Silicon Valley: A Five Part Series
Silicon Valley captures the culture, history and spirit of a remarkable innovation powerhouse. Narrated by the legendary Leonard Nimoy and featuring interviews with over 60 world-impacting individuals — including company founders, inventors and authors, this program takes you through the early years of the founding of Stanford University, Hewlett-Packard, Varian, Fairchild, Intel and Apple. Order a digital download of the film.

Historical California Images

Silicon Valley Historical Association Photo Archive

Silicon Valley Historical Association Photo Archive
The Silicon Valley Historical Association is digitizing thousands of images. View historical California images.

Core Memory: A Visual Survey of Vintage Computers Featuring Machines from the Computer History Museum by Mark Richards
Detailed in striking photographs and historical profiles, the iconic machines make Core Memory a cache of vintage highlights and arcane cul-de-sacs in the history of computing. Order the book here.

Silicon Valley Historical Association's historian, Jim McCormick, shows a Canadian filmmaker around Silicon Valley.

Who is an entrepreneur? 
An entrepreneur can be anyone — any age, sex or race. An entrepreneurial person finds a need and tries to fill it. There are different kinds of entrepreneurs. Read more about who they are.

Where is Silicon Valley located?
Located in the United States — in Northern California — originally Silicon Valley was within the boundaries of Santa Clara Valley, which stretched from Menlo Park in the north to San Jose in the south.

Because Silicon Valley is an economic region, it now includes territory down to Monterey, north to Santa Rosa and east as far as Sacramento. 
View a list and map of cities in Silicon Valley.

What is Silicon Valley's connection with the European Renaissance?There is a connection between the European Renaissance and the technological discoveries in Silicon Valley. Both technological eras produced great information revolutions. Learn more.

The early history of Silicon Valley:
There have been many theories over the years as to what created the economic region known as the Silicon Valley. Some of these theories point to the ‘Wild West’ or cowboy ethic, the risk-taking of gold miners or whatever the newest technology was that transformed the Valley or the world. Read more about the beginnings of Silicon Valley’s history.