Ohlone College engineering students learn about Roy Clay and Jerry Lawson from Journal publisher John William Templeton.

SAN FRANCISCO -- Only just over 500 of 62,000 African-American software programmers and web developers live in San Francisco and Santa Clara Counties, the fast-growing area commonly described as "Silicon Valley."  Silicon Ceiling 19: Equal Opportunity and High Technology shows a continuing 20-year decline in black technologists working in the area, which researchers are now finding reflected in artificial intelligence products.

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors honors Roy L. Clay Sr., Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame member, on Feb. 26 for his scientific excellence and civic work.

To understand the breadth of his impact on today's technology, get the Roy Clay commemorative issue and Silicon Ceiling 19: Equal Opportunity in High Technology as part of your subscription to the Journal.

Your subscription also includes your ticket to the 2020 Roy L. Clay Technology Pinnacle Awards for the 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology Aug. 1 in San Francisco.

Our annual Silicon Ceiling reports, now in the 16th edition, are the most respected independent source on equal opportunity in high technology, with data on the workforce and education in every state and county-by-county comparisons.