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The Hewlett Packard Company, now known as HP Inc., was an American multinational information technology company headquartered in Palo Alto, California. It has since spun off various portions of its business into Agilent Technologies and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, with the PC and printer businesses being retained by HP Inc. Many of Apple Computer's early employees were veterans of HP. The Apple Park headquarters complex presently occupies the site of HP's former manufacturing campus in Cupertino.


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HP was founded in the first of the historic Silicon Valley founders' garages.

The company was founded in a one-car garage in Palo Alto by Bill Hewlett and David Packard, and initially produced a line of electronic test and measurement equipment. The HP Garage at 367 Addison Avenue is now designated an official California Historical Landmark and is marked with a plaque calling it the "Birthplace of 'Silicon Valley'". Hewlett and Packard got their first big contract in 1938, providing test and measurement instruments for production of Walt Disney's hugely successful animated film Fantasia. This success led the two to formally establish their Hewlett-Packard Company on January 1, 1939. The company grew into a multinational corporation widely respected for its products, and its management style and culture known as the HP Way which was adopted by other businesses worldwide. HP was the world's leading PC manufacturer from 2007 to Q2 2013, by which time Lenovo has surpassed HP.[1][2][3]

Future Apple employees[]

See also: Category:Former HP employees


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  2. Lenovo Shares Jump As PC Shipments Overtake HP. November 7, 2013
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  8. Inside the New Pocket Calculators by Michael J. Cook, George M. Fichter, and Richard E. Whicker, Hewlett-Packard. 1998.
  9. Thomas M. Whitney, Iowa State University. Accessed 2020-06-15.
  10. The World According to Woz by Gary Wolf, Wired. 1998-09-01.

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