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Entry from March 06, 2008
Telecom Corridor (Richardson nickname)

The “Telecom Corridor” is a registered trademark (since 1988) of the Richardson Chamber of Commerce. The city of Richardson (near Dallas) is home to many technology companies, including Texas Instruments (one of the first to open in the area), Nortel, Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, Tellabs, and AT&T.

The city of Richardson had also considered the name “Telecom Valley,” a name that subsequently has been applied to Sonoma County, California.


Wikipedia: Telecom Corridor
The Telecom Corridor is a technology business center in Richardson, Texas (USA), a northern suburb of Dallas, which contains over 25 million square feet (2.3 million square meters) of office space and accounts for over 82,600 jobs. The Corridor is a strip about three miles (5 km) long along U.S. Route 75 (the North Central Expressway), between President George Bush Turnpike and Interstate 635 and is often considered an area of the Silicon Prairie. More than 5,700 companies, including 600 technology companies are located in the area, including significant players such as Nortel, Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, Tellabs, Texas Instruments, and AT&T. Some of these companies also have offices in Telecom Valley located in California. Although the Telecom Corridor was a booming area of Dallas’s economy during the late 1990s, the dot-com bust of 2001 hit the region hard. However, it began recovering in 2004, and that recovery has since picked up momentum.

Wikipedia: Richardson, Texas
Richardson is a city in Collin and Dallas Counties in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 91,803, while according to a 2007 estimate, the population had grown to 101,400. Richardson is a part of Dallas’ Silicon Prairie, and is home to the Telecom Corridor, which is a very large technology business center that includes offices for 5,700 companies, including 600 technology companies, such as Nortel, Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, Tellabs, Texas Instruments, and AT&T. It is also the corporate headquarters of Fossil, Inc.

Handbook of Texas Online
RICHARDSON, TEXAS. Richardson, a residential and electronic manufacturing suburb of Dallas, is on U.S. Highway 75 and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe, the Southern Pacific, and the St. Louis and Southwestern railroads, ten miles north of downtown Dallas in northern Dallas and southern Collin counties. The twenty-eight-square-mile area of Richardson has an uneven boundary surrounded by other communities, including Dallas to the northwest and south, Garland to the east and south, Plano to the north, and Murphy and Sachse to the east.
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In 1952 Richardson had a population of 1,288 and forty-five businesses, and by 1961 the population was 16,810. Technological industries, such as Collins Radio in 1951, began moving into Richardson, and later in the decade Texas Instruments opened near Richardson’s border. The community began to be known as the “electronic suburb.” Other improvements in the 1950s included the formation of a police department, Terrace Park, and a community center. The arrival of Central Expressway (U.S. Highway 75) in 1954 allowed Richardson to become a suburb of Dallas, with shopping centers replacing the cotton fields. In 1956 a home rule charter and a council-manager form of government was adopted. Mail was delivered door-to-door. During the 1960s land along the northern border was annexed, and industrial parks were developed. A number of businesses opened, including twenty-two manufacturing firms, making such things as machine parts, space tracking systems, and television cameras. The population of Richardson was 43,900 in 1970. Richardson was a popular suburb for upper income college-educated professionals. Education was a focus for the community, and the Southwest Center for Advanced Studies opened there in 1964. It became the University of Texas at Dallas in 1969. By 1966 there were seventeen elementary, five junior high, and three senior high schools. Community services included four banks, a hospital, thirty-one churches of fourteen denominations, and nine parks. Richardson experienced another boom in the early 1980s, which slowed before business again expanded in 1989 with the influx of telecommunication firms. Because of this its nickname, the “electronic city,” was replaced by “Telecom Corridor.”

Welcome to the Telecom Corridor Web site
Telecom Corridor® is a registered trademark of the Richardson Chamber of Commerce.
411 Belle Grove Drive | Richardson, Texas 75080-5297
ph 972-792-2800 | fax 972-792-2825

Wikipedia: Telecom Valley
Telecom Valley is an area located in Sonoma County, California specifically the Redwood Business Park of Petaluma, California.

History
Don Green is nicknamed the “Father of Telecom Valley”. He founded Digital Telephone Systems (DTS) in Novato, California, in 1969, and invented the Digital Loop Carrier (DLC). It was acquired by Farinon, which in turn was acquired by Harris Corporation. In 1987, Optilink Corporation was founded by Don Green, which created a fiber optic Next-Generation Digital Loop Carrier System called the Litespan. Optilink was acquired by DSC and eventually Alcatel.

In local history, two engineers, Jim Hoeck and John Webley, approached Don in the parking lot with an idea for yet another NGDLC, the UMC-1000. This formed the basis of Advanced Fibre Communications, which was subsequently acquired by Tellabs.

There have been numerous spinoffs, acquisitions, and startups in the area, mostly in Petaluma, including: Telenetworks (acquired by Next Level), Diamond Lane Communications (DLC) (acquired by Nokia), Next Level Communications (acquired by General Instruments, then by Motorola), Fibex Systems (acquired by Cisco), Fiberlane (renamed to Cerent, and acquired by Cisco), Mahi Networks (acquired by Meriton Networks), Calix, Turin Networks, Teknovus, as well as others. Some suffered in the post dot-com bust of 2001, but many are still around and a resurgence is now happening. Some companies also have regional offices in Telecom Corridor located in Texas.

