1994 – Video and CD Index

1994   The HP Way

Introduced by Lew Platt

Copy 1: S-2146   VHS   19 mins   Close Captioned   Internal Only

Copy 2: S-2146   VHS   19 mins   Close Captioned   Internal Only


1994   The HP Way Version 2.

Same as The HP Way but opening sequence is two people having a heated discussion about

what The HP Way means. Prod/Dir: J. P.

VHS   19 mins  DUB Internal Only


1994   PR Footage Assembly Reel

Shots of interior/exterior company locations, products, persons, history, for news media. No


S-2167   VHS   12 mins


1994   HP Video Magazine 1994 – 3rd Quarter

Project 2000, Koalas, Sonoma Wine Lab, Around-the-Circuit: Goodwill Games, Air Force Brain Waves, K-12 Symposium, St. Luke’s Probe, and Cleveland Indians.

S-2101   VHS   15 mins   Internal Only

1994   HP Video Magazine 1994 4th Quarter

Ergonomics; Forensics; Renault/CA; ATC: HP Access; Starlink; Celtics; “Side Effects”; and Peregrine Fund

S-2102   VHS   15 mins   Internal Only


01/24/94        1994 General Managers Meeting, Santa Clara, CA

Reception Honoring Dave Packard

S-2133   VHS   57 mins   Internal Only   Company Confidential

1994 – HP Journal Index

February 1994 v.45 n.1

Cover: The business end of an HP DeskJet 1200C print cartridge, showing the 104-nozzle orifice plate. The backdrop, printed by the DeskJet 1200C printer, shows the vivid colors available.

High-Quality Color Inkjet Office Printers. The HP DeskJet 1200C and 1200C/PS printers are a new class of HP DeskJet printers for office applications. They offer black and color printing, fast print speeds, scalable typefaces, expandable memory, networking options, PCL 5 and PostScriptä languages, and HP LaserJet printer compatibility, by Douglas R. Watson, Hatem E. Mostafa, pg 6-8

Laser-Comparable Inkjet Text Printing. The HP DeskJet 1200C printer achieves laser quality by means of pigmented black ink and precise, mode dependent control of drop volume. Contributing to laser printing speed are an intelligent print mode forecaster, a large memory capacity, heated drying, improved media handling, a larger printhead, and a high firing rate made possible by careful attention to refill dynamics, by Jaime H. Bohorquez, Brian P. Canfield, Kenneth J. Courian, Frank Drogo, Corrina A.E. Hall, Clayton L. Holstun, Aneesa R. Scandalis, Michele E. Shepard, pg 9-17

An Inside View of the Drop Generation Process, by Brian P. Canfield, pg 11

Modifying Office Papers to Improve Inkjet Print Quality, by David W. Brooks, pg 16-17

High-Quality Inkjet Color Graphics Performance on Plain Paper. Realizing the color graphics performance of the HP DeskJet 1200C printer required simultaneous optimization of many interacting parameters of the ink and the architecture to deliver significant improvements in print quality, color gamut, throughput, and cost per copy, by Catherine B. Hunt, Ronald A. Askeland, Leonard Slevin, Keshava A. Prasad, pg 18-27

Polyester Media Development for Inkjet Printers. A discussion of the mechanisms and ink/printer/media interactions that must be considered in the design of special media for a printer system, and of the methods available for optimizing them, by Daniel L. Briley, pg 28-34

Inkjet Printer Print Quality Enhancement Techniques. Five print modes, each optimized for quality and throughput, HP Resolution Enhancement technology, heaters to dry the ink and the paper, and accurate print cartridge alignment and paper advance schemes contribute to the high print quality of the HP DeskJet 1200C printer, by Corinna A.E. Hall, Aneesa R. Scandalis, Damon W. Broder, Shelley I. Moore, Reza Movaghar, W. Wistar Rhoads, William H. Schweibert, pg 35-40

The Third-Generation HP Thermal InkJet Printhead. The monolithic integration of driver transistors with the thermal inkjet heater resistors leads to vastly improved performance with reduced cost per page for the customer, by J. Stephen Aden, Jaime H. Bohorquez, Douglas M. Collins, M. Douglas Crook, Andre Garcia, Ulrich E. Hess, pg 41-45. DeskJet 1200C.

