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In the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley, the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success.A comedy partially inspired by Mike Judge's own experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the late 1980s.But in general, this bites down hard in the most hilarious way on a truly unique and fairly bizarre place in the world.
I may have a skewed view of the show, with me observing this through a filter of the real Silicon Valley, in all it's great and weirdness.
Most free silicon is used in the steel refining, aluminium-casting, and fine chemical industries (often to make fumed silica).
Even more visibly, the relatively small portion of very highly purified silicon used in semiconductor electronics ( After an attempt to isolate silicon in 1808, Sir Humphry Davy proposed the name "silicium" for silicon, from the Latin silex, silicis for flint, and adding the "-ium" ending because he believed it to be a metal.
It is a member of group 14 in the periodic table, along with carbon above it and germanium, tin, and lead below.
It is rather unreactive, though less so than germanium, and has a very large chemical affinity for oxygen; as such, it was first prepared and characterized in pure form only in 1823 by Jöns Jakob Berzelius.