Category: North America

Silicon Valley (California) – Information Technology Cluster
The Silicon Valley is seen worldwide as a prime example of a modern economic cluster. It is characterized by a unique location concentration of information technology (development of hardware, software, internet services). There are also companies in biotechnology and environmental technology, the armaments, aerospace industries and vehicle construction (electromobility). Global players in information technology such as Apple, Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, Intel, AMD, Google, Facebook, Ebay and Yahoo, around which several thousand other companies of various sizes are grouped, are influential. Cluster structures similar to Silicon Valley, for example, are found in the greater Boston area or the “Research Triangle” in North Carolina, but in some cases with different industry focuses.

GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION AND POPULATION
Silicon Valley, whose name goes back to the silicon required for semiconductor production, is located southeast of San Francisco in continuation of San Francisco Bay through the wide Santa Clara Valley between two mountain ranges of the California coastline. The San Andreas Fault, which runs directly to the west, indicates the high earthquake hazard.

The center of Silicon Valley, which is largely identical to Santa Clara County, but also includes parts of the neighboring Alameda and San Mateo Counties, is San Jose, the third largest city in California, which had around 950,000 residents in 2010. Under the influence of the economic boom of the past few decades, the population of Santa Clara County rose from 290,000 to 1.78 million between 1950 and 2010. In terms of average annual income, Santa Clara County occupies a top position in California and the USA.

TO THE FINANCIAL ENVIRONMENT
A crucial factor is the availability of venture capital. The generous granting of capital to young companies with a promising “business plan” by special financial service providers – even without the usual securities – favored the rapid upswing of information technology companies. The close interweaving of large corporations, medium-sized companies and a large number of highly specialized small companies with often only a short lifespan has remained a characteristic feature of this cluster to this day. In addition to partners from industry and research, this also includes service providers, for example in the areas of design, market research, marketing, financing, insurance or patent law. Within the company networks, both formal and informal contacts lead to a constant transfer of personnel and an exchange of knowledge. The downside of these partnerships and alliances is fierce competition for capital, new product development, customer acquisition and market development. For more information about the continent of North America, please check franciscogardening.com.

Canada History and Culture

Canada History and Culture

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Transportation in United States

Transportation in United States

ON THE GO Traveling by plane According to extrareference, the flight from the east of the USA to the west takes 5 hours, from north to south 2 hours. Since there is very strong...

NATO and Russia

NATO and Russia

After the Cold War, NATO created various forms of cooperation with Russia, but mutual mistrust stood in the way of a real rapprochement between the parties. NATO’s enlargement to the east, the war in...

United States Washington D.C. Tourist Attractions 2

United States 2018

Yearbook 2018 USA. For the second year in a row, the political life was overshadowed by the president’s unpredictability and unorthodox behavior – new agreements, broken agreements and a stream of comments on Twitter...

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Trinidad and Tobago 2018

Yearbook 2018 Trinidad and Tobago. According to Countryaah.com, Port-of-Spain is the capital city of Trinidad and Tobago, a country located in North America. The country got its first female president when lawyer Paula-Mae Weekes...

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2018

Yearbook 2018 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. In late January, the Public Service Union unions launched the Facebook page “Say Enough Is Enough” which focuses on women’s rights issues. According to promoter Javelle Frank,...

Saint Lucia Castries Tourist Attractions 2

Saint Lucia 2018

Yearbook 2018 Saint Lucia. In January, the opposition party boycotted Saint Lucia’s Workers Party (SLP) ceremony as the new governor general was sworn in. According to SLP, Emmanuel Neville Cenac did not meet the...

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Saint Kitts and Nevis 2018

Yearbook 2018 Saint Christopher and Nevis. According to Countryaah.com, Basseterre is the capital city of St. Kitts and Nevis, a country located in North America. The political year began in much the same way...

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Panama 2018

Yearbook 2018 Panama. According to Countryaah.com, Panama City is the capital city of Panama, a country located in North America. The political temperature was significantly raised during the year ahead of the upcoming presidential...

