Szabada shares his dream

Fraser Valley new high-tech haven?

By JOE MILLICAN

Abbotsford News

Dec 2006

The brains behind the next generation of Intel computer processors put their heads together to identify a niche that will help keep them at the forefront of their industry.

Looking out of their office window, they see a group of Apple researchers in the next building busy brainstorming ways to revamp their iPod products.

It’s the same story for Hewlett-Packard, Google, Adobe and eBay; just a handful of the hundreds of globally renowned companies that call Silicon Valley their home. The high-technology hub, located in and around San Jose, is situated more than 4,000 kilometres south of Abbotsford and has revamped the area in northern California since the 1950’s.