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Adding Innovation: The HP 35
The HP 35 was the world’s first handheld scientific calculator, meaning it was capable of performing advanced mathematics. Marketed primarily through the mail, this product was Hewlett-Packard’s first ...
DEC’s PDP-11: A Mighty Minicomputer
Digital Equipment Corporation’s Programmed Data Processor-11 (PDP-11) series was perhaps the most popular minicomputer in history. It was in production from 1970 until the 1990s. During that time, aro ...
HP 35: Marketed to the Consumer
On January 4, 1972, Hewlett-Packard introduced the HP 35, the first handheld scientific calculator. Designed to fit into a shirt pocket (under Bill Hewlett’s direction), the device was the first produ ...
HP 9862A: Personal Printing
The HP 9862A plotter was designed to work with desktop calculators, specifically Hewlett-Packard’s 9800 series, making it one of the company’s earliest personal printers.
HP: First US Company with Flex Time
Hewlett-Packard Company was the first American company to implement flex time in the United States, having observed the benefits of the program at the company’s plant in Böblingen, West Germany, since ...
HP’s First Employee Resource Group
Ken Coleman joined HP as a personnel manager in 1972. Soon thereafter, he co-founded (with Howard Smith, not pictured) Hewlett-Packard’s first employee resource group, a network of Black functional ma ...
Made in Malaysia: HP in Malaysia
Hewlett-Packard Malaysia (HPM) started as a semi-conductor Manufacturing Division on September 6, 1972.
Magnetic Tapes: An Attractive Solution
Magnetic tape reels took up more space than other forms of digital memory, but their stability and favorable cost-per-bit ratio made them a popular early storage medium for enterprise computer backups ...
Swiss Screw Machine: Getting in Shape
The Swiss screw machine was a lathe used to shape metal components. Tools and equipment such as this improved precision within manufacturing and enabled the company to elevate production rates.
The HP 3000: A Legend is Born
The 3000 was Hewlett-Packard’s first machine designed for commercial data processing, thus making it Hewlett-Packard’s first committed entry into the computer market. (The company’s earlier 2100 serie ...