Newly Created HP Inc. to Focus on Immersive Computing, 3D Printing, Graphic-Arts Printing, Copier/MFPs
Yesterday, HP Inc. marked its official launch, as Hewlett-Packard split into two companies, HP Enterprise, which will be devoted to enterprise solutions and hardware, and HP Inc., which will be devoted to computing and printing.
Th new HP Inc. – which goes under the stock-exchange designation of HPQ – is now a publicly listed Fortune 100 corporation. It has nearly 50,000 employees and draws from a 76-year history.
HP Inc. says it’ll build on its market leadership in printing and PCs to “make it easier and more enjoyable for customers to print.” HP Inc. will also pursue growth in adjacent markets, such as copiers, graphic-arts printing, and commercial mobility in key vertical markets. Finally, HP Inc. says it will “define future market categories” through its 3D printing and immersive-computing platforms that “fuse together the physical and digital worlds.”
Reuters also reported that on its first day of trading (November 2nd), shares of HP Inc. rose as much as 14.4 percent, while those of Hewlett Packard Enterprise fell as much as 5.8 percent.
“In an ever-changing, connected world, HP Inc. will keep reinventing itself, its technologies and what tomorrow holds, so industries, communities and individuals can keep reinventing how they operate, ideate, and create what matters the most to them,” said Dion Weisler, president and chief executive officer of HP Inc. “We approach this challenge with the heart and energy of a startup coupled with the brain, muscle and determination of a Fortune 100 corporation.
“We intend to amaze through the people we hire, the technology we create, the experiences we enable and the way we treat our customers and each other,” said Weisler. “We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to spark a flame that could change the world forever. We have every intention of seizing this moment and will keep reinventing for generations to come.”
- September 2015: HP Creating New 3D-Printing Group to Be Led by Steven Nigro
- September 2015: HP Inc. to Focus on ‘Ink in the Office,’ A3 MFP/Copier Market, 3D Printing, Graphics, MPS
- August 2015: Sluggish Quarter for HP as Split into Two Companies Approaches
- August 2015: HP Announces New Board of Directors for HP Inc. & HP Enterprise
- August 2015: Memjet Files Patent-Infringement Lawsuit Against HP, Claims HP Infringed on Page-Wide Printing Patents
- July 2015: HP Ventures Investing in Shapeways, a 3D-Printing Service Provider
- June 2015: HP Enterprise Group Executive VP Veghte Leaving HP
- May 2015: IDC: Slight Decline in Worldwide Large-Format Printer Shipments in First-Quarter 2015; HP is Leader
- May 2015: Slow Second Quarter for HP and Printing Group, Earnings Slide
- March 2015: HP Revamps Channel-Partner Programs to Help Partners with Its Separation into Two Companies
- February 2015: Slow Quarter for HP, but Printer Earnings Strong
- October 2014: HP Delivers its First 3D Printer, Said to be Faster and Offering More Object Strength and Detail