Development of the HP DeskJet 1200C Print Cartridge Platform. The platform includes all of the parts of the print cartridge except the printhead assembly and ink. It is designed to accept different printheads and inks to support different print applications. It features a slim form factor, a spring-bag ink reservoir, and an ink level indicator, by The Platform Development Team (Carol Beamer, Tim Carlin, George Kaplinsky, Steve Bauer, Dustin Blair, Hendrick Brower, Erich Coiner, Mindy Hamlin, Dave Hunt, Rob Little, Tony Panah, Bruce Reid, Joe Scheffelin, Jeff Thoman, Dale Timm, Amy Van Liew), pg 46-54

Print Cartridges for a Large-Format Color Inkjet Drafting Plotter, by Jaime H. Bohroquez, Scott W. Hock, Susan H. Tousi, David Towery, pg 50-51

Environmentally Friendly Packaging, by Debbie R.B. Hockley, pg 53

HP DeskJet 1200C Printer Architecture. The product architecture of the HP DeskJet 1200C printer – mechanical, electrical, and firmware – played a key role in addressing the technical challenges demanded by the office color printer market, by Kevin M. Bockman, Anton Tabar, Erol Erturk, Robert R. Giles, William H. Schwiebert, pg 55-66

CAD System Organization, by Robert Giles, pg 56

Product Design Effect on Environmental Responsibility and Distribution Costs, by Donald Clugston, pg 59

A New Product Development Model, by Anton Tabar, Kevin Bockman, pg 65

Print Cartridge Fixturing and Maintenance in the HP DeskJet 1200C Printer. The carriage assembly locates and transports the four print cartridges precisely. The service station provides capping, wiping, and priming functions for print cartridge maintenance and recovery, by Michael T. Dangelo, Reza Movaghar, Arthur K. Wilson, pg 67-71

Media Path for a Small, Low-Cost Color Thermal Inkjet Printer. The DeskJet 1200C media path is heated for media independence, requiring development of a new grit drive roller and pinch wheel combination. A new stepper motor was developed to attain the target speed and accuracy. Media flatteners and precise gearing with an antibacklash device contribute to accuracy, by Damon W. Broder, David C. Burney, Shelley I. Moore, Stephen B. Witte, pg 72-78

Stepper Motor Simulation Model, by Stephen B. Witte, pg 75

Automated Assembly and Testing of HP DeskJet 1200C Print Cartridges. The assembly system is flexible and modular. A performance monitor collects data for quality control. A standardized print engine is used in several applications, by William S. Colburn, Randell A. Agadoni, Michael M. Johnson, Edward Wiesmeier III, Glen Oldenburg, pg 79-84

Connectivity of the HP DeskJet 1200C Printer. The connectivity components include the language firmware, a language interface to the mechanical firmware, software printer drivers, and tools for various environments and for driver developers. A screen calibrator tool enlists the user’s help in making the printed output match the screen, by Anthony D. Parkhurst, Ramchandran Padmanabhan, Steven D. Mueller, Kirt A. Winter, pg 85-97

Authors February 1994: Douglas [Doug] R. Watson, Hatem E. Mostafa, Jaime [Jim] H. Bohorquez, Brian P. Canfield, Kenneth [Ken] Courian, Frank Drogo, Clayton L. Holstun, Michele E. Shepard, Catherine B. Hunt, Ronald [Ron] A. Askeland, Leonard [Len] Slevin, Keshava [Kesh] A. Prasad, Daniel [Dan] L. Briley, Corrina A. E. Hall, Aneesa R. Scandalis, W. Wistar Rhoads, J. Stephen [Steve] Aden, Douglas [Doug] M. Collins, M. Douglas [Doug] Crook, Andre Garcia, Ulrich E. Hess, Kevin M. Bockman, Anton [Tony] Tabar, Erol Erturk, Robert [Bob] R. Giles, William [Bill] H. Schwiebert, Michael [Mike] T. Dangelo, Reza Movaghar, Arthur [Art] K. Wilson, Damon W. Broder, David [Dave] C. Burney, Shelley I. Moore, Stephen [Steve] B. Witte, William [Bill] S. Colburn, Randell [Randy] A. Agadoni, Michael [Mike] M. Johnson, Edward [Ed] Wiesmeier III, Glen Oldenburg, Anthony [Tony] D. Parkhurst, Ramchandran [Paddy] Padmanabhan, Steven D. Mueller, Kirt A. Winter, pg 98-103

April 1994 v.45 n.2

Cover: A workstation screen showing the HP MPower media panel and the HP MPower applications Image-View, which provides capabilities for manipulating and viewing different types of images, MailEditor for creating multimedia email and Whiteboard, which enables two or more user to collaborate on the same image from different workstations.

