HP Labs

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HP Laboratories
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Successor Hewlett Packard Labs and HP Labs
Formation 1966
Type Research organization
Headquarters Palo Alto, California
Website http://www.hpl.hp.com/research/
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]

The labs have downsized dramatically; in August 2007, HP executives drastically diminished the number of projects, down from 150 to 30. As of 2018, HP Labs has just over 200 researchers, compared to earlier staffing levels of 500 researchers.[2]

With the split of Hewlett-Packard in November 1, 2015, into Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc., the research lab also split into Hewlett Packard Labs[3] and HP Labs[4] associated with each respectively.

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.[5]

  • 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:[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About HP Labs". Hewlett-Packard. Retrieved 2010-04-28. 
  2. ^ "Hewlett-Packard Splits Again: But What About the Labs?". IEEE Spectrum: Technology, Engineering, and Science News. Retrieved 2018-07-12. 
  3. ^ "Hewlett Packard Labs". Hewlett Packard Enterprise. 
  4. ^ "HP Labs". HP Inc. 
  5. ^ "Former HP Labs directors". HP. Archived from the original on 2014-08-03. 
  6. ^ "Worldwide sites". Hewlett-Packard. Retrieved 2007-05-15. 

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