1. [syn: horsepower, HP, H.P.]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a unit of power equal to 746 watts [syn: horsepower,
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):
Hewlett Packard (manufacturer)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
(HP) Hewlett-Packard designs, manufactures and services
electronic products and systems for measurement, computation
and communications. The company's products and services are
used in industry, business, engineering, science, medicine and
education in approximately 110 countries.
HP was founded in 1939 and employs 96600 people, 58900 in the
USA. They have manufacturing and R&D establishments in 54
cities in 16 countries and approximately 600 sales and service
offices in 110 countries. Their revenue (in 1992/1993?) was
$20.3 billion. The Chief Executive Officer is Lewis E. Platt.
HP's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange and the
Pacific, Tokyo, London, Frankfurt, Zurich and Paris exchanges.
Quarterly sales $6053M, profits $347M (Aug 1994).