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Codifying the HP Way: Sonoma Meeting
By 1957, Hewlett-Packard had grown too large for Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard to be personally familiar with all of the company’s personnel and operations. To ensure the company’s values would contin ...
Company Celebrations at HP
Company celebrations were a common occurrence at Hewlett-Packard by the mid-twentieth century. Both company celebrations and informal employee events exhibited a certain flair in their execution.
Easily Conveyed: Moseley Production
Production employees went to work on the conveyor line at the Moseley division facility. The division was Hewlett-Packard’s first foray into the printing and imaging industry, following Hewlett-Packar ...
Edna MacLean: HP’s First Female Engineer
In 1953, Edna MacLean became Hewlett-Packard’s first female engineer after she graduated from Stanford University. MacLean had been working for HP as a part-time lab technician in R&D while she comple ...
Fred Terman: Father of Silicon Valley
In the early 1930s, the talents of four Stanford undergraduates — Bill Hewlett, Dave Packard, Barney Oliver and Noel “Ed” Porter — caught the eye of legendary engineering professor Fred Terman. Terman ...
Front and Center: Product Assembly
Barbara Brown and June Wessel worked on pre-fab assemblies in Hewlett-Packard’s recently constructed Stanford Unit no. 2, one of the company’s first facilities at Stanford Research Park. The new facil ...
Going for a Dip: Dip-Soldering Circuit Boards
Even as Hewlett-Packard hardware grew in sophistication, production still depended on dedicated human workers for the final product. Here, employees in Palo Alto dip-soldered printed circuits by hand.
Going Nuclear: HP and Nuclear Research
Few pursuits demanded accuracy and precision like measuring radioactivity. Hewlett-Packard entered the market for nuclear research instruments in the late 1940s, and many of the company’s products, in ...
Hewlett-Packard Creates Dynac
In 1956, Hewlett-Packard created Dynac — renamed Dymec in 1958 — to work on systems in which multiple products were combined to carry out a specific purpose, such as radar simulators for missile devel ...
Home Address: Stanford Research Park
Stanford Research Park (originally called Stanford Industrial Park) was the brainchild of Bill and Dave’s mentor, Stanford professor Fred Terman, who championed collaboration between university resear ...