Development of a Multimedia Product for HP Workstations. Providing multimedia capability on HP’s workstations was an evolutionary process that was paced according to customer needs and the availability of quality multimedia hardware and software technology and low-cost workstations, by Gary P. Rose, Jeffery T. Oesterle, Joseph E. Kasper, Robert J. Hammond, pg 6-9. MPower.

HP MPower: A Collaborative Multimedia Environment. Multimedia capability on a workstation enables users to interact with their applications and communicate with others in a variety of formats (textual and nontextual). HP MPower provides an environment in which users have easy access to the multimedia facilities at their workstations, and application developers can easily add new multimedia tools, by William R. Yoder, pg 10-19

X Stations in HP MPower, pg 16

The HP Instant Ignition Program, by Sue Magenis, pg 17

Diagnosing and Reporting Problems in the Multimedia Environment, by John V. Peterson, pg 18

A Graphical User Interface for a Multimedia Environment. The HP Visual User Environment, or HP VUE, provides not only a friendly user interface to the HP-UX operating system but also a framework for the HP MPower system, by Charles V. Fernandez, pg 20-22

HP SharedX: A Tool for Real-Time Collaboration. With this real-time communication product, two or more remote users can share and interact with the same X-protocol-based applications from their workstations. Windows are shared in such way that it almost seems as if all the participants in the shared session are sitting at the same workstation, running the same application, by Daniel Garfinkel, Bruce C. Welti, Thomas W. Yip, pg 23-36. X Window.

X Window System Client/Server Architecture, pg 25

Graphics Glossary, pg 26

Whiteboard: A New Component of HP SharedX, pg 28-29

Imaging Services in a Multimedia Environment. Image manipulation tools, compression and decompression functions, picture quality adjustment techniques, and support for industry standards are some of the features included in the HP Image Library, by Andrew Munro, Ahmad H. Shekarabi, pg 37-43

HP Image Library Scaling Functions, pg 41

A Printing Solution for a Multimedia Environment. For environments in which users are confronted with a myriad of printers to choose from, HP SharedPrint provides a simple graphical interface that enables users to select a target printer and a set of options without encountering the typical problems associated with this process, by John Mandler, pg 44-52

Faxing Documents in HP MPower. The ability to transmit documents via standard telephone lines is greatly enhanced with the HP MPower fax utility which provides automatic dialing, transmission, and delivery of fax documents from a workstation, by Francis P. Sung, Mark A. Johnson, pg 53-61

Audio Support in HP MPower. Multimedia capability promises to enhance the communication and presentation of information through the use of real-world data types such as audio and video. Compact-disk-quality audio is the first of such data types to be offered as a standard feature on all of HP’s new workstations, by Ellen N. Brandt, Thomas G. Fincher, Monish S. Shah, pg 62-67

Overview of A-law and m-law Data Formats, pg 65

Video Support in a Multimedia Environment. Combining video with the computing power of a workstation adds an extra level of interpretation, detail, and perception to information seen and manipulated on a workstation desktop, by Craig S. Richard, pg 68-70. VideoLive, MPower.

Mail Facilities in a Multimedia Environment. Providing a multimedia email facility required that the well-established processes of creating, sending, receiving, printing, and replying to email messages be maintained and applied to messages containing multimedia objects, by Robert B. Williams, Harry K. Phinney, Kenneth L. Steege, pg 71-78. MPower.

MIME Header Fields, pg 76

A Fast and Intuitive Online Help System. The HP Help System provides application developers with the tools to create and integrate rich online help information into their OSF/Motif-based applications, by Michael R. Wilson, Lori A. Cook, Steven P. Hiebert, pg 79-89. HP VUE, MPower.

WYSIWYG Printing in an X Application, by Axel Deininger, pg 86-87

Developing Online Application Help. The primary goal for an application help system is to provide the capability for the end user to get useful help information and get back on task as quickly and successfully as possible, by Dex Smith, pg 90-95. MPower.

Authors April 1994: Gary P. Rose, Jeffery [Jeff] T. Oesterle, Joseph [Joe] E. Kasper, Robert [Bob] J. Hammond, William [Bill] R. Yoder, Charles [Charlie] V. Fernandez, Daniel [Dan] Garfinkel, Bruce C. Welti, Thomas [Tom] W. Yip, Andrew [Andy] F. Munro, Ahmad H. Shekarabi, John Mandler, Francis P. Sung, Mark A. Johnson, Ellen Nordahl Brandt, Thomas [Tom] G. Fincher, Monish S. Shah, Craig S. Richard, Robert B. Williams, Henry [Harry] K. Phinney, Kenneth [Ken] L. Steege, Michael [Mike] R. Wilson, Lori A. Cook, Steven [Steve] P. Hiebert, Dex Smith, pg 96-99

