Top 100 Best Tech Companies In The World – P.41 - HP Inc. (United States): A name associated with quality in the personal computer industry


( HP Inc. is an American multinational information technology company headquartered in Palo Alto, California, that develops personal computers (PCs), printers and related supplies, as well as 3D printing solutions.

It was formed on November 1, 2015, renamed from the personal computer and printer divisions of the original Hewlett-Packard Company, with that company's enterprise product and business services divisions becoming Hewlett Packard Enterprise. The split was structured so that Hewlett-Packard changed its name to HP Inc. and spun off Hewlett Packard Enterprise as a new publicly traded company. HP Inc. retains Hewlett-Packard's pre-2015 stock price history and its former stock ticker symbol, HPQ, while Hewlett Packard Enterprise trades under its own symbol, HPE.



HP is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the S&P 500 Index. It is the world's 2nd largest personal computer vendor by unit sales as of January 2021, following Chinese company Lenovo. HP ranked No. 58 in the 2018 Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations by total revenue.

HP Inc. was formerly known as Hewlett-Packard. Hewlett-Packard was founded in 1939 by Bill Hewlett and David Packard, who both graduated with degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1935. The company started off in the HP Garage in Palo Alto, California. On November 1, 2015, Hewlett-Packard was renamed to HP Inc. and the company enterprise business was spun off and renamed to Hewlett Packard Enterprise.



In November 2017, HP acquired Samsung Electronics' printer division for 2.05 billion.

HP develops personal computers (PCs), printers and related supplies, as well as 3D Printing solutions. Approximately 63% of revenue in 2016 came from outside of the United States.

HP is organized into several groups, as outlined below.

Desktops and laptops

Audio partner


HP Business Solutions

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