Silicon Valley, in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, is home to many emerging and global technology companies. Apple, Facebook and Google are among the most outstanding. It also has technological institutions around the Stanford University of Palo Alto. The Computer History Museum and the NASA Ames Research Center are located in Mountain View. The Innovation Technology Museum is in San Jose. Here are many of the world’s largest technology corporations and thousands of small businesses in training. Originally the denomination was related to the large number of innovators and manufacturers of silicon chips manufactured there, but it definitely ended up referring to all the high-tech businesses established in the area. It is currently used as a beacon for the high-tech sector of the United States.