section  +
Proposed Milestone Location 391 San Antonio Rd. near corner California St.
Proposed Milestone Name Birthplace of Silicon Valley, 1956  +
Proposed Milestone Plaque Citation At this location, 391 San Antonio Road, th At this location, 391 San Antonio Road, the Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory manufactured the first silicon devices in what became known as Silicon Valley. Some of the talented scientists and engineers initially employed there left to found their own companies, leading to the birth of the silicon electronics industry in the region. Hundreds of firms in electronics and computing can trace their origins back to Shockley Semiconductor. ir origins back to Shockley Semiconductor.
Proposed Milestone Year 1956  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 3 December 2013 14:07:33  +
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