William R. Hewlett Biography

Engineer(c. 1913–c. 2001)
William R. Hewlett was an engineer and co-founder of computer company Hewlett-Packard

Synopsis

William R. Hewlett graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1936 and with his friend David Packard formed Hewlett-Packard in 1939 in Palo Alto, California, first producing resistance-capacitance audio oscillators in a garage. He was actively involved in the company until 1987 and died in 2001.

Profile

Electrical engineer; born in Ann Arbor, Mich. He graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1936). With his friend, David Packard, he formed Hewlett-Packard in 1939 in Palo Alto, Calif., first producing resistance-capacitance audio oscillators in a garage. He was actively involved in the company until 1987.

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