What does HP Stand for?

According to abbreviationfinder, HP stands for Hewlett-Packard. Hewlett-Packard, better known as HP, is an American company, one of the largest information technology companies in the world, based in Palo Alto, California. It manufactured and marketed hardware and software in addition to providing IT-related support services. The company was founded in 1939 by William Hewlett and David Packard, and was dedicated to the manufacture of electronic and laboratory measuring instruments.


HP was incorporated in 1939 and is based in Palo Alto, California. Léo Apotheker has been CEO and President since November 1, 2010. HP has enterprise and infrastructure offerings ranging from handheld devices to some of the most powerful supercomputer installations in the world. It offers its consumers an extensive range of products and services ranging from digital photography to digital entertainment and from computing to home printing.

“People need to work together in unison toward common goals and avoid at all levels working toward opposing goals if they want the best in efficiency and achievement.”

Dave packard


Stanford University students Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard founded HP in 1939. The first product of the

company was made in a garage in Palo Alto, it was an audio oscillator, an electronic instrument used by sound engineers. One of HP’s first customers was Walt Disney Studios who purchased eight oscillators to test a sound system for the movie Fantasia.

Technology leadership

All three HP business groups are industry leaders in key technology areas:

  • Personal Systems Group – Business and consumer PCs, mobile workstations and devices.
  • Imaging and Printing Group – Inkjet, LaserJet, and Commercial Printing, Printing Supplies, Digital Photography, and Entertainment.
  • Large Business – Business products, including storage and servers, business services, and software.