Hewlett, William R.
Hewlett, William R.(1913– ) 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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