Tom's Guide writes: "The term Silicon Valley is forever intertwined with the history of both the microchip and the United States. It’s just south of the Bay Area and San Francisco, with San Jose as a capital and much of the Santa Clara valley as a domain. This high-tech hub acts as the unofficial Mecca for all things involving modern technology, from the giants like Google, Apple, and Intel to the social networking masters like Facebook and Twitter, to car companies like Tesla. Silicon Valley is a proving ground as well as a homestead for the established, a haven for startups and veterans alike. Sure, other cities in the United States, and some countries around the world (Japan, England, and Israel), are adding tech giants to their list of corporate citizens every day, but Silicon Valley has been, and will always be, center stage (unless some crazy tycoon tries to destroy it again)."