The story of Hewlett-Packard (HP) is a success story achieved through talent, hard work and the desire to make life easier and the world better. The inventions and developments of the founders and employees of the Company lie at the heart of a multitude of modern technologies, and HP itself is a world leader in the field of IT solutions and computer technologies. It is enough to cite the following facts.

Today HP:

  • Provides 106 out of 120 exchanges in the world
  • Supports two thirds of credit card funds transfers
  • Supports networks for over 100 million mobile phone users.
  • Registers 11 patents per day
  • Delivers approximately 1 million printers per week
  • Valid in 170 countries with 43 currencies and 15 languages
  • Gives a job to 150000th employees
  • Works with 210,000 trading partners
  • Leads in virtually every market, in every consumer segment and region

What is the history

On January 1, 1939, a company was born, whose name consisted of the names of two friends. Whose name to write first (Hewlett-Packard) – decided to throw a coin.


The first model of Hewlett-Packard was called HP Model 200A, according to Bill, so that everyone would think that the company is solid and not new.

The Walt Disney Company has ordered 8 model 200B oscillators.


Hewlett-Packard began work in the field of microwave devices, creating signal generators and devices for suppressing radar signals for the Fleet Research Laboratory. This area is rapidly becoming popular, and Hewlett-Packard is a recognized leader in it.


HP invented the fast frequency circuit (HP 524A), which significantly reduced the time for measuring high frequencies (from 10 minutes to 2 seconds). With their help, radio stations were able to very accurately set the frequencies in accordance with the FCC rules.


The HP 5060A Precision Atomic Clock with Cesium Moon is recognized worldwide. Such watches are capable of maintaining accuracy for 3000 years with an accuracy of 1 second. Atomic clocks have become the world standard for time measurement and are used in all areas where high-precision time measurement is needed: on spacecraft, air traffic control centers, telecommunications, etc.


Created the first computer – HP 2116A.

2116A is still the largest mechanical package created by Hewlett-Packard, and is also the device in which HP first used integrated chains.


Hewlett-Packard introduced the world’s first desktop scientific calculator HP 9100A. A programmable calculator could save programs on magnetic cards and made it possible for scientists to carry out complex calculations without the use of bulky computers.


Hewlett-Packard is taking a new and dignified step in the development of personal computers by introducing the HP-35, the world’s first pocket scientific calculator, to the market. This device, which was placed in a shirt pocket, made the slide rule completely unnecessary. In 2000, the Forbes ASAP organization contributed this calculator to the twenty products that “changed the world.”


Hewlett-Packard was also the first to offer the HP 95LX palmtop PC to the market – the first personal computer that fits in the palm of your hand. The size of a pocket calculator, this PC has the power of “desktop”.


In May, Hewlett-Packard introduced systems and services based on the new Itanium processor, just before HP developed. This computer has become the platform of a new generation of 64-bit computers.


HP announces a new breakthrough – this time in the field of molecular technology, thus creating an absolutely new field of activity – the field of nanotechnology.

Hewlett-Packard desktops have been ranked number one in Europe for several years in a row, which means consumer preferences (according to IDC, first quarter of 2000 – first quarter of 2005).