Hewlett-Packard, also known as HP, is one of the largest companies in information technology in the world, based in Palo Alto, California. Manufactures and markets hardware and software in addition to providing support services related to computer science. The company was founded in 1939 and engaged in the manufacture of electronic measuring instruments and laboratory. Today is the leader in selling printers.
William Hewlett and David Packard were two colleagues at the University of Stanford. In the garage of his Casa1 built an audio oscillator, an electronic test instrument used by sound engineers.