The Hewlett-Packard Company (usually referred to as HP, as well as stylized as hp) or Hewlett-Packard (/ˈhjuːlɪt ˈpækərd/ HEW-lit PAK-ərd) was an American international information technology company headquartered in Palo Alto, California. It developed and provided a extensive assortment of hardware mechanism as well as software and related services to customers, little- and medium-sized businesses and huge enterprises, as well as clients in the government, fitness and learning sectors.
The business was founded in a one-car garage in Palo Alto by Bill Hewlett and David Packard, and firstly produced a line of electronic test apparatus. HP was the world's principal PC producer from 2007 to 2013, at which time Lenovo ranked forward of HP. HP focused in developing and manufacturing computing, data storage, and networking hardware, designing software and delivering services. Most significant product appearance built-in private computing devices, venture and business standard servers, related storage devices, networking products, software and a diverse range of printers and additional imaging products. Its joining with Compaq in 2002, and the gaining 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 gaining of 3Com, with the contract closing on April 12, 2010. on top of April 28, 2010, HP announced the buyout of Palm, Inc. for $1.2 billion. On September 2, 2010, HP won its request war for 3PAR with a $33 a share offer ($2.07 billion), which Dell declined to contest.
Hewlett-Packard spun off its venture products and services business as Hewlett Packard Enterprise on November 1, 2015. Hewlett-Packard detained onto the PC and printer businesses, and was renamed to HP Inc.