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Does HP really invent?

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October 04, 2010 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: AAPL , DELL , HPQ

In Star Trek the BORG is a powerful species that assimilates technology and organisms. Through out Hewlett-Packard history by eliminating risky costly R&D (reasearch and developement) and going safe cost efficient route by acquiring software and hardware companies thus owning patents. Also Hewlett-Packard cut costs by purchasing massive volumes of hardware components (at massive discount prices), mass assembling computers, REBRANDING or REBADGING mass volume purchased electronics and etc.

The flaw with this bussiness concept:

1) if HP acquires LEMONS they must commit massive layoffs(dissolve poor acquisitions at a lost or surgically remove dead flesh) and possibly acquire again (millions and billons of dollars lost and again spent)

2) compatiblity issues with:

a) hardware to hardware

b) software to software

c) hardware to software

d) software to hardware

e) combination of and all of the above

3) outsourced TECH-SUPPORT

Finally, its a fact that Hewlett-Packard knows how to raise money, cut costs, and acquire.

BELOW IS A ROUGH LIST OF HEWLETT-PACKARD LIST OF ACQUISTIONS:

1958 F.L. Moseley Company

1959 Boonton Radio

1961 Sanborn Company

1965 F&M Scientific Corporation

1966 Data Systems, Inc

1989 Eon Systems Inc.

1989 Apollo Computer

1989 Certain assets of Optotech Inc.

1991 Applied Optoelectronic Tech

1991 Avantek

1991 ABB CADE

1992 Colorado Memory Systems

1992 French and German units of Leasametric

1992 Computer systems from Texas Instruments

1993 Four Pi Systems Corp.

???? Metrix Network Systems

1993 BT&D Technologies

1993 EEsof Inc.

1994 Versatest

1995 CaLan Inc.

1995 Convex Computer

1995 ElseWare Corp.

1996 Graphics technology from Parametric Technology Corporation

1996 Division Inc.

1996 DP-Tek Development

1996 Trellis Software & Controls

1997 Vital Technology Pte Ltd

1997 VeriFone

1997 PROLIN

1997 Internet printing technology from ForeFront Group

1997 Nuview ManageX from Nuview Inc.

1997 Optimazation Systems

1998 Business related assets of Siltek

1998 Heartstream

1998 Computing & Measurement Systems

1998 Scope Communications Inc.

1998 Open Skies, Inc.

1999 Telegra Corp

1999 Transoft Networks

1999 Dazel Corporation

1999 Security Force Software

1999 Qosnetics

2001 Bluestone Software

2001 Comdisco Inc.

2001 Trinagy Inc.

2001 StorageApps

2002 Indigo N.V

2002 Compaq

2003 Procter & Gamble IT

2003 Ericsson IT

2003 PipeBeach

???? Extreme Logic Inc.

???? Talking Blocks

2003 SelectAccess assets of Baltimore Technologies

???? Persist Technology

2004 Consera Software

???? Triaton Gmbh

???? TruLogica

2004 Novadigm Inc.

2004 IT Infrastructure Management LLC

2004 CEC Europe Service Management

2004 Networking technology from Riverstone Networks

2004 Synstar

2005 IT division of West LB AG

2005 Snapfish

???? CGNZ

???? AppIQ

???? RLX Technologies

2005 Scitex Vision

???? Trustgenix Inc.

???? PIXACO

2005 Peregrine Systems

???? OuterBay

???? Silverwire

2006 The Technology Partners

2006 VoodooPC

2006 Mercury Interactive

???? Knightsbridge Solutions

???? Bitfone Corp.

???? Bristol Technology

???? Polyserve

???? Tabblo Inc.

???? Arteis

???? SPI Dynamic Inc.

2007 Opsware

???? Neoware

???? MacDermid ColorSpan Inc.

???? Atos Origin Middle East Group

2008 EYP Mission Critical Facilities Inc.

2008 NUR Macroprinters Ltd

2008 Exstream Software

???? TOWER Software

???? Colubris Networks

2008 Electronic Data Systems

???? LeftHand Networks Inc.

2009 IBRIX, Inc.

2010 3Com

2010 Melodeo

2010 Palm, Inc

???? 3PAR

???? ArcSight

2010 Fortify Software

* List of acquisitions from wikipedia

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