Hewlett-Packard Company, commonly known as HP, is an American information technology corporation based in Palo Alto, California. From its humble beginnings as a company built by William Redington Hewlett and Dave Packard in a one-car garage during the year 1939, HP is now one of the world's leading PC manufacturers and is recognized as a legendary institution in Silicon Valley. The company's first product was an audio oscillator. Today, HP provides products, technologies, software solutions, and services to individual consumers, small and medium businesses, and large enterprises. Its products include laptops, desktops, AIOs, monitors, scanners, servers, printers, workstations, and the like.