By Jenn Sharp

Saskatoon, aka the Silicon Valley of the Prairies, is making a global impression in the tech world. It’s an impression that’s helping spur a new economic driver in the province. Over 8,000 people work in Saskatoon’s technology sector. According to the provincial government, the industry created over 3,000 jobs between 2015 and 2016. To see the industry’s impact, just take a look at your smartphone. The chip that has enabled faster operation and a cheaper purchase price was designed using software developed in Saskatoon by Solido Design Automation Inc.