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Hewlett-Packard, (HP); Palo Alto, CA

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Name: Hewlett-Packard, (HP); Palo Alto, CA    (USA)  
Abbreviation: hewlett-pa
Products: Model types Others Tube manufacturer

HP, Hewlett-Packard, Palo Alto, CA was founded by Stanford University classmates Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard. HP's first product, was the 200A audio oscillator. One of HP's first customers was Walt Disney Studios, which purchased eight oscillators to develop and test an innovative sound system for the movie Fantasia.

In 1959 the company establishes a European marketing organization in Geneva, Switzerland, and a manufacturing plant in Böblingen, Germany. From this base, HP steadily expands its European operations. 1960 HP establishes its first U.S. manufacturing plant outside of Palo Alto in Loveland, Colorado. Now HP is one of the "global players" in measurement equipment. For more details see See also this catalog No. 18A with its links.

Founded: 1939

HP's board of directors announces its decision to spin off a new company from the existing HP organization. Agilent Technologies consists of HP's former measurement, components, chemical analysis and medical businesses. HP retains its computing, printing and imaging businesses. Agilent has its initial public offering of common stock on November 18, 1999. HP retains 84.1 percent of common stock. It is Silicon Valley's largest-ever IPO. For more details see here:

This manufacturer was suggested by Eilert Menke.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
USA  70 Oscilloscope 180 C   2-channel oscilloscope up to 50 Mhz. Modules installed: 2-channel amplifier HP 1801A and t... 
USA  92 Optical Loss Test Set 8140A   The HP 8140A is a hand-held optical test set that can be used as a fiber optic power meter... 
USA  83 DC Power Supply 6034A   The HP 6034A is a switch-mode, digitally controlled lab power supply providing up to 60 V ... 
USA  72–75 Electronic Pocket Calculator HP-35   The HP-35 was the world's first scientific pocket calculator, and the first to use Rev... 
USA  70 RF Coaxial Attenuator HP 8494/95A   Manual step attenuators. The attenuator sections are miniature tantalum nitride thin-film... 
USA  80 Amplifier 0.1-1300 MHz 8447E 2N3055  HP 8447E RF Amplifier, 100 kHz to 1.3 GHz. This broadband amplifier offers low noise, w... 
USA  75–78 Electronic Pocket Calculator HP-21   Introduced in 1975, the HP-21 (codenamed Pumpkin) is a basic 30-key scientific calculator ... 
USA  65 Bridging Transformer 11005A   Audio bridging transformer 10K/600 ohm 
USA  52 VHF Signal Generator HP 608B   Weitgehend identisch mit HP 608A, aber Frequenzbereich nur bis 400 MHz Laut HP Journal ... 
USA  83 Pulse Generator 8112A   In 1983, HP introduced a new range of HPIB programmable pulse/function generators develope... 
USA  88 Synthesized Signal Generator 8644A   The HP8644A Synthesized Signal Generator is a high perform­ance, 252 kHz to 1030 MHz gener... 
USA  88 Synthesized Signal Generator 8642A   The HP8642A and HP8642B synthesized signal generators are high performance programmable si... 


Further details for this manufacturer by the members (rmfiorg):

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