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Similarly to the name Silicon Valley, the term Tech Coast is used to emphasize the presence of many information technology companies in this area, such as Broadcom, Conexant, Northrop Grumman, and Qualcomm.
The area hosts several important universities, such as California Institute of Technology, University of Southern California, University of California, Los Angeles, University of California, Santa Barbara, University of California, Irvine, and University of California, San Diego.
- GaccWest.com/ – Los Angeles and Southern California
- LosAngeles.Jobing.com Blog Post: How Southern California Got the nick name "Tech Coast"
- Uci.edu – TECH COAST COMPANIES
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