September 11, 2000 |
Concerned about California's future labor force attending schools that are badly overcrowded or in bleak disrepair, high-tech executives have quietly poured millions of dollars into a campaign for a November ballot initiative that would make it easier for communities to build new schools and upgrade facilities. Backers of Proposition 39, which would lower the vote threshold needed to pass local school bonds from a two-thirds majority to 55%, say they have raised more than $13 million.
May 2, 2000 |
Three leading computer manufacturers and nine of their suppliers, including troubled Irvine disk drive maker Western Digital Corp., will invest $100 million to form an independent Internet marketplace for silicon chips, monitors and other PC parts. Hewlett-Packard Co., Compaq and Gateway spearheaded the formation of the new San Francisco-area Internet marketplace.
May 2, 2000 |
Three of the biggest personal computer makers, Hewlett-Packard Co., Compaq Computer Corp. and Gateway Inc., and nine of their suppliers will invest $100 million to form an independent Internet marketplace for silicon chips, monitors and other PC parts. Other members of the new San Francisco-area Internet marketplace include chip maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc., contract manufacturers Solectron Corp. and SCI Systems Inc., disk drive maker Western Digital Corp., Hitachi Ltd., Samsung, NEC Corp.
April 8, 2000 |
Cisco Systems Inc., the world's largest maker of Internet equipment, agreed to lease 10 buildings in an Irvine Co. development in Milpitas, about two miles northeast of Cisco's main campus in San Jose. Starting this summer, Cisco will begin to occupy 572,000 of the 1 million square feet of space in the development, McCarthy Center. Financial terms weren't disclosed. Cisco is hiring aggressively to maintain revenue growth, adding more than 2,500 employees a quarter, some through acquisitions.
March 11, 2000 |
Many local technology companies that sprang up from decades of Cold War spending are booming now, a decade after the military slowdown, this time as makers of chips, lasers and other components that are powering the information revolution. The region's technology companies, once driven by the military's needs for exotic equipment, find themselves creating the next generation Internet--a high-speed, high-reliability thoroughfare filled with video and sound.
October 18, 1999 |
Check the employee rolls of Silicon Valley companies and you will find countless graduates of Tsinghua University, a sort of Cal Tech-Harvard equivalent. They are among the best and brightest of China who have streamed to the U.S. by the thousands in search of the engineering breakthrough, the Internet play or the technology start-up that translates into millionaire in any language.