Silicon Valley in California is one of the most important places for the high-tech and IT industry worldwide. Companies such as Google, Facebook, Apple, Adobe, Hewlett-Packard, Intel and Cisco have their headquarters in the valley; even German companies such as Siemens, Volkswagen and SAP are established here. Stanford University provides those companies with smart minds. From the early days up to now, the university produced more than 30 Nobel Prize winners. We had a look at the university and visited the campus of some of the IT companies.