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Silicon Valley: The Untold Story



Silicon Valley: The Untold Story

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Sundays from 26 May at 7.30pm Channel 070

Silicon Valley has often been imitated but never duplicated. Though pieces of its history have been told, they have focused primarily on the Valley’s role in the development of silicon chips and computers. Yet there is a much bigger and largely untold story: for every decade or so since the early 1900s, Silicon Valley has spawned or nurtured not just new products but whole new industries: Vacuum tubes. Radio. Radar. Integrated circuits. Venture Capital. PCs. Printers. Genetic Engineering. Software. Networking hardware. The Internet. Social media. Cloud computing. Mobile. The full scope and drama of the region’s evolution is revealed in Silicon Valley: The Untold Story.


Silicon Valley is the world's technological and economic powerhouse and the secret to its success is a unique mix of ingredients that can't be found anywhere else on Earth. It's a magnet for the world's greatest innovators, and the truth behind its rise reveals the powerful forces that made the region what it is today. This series explores how Silicon Valley's greatest success stories were often the result of luck, revealing that even in a place that can invent the future, no one can really predict it.