Silicon Hills

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Silicon Hills
Greater Austin
Tech hub
Location of Silicon Hills
Country United States
State Texas
City Austin

Silicon Hills is a nickname for the cluster of high-tech companies in Austin metropolitan area in the U.S. state of Texas.[1][2] The name is analogous to Silicon Valley, but refers to the hilly terrain on the west side of Austin. High tech industries in the area include enterprise software, semiconductors, corporate R&D, biotechnology, gaming, and a variety of startup companies.

Technology companies with offices in the area include Advanced Micro Devices, Apple Inc., ARM Holdings, Cisco, eBay, Facebook, Google, IBM, Indeed, Intel, Silicon Labs, Texas Instruments, Oracle Corporation, VMWare, and many others.[3] Dell's worldwide headquarters are located in Round Rock, a suburb of Austin.

The nickname is derived from the Texas Hill Country

Venture capital and incubators[edit]

Austin was one of the top areas for venture capital with investors investing $621 million in 2013 (43% of that went to software and semiconductor firms). Some venture capital investors include Austin Ventures, Central Texas Angels Network, and Tritium Partners.[4] There are at least 15 startup incubators as well including Capital Factory, Austin Technology Incubator and the IC2 Institute[5] (the incubator for the University of Texas at Austin).

List of tech companies in the Austin area[edit]

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