Excerpt from  THE WALL STREET JOURNAL TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1999 page B12

The 13 Hottest Places on the New High-Tech Map

Number 9 Research Triangle

PLACE: Research Triangle, North Carolina. Three University town-Durham, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill-are points of a triangle of real estate that is home to a growing number of high-tech start-ups.

SPECIALTIES: telecommunications, operating-system software, biotech....

BIG PLAYERS: IBM Corp's networking hardware and microelectronics division, software maker SAS Institute Inc., Red Hat Inc., Nortel Networks, Cisco...

RECENT IPO ZILLIONAIRE: Mark Ewing, co-founder of Red Hat...

WHERE THE RICH GO ON WEEKENDS: Wrightsville Beach