Ten fun facts about Hewlett Packard
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The company was founded by Stanford graduates, William Hewlett and David Packard with a capital of $538 (which was inclusive of equipment). A toss of a coin decided their moniker order on the logo.
A Palo Alto Garage was the place where HP was set-up. This garage is now officially a historical landmark in the state.
The first product manufactured by HP was a resistance-capacitance audio oscillator that was used for testing.
The casual culture that is very intrinsically woven in tech firms in Silicon Valley was pioneered in the 1940ís at HP.Fact 5
50 years ago, Hewlett Packard was the only company to offer on-site recreational facilities.Fact 6
In 1968, the company launched the first LED (light emitting diode) into the market.Fact 7
Flextime or flexible working hours were the HP brainchild and used first at their German plant. It made its way to the U.S only in 1973.Fact 8
In 1958 HP acquired a company for the very first time. The company named F.L Moseley helped catapult the company into the printer franchise that it owns today.Fact 9
1966 saw the launch of HP2116A the first computer that the company built which was used for controlling instruments.Fact 10
The first true Hewlett Packard personal computer, HP-85 was introduced into the market only in 1980. Go to more business facts ❯
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