==='''Birthplace of Silicon Valley'''===
Designated by the State of California as a historical landmark, the
garage located at 367 Addison Avenue, Palo Alto, is the birthplace of the world's first high-technology region, "Silicon Valley."
The idea for such a region originated with Dr. Frederick Terman, a Stanford University professor who encouraged his students to start up their own electronics companies in the area instead of joining established firms in the East. The first two students to follow his advice were William R. Hewlett and David Packard, who in 1938 began developing their first product, an audio oscillator, in this garage. The HP garage was designated California Historical Lankmark No. 976 in 1989.
==='''Stanford Research Park'''===