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William Hewlett — American engineer, a specialist in the field of electronics, as well as an entrepreneur, co-founder of Hewlett-Packard, the world's largest manufacturer of computer and measurement technology.
William Hewlett was born in a family physician May 20 in 1913. His father died when he was 12 years old, and perhaps the only reason why William was not a doctor and an engineer. In 1934, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University, the same later in 1939 he was awarded an engineering degree, and in 1936 — the famous electrical engineering degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Hewlett and Packard met in 1930 as students at Stanford University. In 1937, Hewlett Packard, and their two other under the guidance of Professor Fred Terman created his first company, having issued two years later, their partnership. Hewlett won by lot the right to name the newly-made company. So firm was named Hewlett-Packard.
Hewlett and Packard rented a small, two-story house in Palo Alto, which settled in the garage company, its initial capital of $ 538 (!) dollars. Hewlett was a generator of ideas, and Packard acted as administrator of the new company. Today, on the wall of the garage flaunts sign "Here begins the Silicon Valley", and the garage has become an integral landmark California.
Hewlett overestimate the contribution to the cause of Silicon Valley's impossible. William Hewlett became a living legend of American and flawless model manager at all times.
In 1985, President gave William Hewlett highest scientific award U.S. — the National Medal of Science.
William Hewlett died January 12 in 2001.