Betting on a New Silicon Valley

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Science  06 Mar 1998:
Vol. 279, Issue 5356, pp. 1481
DOI: 10.1126/science.279.5356.1481

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KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA-- Buoyed by the vision of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia is developing a Multimedia Super Corridor that it hopes will rival Silicon Valley in 2020 and beyond. As part of that effort, university scientists are scrambling to link up with global corporate leaders in computer graphics and animation, educational software, and information technology.