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A French Connection: HP Grenoble
Hewlett-Packard’s Grenoble, France, facility was founded in 1970. It would later become a key facility for the production of Hewlett-Packard PCs for the European market.
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A Heinz Family Foundation Honor
The Heinz Awards are given out annually by the Heinz Family Foundation to recognize individuals who had made important contributions in various areas of modern life. Bill and Dave jointly received the ...
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A NewWave of Technology
Windows 3.0 users got a boost with HP NewWave, an information tool that was designed as an integrated software system. Customers could test the solution with an interactive disk to experience the brea ...
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A Personal Greeting: Printable Expressions
Users could customize their own greeting cards with a Printable Expression kit, which included a CD-ROM, paper supplies and a color Inkjet printer. It was Hewlett-Packard’s first product targeting the ...
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A Presidential Visit: Packard in China
On his last trip to China in 1995, Dave Packard (right) visited his old friend Jiang Zemin, then sitting-president of the People’s Republic of China.
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All Aboard the Viking Express
Viking Express was an email package that combined Ericsson’s wireless modem technology with the computing power of an HP 95X palmtop to offer wireless email, a novel concept at a time when it was typi ...
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Black Engineers of the Year
In 1999, HP submitted its first employees for consideration at the annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference. The company had been an active supporter of the conference for years, but this w ...
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Carly Fiorina Becomes HP’s CEO
Carly Fiorina succeeded Lew Platt as Hewlett-Packard’s CEO in 1999, making her not just the first woman to lead HP, but the first woman to lead a Fortune 50 company. It was a fitting milestone to set ...
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Color Coordinated: The HP DeskJet 500C
The HP DeskJet 500C heralded a revolution in color printing. Prior to it, color printing was expensive and generally performed by a separate machine from black and white printing. Hewlett-Packard’s ma ...
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Compression Rating: HP DDS-DC DAT
Hewlett-Packard’s Digital-Data-Storage Data-Compressed (DDS-DC) Digital Audio Tape (DAT) compressed data that was identical or repetitive, allowing the data to use up less space on a digital tape, thu ...