Where Computer Chips Made?

Silicon Valley is a region in California that includes, Palo Alto, Cupertino, Santa Clara, and Sunnyvale. It gets its name from the abundance of silicon found in the earth’s crust there.

IBM first started manufacturing integrated circuits in what is now known as Silicon Valley because the soil composition was perfect for silicone to be extracted from it. In more depth, silicon dioxide or SiO2 is a silicate mineral that comes from decomposed quartz materials with an optimal ratio of about 23% oxygen either as SiO2 or crystallized as quartz sand grains because when this has been mined out all minerals are left behind including magnetite Fe3O4 silicon aluminum oxide also called sapphire corundum Al2O3.

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