The Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) was an American global information technology company headquartered in Palo Alto, California. It developed and provided a wide variety of hardware components as well as software and related services to consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMB’s) and large enterprises, including customers in the government, health and education sectors.
Founded in 1939 in a garage in Palo Alto California, USA by William Redington Hewlett and David Packard, two Stanford graduates, HP was long celebrated for its engineering know-how and laid-back corporate culture. It made hefty profits, as it grew into a multinational giant that sold a wide range of computer gear and commercial tech services.
Hewlett-Packard was an early pioneer of what became the model for Silicon Valley startups. HP was the world's leading PC manufacturer from 2007 to Q2 2013, after which Lenovo remained ranked ahead of HP. It specialized in developing and manufacturing computing, data storage, and networking hardware, designing software and delivering services. Major product lines included personal computing devices, enterprise and industry standard servers, related storage devices, networking products, software and a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. HP marketed its products to households, small- to medium-sized businesses and enterprises directly as well as via online distribution, consumer-electronics and office-supply retailers, software partners and major technology vendors. HP also had services and consulting business around its products and partner products.
Hewlett-Packard company events included the spin-off of its electronic and bio-analytical measurement instruments part of its business as Agilent Technologies in 1999, its merger with Compaq in 2002, and the acquisition of EDS in 2008, which led to combined revenues of over the 118 billion USD in 2008 and a Fortune 500 ranking of 9 in 2009. In November 2009, HP announced the acquisition of 3Com, with the deal closing on April 12th, 2010. On April 28th, 2010, HP announced the buyout of Palm, Inc. for 1.2 billion USD. On September 2nd, 2010, HP won its bidding war for 3PAR with a 33 USD a share offer (2.07 billion USD), which Dell declined to match.
Agilent Technologies Inc. is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company's 20,600 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of 6.8 billion USD in fiscal 2013. On August 1st, 2014, the part of Agilent Technologies that makes test and measurement gear changed its name to Keysight Technologies, Inc. and separated itself financially from the part that was HP Labs. That part will continue to be called Agilent Labs, and will continue to do research in life sciences, micro-electromechanical machines, and nanotechnology.
After struggling to keep pace with recent trends like the rise of smartphones and cloud computing. HP's board decided in 2015 to create two smaller companies, each with a narrower focus.
HP Inc. will sell personal computers and printers; Hewlett Packard Enterprise will sell commercial computer systems, software and tech services. Each company will trade separately on the New York Stock Exchange.
Hewlett Packard has made more then 116 acquisitions since 1986. Below we give you a summary of major acquisitions an other milestones.
1939: Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard establish HP in a small garage.
1958: HP’s first acquisition was the F.L. Moseley Plotter Company, which was the predecessor to its printer business today.
1989: HP acquired Apollo Computer and became the largest supplier of computer networks.
1995: HP acquired Convex Computer.
1996: David Packard died on March 26th, 1996.
1997: HP acquired Netherlands based PROLIN, an Information Technology company.
2000: HP spun off its measurement, chemical and medical business into independent Agilent Technologies company.
2001: HP acquired Comdisco, a US based Information Technology company.
2001: William Reddington Hewlett died on January 12th, 2001.
2002: HP largest acquisition was the purchase of Compaq, a US based personal computer manufacturer.
2003: HP acquired Procter & Gamble IT, a US based Information Technology company.
2003: HP acquired Ericsson IT, a Swedish based Information Technology company.
2008: HP acquires EDS.
2009: HP acquired 3Com, a US based computer networking company.
2010: HP acquires Palm, Inc.
2010: HP won the 'bidding war' from Dell and acquired 3PAR.
2014: Agilent's Test & Measurement equipment division changed its name into Keysight Technologies, Inc.
2015: The board of Hewlett Packard Company decides to create two smaller companies: HP, Inc. selling PC's and Hewlett Packard Enterprise selling Commercial Computer Systems, Software and Technical Services.
Please find below some of our Hewlett Packard products:
· Hewlett Packard Spectrum Analyzer, HP-8561B, 9kHz-6,7GHz
· Hewlett Packard Spectrum Analyzer, HP-8561E, 9kHz-6,7GHz
· Hewlett Packard Spectrum Analyzer, HP-8560A, 9kHz-2.9GHz
· Hewlett Packard Spectrum Analyzer, HP-8562A, 9kHz-22GHz
· Hewlett Packard Spectrum Analyzer, HP-8592A, 9kHz-22GHz
· Hewlett Packard Spectrum Analyzer, HP-8563E, 9kHz-26,5GHz
· Hewlett Packard Spectrum Analyzer, HP-8594E, 9kHz-3GHz
· Hewlett Packard Spectrum Analyzer, HP-8560A, 9kHz-2.9GHz, GPIB & Tracking Generator