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The World’s Wannabe Silicon Valleys

Tel Aviv, Israel "Silicon Wadi" In 2006 alone, about 3,500 start-ups were created in Israel, most concentrated in this high-tech cluster on the Israeli coastal plain. Hsinchu, Taiwan "Silicon Island" The Hsinchu science park is home to hundreds of high-tech firms, and the surrounding city has the highest average income in Taiwan. Bangalore, India "Silicon ...

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Tel Aviv, Israel
"Silicon Wadi"

In 2006 alone, about 3,500 start-ups were created in Israel, most concentrated in this high-tech cluster on the Israeli coastal plain.

Hsinchu, Taiwan
"Silicon Island"

The Hsinchu science park is home to hundreds of high-tech firms, and the surrounding city has the highest average income in Taiwan.

Bangalore, India
"Silicon Plateau"

Located on the Deccan Plateau, Bangalore houses tech giants Infosys, Wipro, and Biocon.

Davao, Philippines
"Silicon Gulf"

The country is pushing to make this region a major IT player by building corporate parks and incentivizing investment.

London, Britain
"Silicon Roundabout"

London’s Old Street Roundabout has been given a new nickname for its many Internet companies, including diary.com and Last.fm.

Tel Aviv, Israel
"Silicon Wadi"

In 2006 alone, about 3,500 start-ups were created in Israel, most concentrated in this high-tech cluster on the Israeli coastal plain.

Hsinchu, Taiwan
"Silicon Island"

The Hsinchu science park is home to hundreds of high-tech firms, and the surrounding city has the highest average income in Taiwan.

Bangalore, India
"Silicon Plateau"

Located on the Deccan Plateau, Bangalore houses tech giants Infosys, Wipro, and Biocon.

Davao, Philippines
"Silicon Gulf"

The country is pushing to make this region a major IT player by building corporate parks and incentivizing investment.

London, Britain
"Silicon Roundabout"

London’s Old Street Roundabout has been given a new nickname for its many Internet companies, including diary.com and Last.fm.

Andrew Swift is an editorial researcher at Foreign Policy.