“A risk-taking culture and close ties with universities are big reasons for the success of the U.S. computer industry, some of Silicon Valley’s brightest stars told Prime Minister Tony Blair on Sunday,” Adrian Croft reports for Reuters.
“Blair, on a mission to find out the secrets of the U.S. high-tech sector’s success and apply the lessons in Britain, traveled to the heart of California’s Silicon Valley to trade ideas with some of the sharpest minds in the business,” Croft reports.
Croft reports, “Chief executives around the table included Steve Jobs of computer maker Apple Computer Inc., John Chambers of network equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc., Hector Ruiz of chip maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and Jonathan Schwartz of computer maker Sun Microsystems Inc.”
“‘We’re trying in our way in Britain to make sure the UK is a dynamic, innovative country,’ Blair told the high-tech leaders,” Croft reports.
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