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A Chip Shot: HP’s 32-Bit Single-Chip CPU
Hewlett-Packard developed the world’s first 32-bit single-chip CPU for the 9000 Desktop workstation.
Channel Surfing: HP 3421A
The 3421A Data Acquisition/Control Unit (silver, by the subject’s knee) could measure voltage, resistance and frequency for up to 30 channels. Developed originally for the 41C calculator (shown here i ...
Going Global: HP S.A. in Geneva
Hewlett-Packard S.A. in Geneva was Hewlett-Packard Company’s first foreign subsidiary, created to handle European sales and marketing. Setting a tone for the rest of the company’s global expansion, HP ...
Hewlett’s National Medal of Science
The National Medal of Science is the United States’ highest scientific honor. Bill Hewlett received the 1983 medal for his work in engineering. President Ronald Reagan formally gave it to him at a Whi ...
HP’s Board Meeting in Beijing
Following an easing of trade restrictions between the U.S. and China, Hewlett-Packard’s board of directors held a meeting in Beijing in 1983. It was reportedly the first of its kind by an American com ...
Relying on Robots: Production at HP
Hewlett-Packard always utilized cutting-edge production methods. By 1983, robots were relied upon to manage materials and perform operations too precise for human hands.
Supporting Hewlett-Packard’s founders were a trio of loyal secretaries who remained with the company for decades. Madie Schneider (left) worked with Bill for 24 years, while Margaret Paull (right) wor ...
The Compaq Portable: A Milestone in Mobility
The Compaq Portable was a milestone for both portable computing and personal computing; it was one of the first and most successful PCs to clone the IBM PC platform and was easily transportable, thoug ...
The HP 150 Touchscreen Computer
The HP 150 touchscreen computer caused a sensation when it was released in 1983, becoming the first Hewlett-Packard product to be advertised on television. This promotional tchotchke with a clock buil ...
The HP 150: The “Magic” Monitor & More ...
The monitor for the HP 150 desktop, codenamed “Magic,” contained one of the earliest uses of touchscreen technology. The device used infrared scanners to detect the position of the user’s finger on th ...