Hewlett-Packard Company

Topics: Hewlett-Packard, Compaq, Digital Equipment Corporation Pages: 2 (476 words) Published: October 10, 2006
Organization Background
Hewlett-Packard Company
Hewlett-Packard Company is founded January 1, 1939. Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard is the partner. They decide the company’s name with a coin toss. Their company built in a Palo Alto garage. The company's first product was an audio oscillator. One of HP's first customers was Walt Disney Studios, which purchased eight oscillators to develop and test an innovative sound system for the movie Fantasia. HP steadily expands its European operations. Therefore, the company establishes a European marketing organization in Geneva, Switzerland, and a manufacturing plant in Boeblingen, Germany. After that, HP enters the Asian market and forms its first joint venture, Yokogawa Hewlett-Packard (YHP), in Tokyo, Japan, with Yokogawa Electric Works. During 1963, there were 18 percent HP’s oversea sales, and the largest foreign markets are Western Europe, Canada and Japan. In 1981, HP's products become formally available in China when the China Hewlett-Packard Representative Office opens in Beijing. HP Company is a diverse company that sells a multitude of products and services in many different industries. HP is spilt up into seven different divisions; there are Imaging and Printing Group, Personal Systems Group, Financial Services, Corporate Investments, Enterprise Storage and Servers, HP Services, and Software. HP Company produces many electrical products, like audio oscillator, computer, scientific calculator, laser interferometer, minicomputer, programmable pocket calculator, HP-01 wrist instrument, laser printer, handheld computer, touch screen, , world's brightest LED, 3-pound HP OmniBook 300, HP OfficeJet personal printer-fax-copier, Jornada PDA (personal digital assistant, HP DVD Movie Writer dc3000, HP Digital Entertainment Center. HP Company developed the first computer (the HP2116A) in 1966. HP is one of the few companies in the world to successfully marry the technologies of measurement, computing and communication....
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