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Nicaragua 2018

Yearbook 2018 Nicaragua. Nicaragua was shaken by political violence for most of the year, and both the legal security and the transparency of public bodies in the country were questioned by both the opposition...

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Mexico 2018

Yearbook 2018 Mexico. After two failed attempts in 2006 and 2012, Andrés Manuel López Obrador succeeded in winning the presidential election on July 1, and the victory was, to say the least, devastating. Not...

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Jamaica 2018

Yearbook 2018 Jamaica. In January, an emergency permit was introduced in the district of Saint James, where the city of Montego Bay is located. According to Countryaah.com, Kingston is the capital city of Jamaica,...

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Honduras 2018

Yearbook 2018 Honduras. On January 27, President Juan Orlando Hernández was sworn in as the first president since the reintroduction of democracy in 1982 to hold office for two terms. However, the electoral victory...

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Haiti 2018

Yearbook 2018 Haiti. At the beginning of the year, a major corruption scandal was revealed in which previous governments in a Senate report were accused of embezzling up to $ 2 billion from Venezuela...

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Guatemala 2018

Yearbook 2018 Guatemala. In mid-October, the National Congress voted no to waive President Jimmy Morale’s immunity for the third time, preventing him from being put on trial for illegal campaign funding in conjunction with...

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Grenada 2018

Yearbook 2018 Grenada. According to Countryaah.com, Saint George’s is the capital city of Grenada, a country located in North America. Parliamentary elections were held in March and became a huge success for the ruling...

Greenland 2018

Greenland 2018

Yearbook 2018 Greenland. After many years of demands from Greenland, the Danish government in January pledged to contribute SEK 180 million for the clearing of abandoned US military bases from the Second World War....

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El Salvador 2018

Yearbook 2018 El Salvador. According to Countryaah.com, San Salvador is the capital city of El Salvador, a country located in North America. The ruling party FMLN (Front Farabundo Martí for National Liberation) suffered its...

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Dominican Republic 2018

Yearbook 2018 Dominican Republic. According to Countryaah.com, Santo Domingo is the capital city of Dominican Republic, a country located in North America. One person was killed and 48 arrested during a 24-hour strike on...

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Dominica 2018

Yearbook 2018 Dominica. The year was largely about rebuilding after tropical cyclone Maria, which in September 2017 pulled over Dominica with devastating effects. According to Countryaah.com, Roseau is the capital city of Dominica, a...

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Cuba 2018

Cuba’s travels take you to a fascinating country characterized by friendly people and catchy music. The ‘Pearl of the Antilles’ Cuba is the tropical beauty of nature and the nostalgia of history – colonial-era...

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Costa Rica 2018

Yearbook 2018 Costa Rica. It became a landslide victory in the second round of the presidential election April 1 for Carlos Alvarado from the ruling party Citizens Action (PAC). For the sake of rarity,...

Canada Ottawa Tourist Attractions 2

Canada 2018

Yearbook 2018 Canada. Ten people were killed and at least 15 injured when a van drove pedestrians on a sidewalk in Toronto in April. The UN reported at the beginning of the year that...

Belize Belmopan Tourist Attractions 2

Belize 2018

Yearbook 2018 Belize. On April 15, a referendum was held in Guatemala on whether the more than 200-year-old border dispute with Belize should be subject to a ruling in the International Court of Justice...

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Barbados 2018

Yearbook 2018 Barbados. In January, Barbados was removed from the EU’s “black list” of tax havens since the country announced changes to the tax system. In March, Parliament was automatically dissolved in accordance with...

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Bahamas 2018

Yearbook 2018 Bahamas. In February, the government signed an agreement granting Oban Energies the right to build an oil refinery on the island of Grand Bahama. The plant, once commissioned, is estimated to employ...

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Antigua and Barbuda 2018

Yearbook 2018 Antigua and Barbuda. The parliamentary election, which was to be held by the Constitution by June 2019, was preceded by Prime Minister Gaston Browne and conducted in March 2018. The reason, according...

North America Population Growth Rate

North America

Central America – Caribbean The Caribbean islands together with the Central America mainland bridge form Central America, located between North and South America. The Caribbean islands include the archipelagos of the Greater and Lesser...