The Hewlett-Packard Company commonly referred to as HP, and stylized as hp was an American multinational information technology company headquartered in Palo Alto, California. This is one of the world’s largest computer and electronics companies. Founded in 1939 by William Hewlett and David Packard, HP is best known today for its line of LaserJet, DeskJet printers, Desktops, and Laptops. However, it produces more than 10,000 different products every year, ranging from computer systems to specialized electronic devices. It developed and provided a wide variety of hardware components as well as software and related services to consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and large enterprises, including customers in the government, health and education sectors.

HP directly marketed its products to households, small- to medium-sized businesses and enterprises as well as via online distribution, consumer-electronics, and office-supply retailers, software partners and major technology vendors. HP also had services and consulting business around its products and partner products.

Hewlett-Packard company events included the spin-off of its electronic and bio-analytical measurement instruments part of its business as Agilent Technologies in 1999, its merger with Compaq in 2002, and the acquisition of  EDS in 2008, which led to combined revenues of $118.4 billion in 2008 and a  Fortune 500 ranking of 9 in 2009. In November 2009, HP announced the acquisition of 3Com, with the deal closing on April 12, 2010. On April 28, 2010, Hewlett-Packard announced the buyout of Palm, Inc. for $1.2 billion. On September 2, 2010, HP won its bidding war for 3PAR with a $33 a share offer ($2.07 billion), which Dell declined to match

Hewlett-Packard spun off its enterprise products and services business as  Hewlett Packard Enterprise on November 1, 2015. Hewlett-Packard held onto the PC and printer businesses, and was renamed to HP Inc.

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