Tech Coast

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The name Tech Coast refers to coastal Southern California,[1] more precisely to the coastal regions of the following counties, extending from roughly Goleta to La Jolla:[2]

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.[3]

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.


  1. ^ – Los Angeles and Southern California
  2. ^ Blog Post: How Southern California Got the nick name "Tech Coast"