Silicon Valley is a unique phenomenon, a success story that has spawned numerous imitations and much speculation. Andrew Grove, President of Intel, offers an insider's view of Silicon Valley—as a place, a business machine, and a social phenomenon. He draws parallels with Detroit and the experience of the U.S. automobile industry to explore how Silicon Valley came to be what it is today. He then offers some possible scenarios for the future of Silicon Valley and the electronics industry and outlines the challenges and threats to its continued existence at the forefront of America's international competitiveness.
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