Launch your tech startup in Silicon Hills

The August 2010 issue of the magazine Entrepreneur, named Austin, TX as the most creative city in the United States, Brooklyn, NY and Seattle, WA where number two and three consecutively.

Austin is a great place to start a tech business, its entrepreneurial ecosystem built over the years, the steady pool of really young smart people from the University of Texas and great startup resources such as startup accelerators like Capital Factory and Tech Ranch help make this city a great place for startups, especially those focused in the tech industry.

Austin, TX also offers a low-cost of living with an average housing price of $270,ooo and a great quality of life. It is also a great place if you enjoy live music, college football and a funky lifestyle. SXSW Interactive Logo

Last but not least, there is South by Southwest Interactive (SXSW) which is a really great party for tech companies, startups and entrepreneurs, and at the same time provides a great opportunity for hot startups to launch their ventures at this popular event. This is the event where Twitter received a lot of buzz back in 2007 and won the SXSW Web Award.

If you are looking for a great place to start your tech company, consider Austin, TX, it is an affordable city and it offers a lot of resources for tech companies, entrepreneurs and the like.

Applied Materials to hire 200 workers in Austin, TX

It’s been 3 years since Applied Materials Inc. added full-time jobs in Austin, TX.

The maker of semiconductor manufacturing equipment said last Monday that it is adding more than 200 jobs over the next three months. About 100 of those new jobs are full-time positions and will be involved in manufacturing and logistics for the most part. This is great news for Austinites, especially for those in search of a job.

Another good news in the chip industry came from Samsung Electronics Co., which is adding capacity both in Austin and South Korea. The company has started work on a $3.6 billion expansion of its Fab 2 manufacturing plant in Northeast Austin.

Samsung’s job fair last Saturday attracted more than 500 job applicants.

Are you looking for a job in the chip industry? make sure you check out both Applied Materials and Samsung for your next great gig.