In the current Hollywood blockbuster You've Got Mail, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan find love using e-mail, but in Silicon Glen
they predict people will soon be unable to function without it.
Manufacturers still use components from Europe and the Far East, despite the close proximity of suppliers in Silicon Glen
; hence inventory is held to insure against delays in delivery.
The Cambridge cluster, however, is just one--albeit the largest--of several in the United Kingdom, including Silicon Glen
in Scotland and Silicon Ditch along the Thames Valley.
Closure of the Motorola plant, one of the biggest employers in the region, will be a further devastating blow for Silicon Glen
, the 50-mile corridor between Edinburgh and Glasgow that forms the background of Scotland's high-tech economy.
The initial focus of VCX will be system level integration or system-on-chip and there are hopes it can build Scotland's 'silicon glen
' into a leading world center for semiconductor design.
AN AMERICAN owned company with operations in Kelso and Livingston is showing Silicon Glen
is still alive and well in Scotland.
We used to have a car plant at Linwood, our fishing industry is all but gone and we now see NCR in Dundee, Sinclair in Ayrshire, Lexmark Ink makers and Silicon Glen
, all but gone.
Comparisons are often made with Scotland where the Silicon Glen
stretching from Glasgow to Edinburgh has attracted investment and local innovation and where dozens of start-up bio-tech companies are also based.
Motorola is Scotland's biggest manufacturing employer and a key player in the country's 'Silicon Glen
' computer belt.
Our textile industries moved abroad, Silicon Glen
is gone - we see our jobs going fast and even as far as China.
The American firm promised to bring 1900 highly-paid jobs to Silicon Glen
when the plant in Livingston was unveiled six years ago.
THE ELECTRONICS firm taking control of IBM's manufacturing arm in Silicon Glen
has a turbulent history of axeing jobs, the Scottish Daily Mirror can reveal.