HP Labs

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HP Laboratories
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Successor Hewlett Packard Labs and HP Labs
Formation 1966
Dissolved November 1, 2015; 9 months ago (2015-11-01)
Type Research organization
Headquarters Palo Alto, California
HP Labs
Predecessor HP Laboratories
Formation 1 November 2015 (2015-11-01)
Type Research organization
Headquarters Palo Alto, California
Website www.hpl.hp.com
Hewlett Packard Labs
Predecessor HP Laboratories
Formation 1 November 2015 (2015-11-01)
Type Research organization
Headquarters Palo Alto, California
Website www.labs.hpe.com

HP Labs is the exploratory and advanced research group for HP Inc. HP headquarters is in Palo Alto, California and has research and development facilities in Bristol, UK. The development of programmable desktop calculators, inkjet printing, and 3D graphics are credited to HP Labs researchers.

HP Labs was established on March 3, 1966, by founders Bill Hewlett and David Packard, seeking to create an organization not bound by day-to-day business concerns.[1] It remained a division of the original Hewlett-Packard company until November 1, 2015 when it split into two companies; HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. With that split also came the split of Hewlett Packard Labs (formerly HP Laboratories).

Research areas[edit]

HP Labs specializes in products and solutions related to laptops and tablets, desktop computers, printers, ink and toner cartridges, display accessories and business solutions.

3D printing[edit]

HP Labs has made a substantial investment in the development of HP MultiJet Fusion technology.

Directors[edit]

The following have served as Director of HP Labs since its foundation in 1966.[2]

  • Barney Oliver (1966–81)
  • John Doyle (1981–84)
  • Joel Birnbaum (1984–86 and 1991–99)
  • Don Hammond (1986–87)
  • Frank Carrubba (1987–91)
  • Ed Karrer (1999)
  • Dick Lampman (1999–2007)
  • Prith Banerjee (2007–2012)
  • Chandrakant Patel (interim; April 7, 2012 – Nov 2012)
  • Martin Fink (2012–2015)
  • Shane Wall (2015–present)

Lab locations[edit]

HP Labs Bristol

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has laboratories in two major sites:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About HP Labs". Hewlett-Packard. Retrieved 2010-04-28. 
  2. ^ "Former HP Labs directors". HP. Archived from the original on 2014-08-03. 
  3. ^ "Worldwide sites". Hewlett-Packard. Retrieved 2007-05-15. 

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