Silicon Valley in India


The city of Bangalore in India is known as Silicon Valley because it is a hub for Information Technology companies in India and is a comparative reference to original Silicon Valley (San Francisco, California).

It was first started by R. K. Baliga who was first managing director and chairman of Karnataka Electronics Development Corporation. Baliga gave the idea of making the Electronic City in 1970 which was supposed to be developed in Industrial Park in Bangalore.

Then the growth of internet based companies resulted in ‘dotcom boom’, ‘flipkart’ etc. the term “Silicon Valley” for Bangalore grew in media with passage of time. Then an article was published “Is the Next Silicon Valley Taking Root in Bangalore?” in New York Times in 2006. An article speculated if the Bangalore could become Silicon Valley but now stats shows that it has become Silicon Valley of India.



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