Founding HP Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard became friends at Stanford University before forming a two-person company in a rented garage—the original Silicon Valley startup.
From its origins in a Palo Alto garage to its current position as one of the world's leading technology companies, HP has grown and evolved significantly since its founding in 1939. See key milestones and moments from HP's history.
Explore a gallery of some of HP's most breakthrough and notable products. From its first devices—oscillators that improved the way audio frequencies were measured—to a calculator dubbed "the first personal computer" to bestselling printers and more, take a trip through the history of HP's imagination.
Introducing Blended Reality
Blended Reality is a way to blend the digital world with the physical world we live in. It's a way to humanize technology and make it more tangible, allowing us to grab things, mash things and make things even better. Blended Reality is more than an idea, it is a promise. A vision. And with it, we are reimaging a whole new world of possibilities.
"Success hinges on consistency of leadership, focus, execution, and most importantly, great products and services."
- Meg Whitmanm, HP President and CEO
HP Labs is passionate about making research real - driving technology to commercialization
in the areas most important to our customers and society. We're working on solutions that transform data into value, bytes into experiences, and noise into knowledge.