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A short history of Hewlett Packard:
In 1984 , Hewlett Packard launches into the micro computer , peripherals, and invented the first printer in inkjet ( ThinkJet ) .
In 1985 , Hewlett Packard sells a workstation that runs portable in Unix . It weighs an incredible 10 kg But integrates HP-UX in Roma , a keyboard and mouse, printer, inkjet, monochrome plasma screen and a HP-IB bus for connecting hard drives and instruments measure.
In March 1986 , Hewlett-Packard registers the domain "hp.com", then it is the ninth company in the world with an internet domain , which allows him to choose a web address very short.
In 1988 , Hewlett Packard sells its line of workstation + server multi-user HP 9000 microprocessor based RISC under Unix rival Sun Microsystems , Apollo and IBM AS400
In 1993 , HP embarked on the mass market at the expense of the specific production.
From 1999 to 2005 , the CEO Carly Fiorina is responsible for purchasing and merge Compaq with Hewlett Packard (May 2002 ) and restructuring the group by reducing the size of 15,000 employees (10% of the total).
In July 2005 , the new CEO Mark Hurd continues the task of restructuring and optimization of the group by downsizing by eliminating 10% of jobs.
On November 11, 2009, Hewlett-Packard announced it wants to acquire 3Com for $ 2.7 billion U.S. dollars.
On 28 April 2010 , HP bought the company Palm 1.2 billion dollars .
On 1 June 2010 , HP announced a layoff that will be done over several years and lead to the abolition of 9000 posts. HP relies on automated data centers to "reinvest in the growth and enhance shareholder value" .
On 6 August 2010 , resignation of its CEO.