The Top Five Tech Hotspots

Last Updated Jun 3, 2008 4:42 PM EDT

Which are the hottest tech cities in the world? has polled the world's most respected CIOs, entrepreneurs, academics and tech writers to put together its Global Tech Hotspots report.

Silicon Valley may still be number one, but it's Asian cities that dominate the top 20. And while China may be a while away from stealing the top spot, global tech companies such as Lenovo and Huawei are making worldwide waves.

The top five

  • Bangalore Famous name Wipro's Azim Premji. Local salaries Between $5,600 and $7,500 a year for an entry-level software engineer.
  • Tokyo Famous names Softbank's Masayoshi Son, Nintendo designer and Wii mastermind Shigeru Miyamoto. Local salaries Software engineer: between $49,000 and $69,600.
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