Hewlett-Packard is one of the largest corporations in the world. Hewlett Packard is divided into three general segments: imaging and printing systems, computing systems, and information technology services. After acquiring Compaq Computer Company, HP is currently the world’s largest computer company. HP is a growth oriented corporation that strives to stay ahead in all of its market segments.
HP was started by two electrical engineers who graduated from Stanford University in 1934. During a two-week camping trip, following graduation, Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard became close friends. Bill continued his education, taking graduate courses at MIT while Dave worked at General …show more content…
The 1980’s were especially kind to HP. HP became a major player in the personal computer market. In 1980 HP introduced its first PC and the first laser printer that was fast and inexpensive enough to make it practical for use outside of central computer rooms. In 1981 HP formally made products available in the Chinese market. In 1982 HP introduced the first wide-area network on “minicomputers”. HP also introduced its first handheld computer this same year. Compaq computers is started in 1982, which will grow to be a leading computer