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Why did Don Valentine find Silicon Valley so attractive?

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February 21

Don Valentine did not know about Silicon Valley at first, but he knew chemistry and he wanted to be in the semiconductor business.

Most established companies at the time were going nowhere, using chemistry that was long outdated. The eventual decision really was based on a combination of boring and failing product development.

Silicon Valley was the place of the future, built around spectacular universities, the cornerstone of technology.