In June 1943, Lockheed made a bold pitch to the U.S. Army that it could build a jet fighter, and build it fast. Since then, the Skunk Works has conjured up the U-2, the SR-71, the F-117, and more, and it's still going strong.
Hewlett-Packard's new test and measurement company will be located down the road from HP's current headquarters, the company said today. The company chose the historical site where HP built its first building in 1943, the "Redwood Building," at 395 Page Mill Road in Palo Alto, California, where all of HP's research, development, manufacturing, and administration took place during the company's early years. The test and measurement company, called just "NewCo" until a new name is chosen, was spun off from the rest of HP earlier this year.