Introduction

Colorado! A magic word that evokes images of majestic mountain ranges, bright blue skies, outrageous powder skiing and the vast panoramas of the Prairies and Great Plains of the American West.

But we’ve also been keeping a secret.

Colorado has a large, important and dynamic Information Communications Technology (ICT) community. Few people realize that Colorado’s largest export product is semiconductors.

In the short, 40-mile corridor between Fort Collins and Boulder, there are almost five times as many integrated circuit designers and microelectronics jobs as there are in the largest similar cluster in Europe.

Between Fort Collins and Boulder, you will find the Colorado offices of such world leaders as AMD, Avago, Agilent, Broadcom, Google, HP, IBM, Kyocera, LSI Logic, Maxim, Microsoft, National Semi, SUN, Seagate, Qualcomm, Xilinx and more. In fact, more than a third of the state’s total exports* are ICT- related microelectronics products such as semiconductors, electronic medical devices, telecommunication equipment, computers and peripherals. 

Colorado Silicon Network is a tool for those corporations, universities, laboratories, investors and other stakeholders in the local economy that are already located here. But Colorado Silicon Network is also a resource for those enterprises in North America and around the world that haven't yet discovered all that Colorado has to offer. Those enterprises will find a welcoming, highly skilled ICT community in which they can thrive. And, they will find a platform from which they can expand easily across North America.

* Source: World Trade Center Denver