Founded:
1939
Headquarters:
Palo Alto, CA
Description:
Hewlett-Packard is a multinational IT corporation providing hardware, software, solutions, and services to consumers and enterprises.
Categories:
Information Technology, Curated Web
Website:
http://www.hp.com

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Hewlett-Packard technology corporation headquartered in Palo Alto, California, USA. HP is one of the world's largest information technology companies and operates in nearly every country. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, data storage, and networking hardware, designing software and delivering services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. HP markets its products to households, small to medium size businesses and enterprises both directly, via online distribution, consumer-electronics and office-supply retailers, software partners and major technology vendors.

Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard graduated in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1935. The company originated in a garage in nearby Palo Alto during a fellowship they had with a past professor, Frederick Terman at Stanford during the Great Depression. Terman was considered a mentor to them in forming Hewlett-Packard. In 1939, Packard and Hewlett established Hewlett-Packard (HP) in Packard's garage with an initial capital investment of US$538. Hewlett and Packard tossed a coin to decide whether the company they founded would be called Hewlett-Packard or Packard-Hewlett[ Packard won the coin toss but named their electronics manufacturing enterprise the "Hewlett-Packard Company". HP incorporated on August 18, 1947, and went public on November 6, 1957.

Subsidiaries of HP include: HP Enterprise Services, HP Labs, Snapfish and HP Software

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Products (5)

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    HP Upline

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    HP TouchPad

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    HP Deskjet Printer

    This HP Deskjet all-in-one delivers easy wireless printing from any room in your home,[1] plus...
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    HP SlatePro Tablet

    Powered by the blazing fast quad core NVIDIA Tegra 4[1], the HP Slate 8 Pro has lightning-fast...

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Offices/Locations (2)

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  • HP Labs

    1501 Page Mill Rd

    Palo Alto, CA 94304

    USA

  • Office

    3000 Hanover Street

    Palo Alto, CA 94304-1185

    USA

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