Mountain View, city (1990 pop. 67,460), Santa Clara co., W Calif., on San Francisco Bay; inc. 1902. A steadily growing city, Mountain View is part of the Silicon Valley high-technology industrial complex. It has electronics, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and telecommunications industries. Fruits and vegetables are shipped from the city. The NASA Ames Research Center is at nearby Moffett Field.
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