2 July 1989, Dallas (TX) Morning News, “Richardson: High-Tech and Down-Home”:
Locally, new catchwords have surfaced touting Richardson as “Telecom Valley” or “Silicon Prairie.” The verdict is still out on preferences for a nickname, though the Chamber of Commerce has decided “Telecom Corridor’ would be the most accurate and ...

Google Groups: misc.jobs.misc
Newsgroups: misc.jobs.misc
From: (Donna Foster)
Date: 5 Nov 91 03:32:04 GMT
Local: Mon, Nov 4 1991 10:32 pm
Subject: Richardson, Texas?

> I was at a job fair a while back where they had a representative from the
> Richardson, Texas Chamber of Commerce, along with reps from a bunch of
> companies around there in the “Telecom Corridor”. Does anyone know what
> the area’s like? Are there entry-level programming jobs to be had? Thanks
> muchly. grin

Well, around here the thing Richardson is best known for is their
police force.  Nobody I know of has anything good to say about the
Richardson police.
--
Eric Dittman
Texas Instruments - Component Test Facility

Google Groups: comp.internet.net-happenings
Newsgroups: comp.internet.net-happenings
From: Gleason Sackman
Date: 1997/01/06
Subject: MISC> High Tech Firms Look To The Net For Technical Talent

DALLAS—Bounties are offered, wanted advertisements are posted on billboards and headhunters lurk on the Internet. Qualified computer workers are hunted down wherever they might be.

With the fast pace of growth in high-tech fields, many companies are struggling to find technical talent to fill their needs.

“Software and computers are a significant part of everyone’s business. The demand has increased because of that,” said Gary Slagel, mayor of Richardson, Texas, a Dallas suburb with more than 500 technology companies located in an area nicknamed the Telecom Corridor.

Google Groups: soc.retirement
Newsgroups: soc.retirement
From: Bill
Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2004 09:17:37 GMT
Local: Thurs, Jan 8 2004 4:17 am
Subject: Re: that sucking sound

Mike Judge is the person who wrote “King of the Hill” about his growing up in Garland, renamed Arlen. That was the Garland of his youth and has nothing to do with whazzup today…
http://www.ci.garland.tx.us/Home

or the Telecom Corridor…
http://www.telecomcorridor.com/

which is the area that is taking all of the telecommunications jobs from California.

I thought that the original point of this discussion was that “the sucking sound” was taking all jobs from California.  Well, that is what is happening.  Probably in a year or two Garland, Texas will have more Californians than San Francisco.

(Trademark)
Word Mark TELECOM CORRIDOR
Goods and Services IC 035. US 100 101. G & S: chamber of commerce services; namely, promoting the development of high-tech industry in Richardson, Texas. FIRST USE: 19881200. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19881200
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 74207463
Filing Date September 27, 1991
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition May 12, 1992
Registration Number 1705363
Registration Date August 4, 1992
Owner (REGISTRANT) Richardson Chamber of Commerce CORPORATION TEXAS 411 Belle Grove Richardson TEXAS 75080
Attorney of Record PURVI J. PATEL
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Affidavit Text SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR). SECTION 8(10-YR) 20020918.
Renewal 1ST RENEWAL 20020918
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

(Trademark)
Word Mark R TELECOM CORRIDOR RICHARDSON, TEXAS
Goods and Services IC 035. US 100 101 102. G & S: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SERVICES; NAMELY, PROMOTING THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE HIGH-TECH INDUSTRY IN THE CITY OF RICHARDSON, TEXAS. FIRST USE: 19940100. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19940100
IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: EDUCATIONAL SERVICES; NAMELY CONDUCTING SEMINARS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH-TECH INDUSTRY IN THE CITY OF RICHARDSON, TEXAS. FIRST USE: 19940100. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19940100
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code 26.09.02 - Plain single line squares; Squares, plain single line
26.09.14 - Squares, three or more; Three or more squares
26.11.09 - Rectangles made of geometric figures, objects, humans, plants or animals
26.17.13 - Letters or words underlined and/or overlined by one or more strokes or lines; Overlined words or letters; Underlined words or letters
Serial Number 75356413
Filing Date September 10, 1997
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition September 4, 2001
Registration Number 2511335
Registration Date November 27, 2001
Owner (REGISTRANT) Richardson Chamber of Commerce CORPORATION TEXAS 411 Belle Grove Richardson TEXAS 75080
Attorney of Record DAVID L MCCOMBS
Prior Registrations 1705363
Disclaimer NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE “RICHARDSON, TEXAS” APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (1) Comments • Thursday, March 06, 2008 • Permalink


sure, I am agree with you,I say that Richardson is vibrant business community and very great expectation for us who seeks technological breakthrough. but I don’t know what great step from Richardson now. is they be better than before economics crisis ?

Posted by gadget talk  on  04/15  at  05:26 AM

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