HP is founded by William Hewlett and David Packard in a garage in Palo Alto, California.
HP has become known for its innovative products, including the first desktop calculator, the first scientific calculator, and the HP-35, the first handheld scientific calculator.
HP continues to innovate, launching its first inkjet printer in 1984 and the first LaserJet printer in 1985.
The company also developed the first personal computer with a built-in CD-ROM drive in 1992 and the first color LaserJet printer in 1994.
HP merges with Compaq, a leading computer manufacturer, to form one of the largest technology companies in the world.
HP expands its product lines to include 3D printers, virtual reality devices, and gaming laptops, among other products.
2000s and 2010s:
HP splits into two separate companies, HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, with HP Inc.,
HP Inc. continues to be a leading provider of personal computing and printing solutions, with a focus on innovation and sustainability.