Similarly to the name Silicon Valley, the term Tech Coast is used to emphasize the presence of many information technology companies in this area. For example, Conexant and QUALCOMM have their headquarters in the Tech Coast.
The area hosts several important universities, such as California Institute of Technology, University of Southern California, University of California at Los Angeles, University of California at Santa Barbara, University of California at Irvine, and University of California at San Diego.
- GaccWest.com/ – Los Angeles and Southern California
- LosAngeles.Jobing.com Blog Post: How Southern California Got the nick name "Tech Coast"
- Uci.edu – TECH COAST COMPANIES
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