June 1994 v.45 n.3

Cover: The processor board designed for the new high-end HP corporate business server has up to two processor modules based on PA 7100 superscalar PA-RISC chips

Corporate Business Servers: An Alternative to Mainframes for Business Computing. With expandable hardware, PA-RISC architecture, symmetric multi-processing, a new bus structure, and robust error handling, these systems provide a wide range of performance and configurability within a single cabinet. Standard features include one to twelve symmetric PA-RISC 7100 multiprocessors optimized for commercial workloads, main memory configurations from 128M to 2G bytes, and disk storage up to a maximum of 1.9 terabytes, by Thomas B. Alexander, Kenneth G. Robertson, Dean T. Lindsay, Donald L. Rogers, John R. Obermeyer, John R. Keller, Keith Y. Oka, Marlin M. Jones II, pg 8-30. HP 9000 Model T500.

Package Design Using 3D Solid Modeling, pg 29

PA-RISC Symmetric Multiprocessing in Midrange Servers. By making a series of simplifying assumptions and concentrating on basic functionality, the performance advantages of PA-RISC symmetric multi-processing using the HP PA 7100 processor chip were made available to the midrange HP 9000 and HP 3000 multiuser system customers, by Kirk M. Bresniker, pg 31-33

SoftBench Message Connector: Customizing Software Development Tool Interactions. Software developers using the SoftBench Framework can customize their tool interaction environments to meet their individual needs, in seconds, by pointing and clicking. Tool interaction branching and chaining are supported. No user training is required, by Joseph J. Courant, pg 34-39

Six-Sigma Software Using Cleanroom Software Engineering Techniques. Virtually defect-free software can be generated at high productivity levels by applying to software development the same process discipline used in integrated circuit manufacturing, by Grant E. Head, pg 40-50

Legal Primitive Evaluation, pg 47

Fuzzy Family Setup Assignment and Machine Balancing. Fuzzy logic is applied to the world of printed circuit assembly manufacturing to aid in balancing machine loads to improve production rates, by Jan Krucky, pg 51-64

The Greedy Board Family Assignment Heuristic, pg 54

Authors June 1994: Thomas [Tom] B. Alexander, Kenneth [Ken] G. Robertson, Dean T. Lindsay, Donald [Don] L. Rogers, John R. Obermeyer, John R. Keller, Keith Y. Oka, Marlin M. Jones II, Kirk M. Bresniker, Joseph [Joe] L. Courant, Grant E. Head, Jan [Honza] Krucky, pg 65-66

August 1994 v.45 n.4

Cover: The HP 48GX advanced scientific graphing calculator displays a wireframe plot of the surface z = x3y – xy3 .

An Advanced Scientific Graphic Calculator. The HP 48G/GX combines an easy-to-learn graphical user interface with advanced mathematics and engineering functionality, expanded memory capability, and seven new plot types, by Diana K. Bryne, Charles M. Patton, David Arnett, Ted W. Beers, Paul J. McClellan, pg 6-22

User Versions of Interface Tools, pg 20

HP-PAC: A New Chassis and Housing Concept for Electronic Equipment. HP-PAC replaces the familiar metal chassis structure with expanded polypropylene (EPP) foam. Large reductions are realized in mechanical parts, screw joints, assembly time, disassembly time, transport packaging, and housing development costs, by Johannes Mahn, Jurgen Haberle, Siegfried Kopp, Tim Schwegler, pg 23-28

High-Speed Digital Transmitter Characterization Using Eye Diagram Analysis. The eye diagram analyzer constructs both conventional eye diagrams and special eyeline diagrams to perform extinction ratio and mask tests on digital transmitters. It also makes a number of diagnostic measurements to determine if such factors as waveform distortion, intersymbol interference, or noise are limiting the bit error ratio of transmission system, by Christopher M. Miller, pg 29-37. BERT, 71501A.

Thermal Management in Supercritical Fluid Chromatography. In supercritical fluid chromatography, very high degrees of accuracy are required for temperature control. On the fluid supply end of the system, cooling is critical. On the separation end, heating is important. This paper discusses temperature control in the HP G1205A supercritical fluid chromatograph, by Connie Nathan, Barbara A. Hackbarth, pg 38-42

What is SFC?, by Connie Nathan, pg 39

Linear Array Transducers with Improved Image Quality for Vascular Ultrasonic Imaging. This project not only achieved its goal of improving the near-field image quality of an existing transducer design, but also added two-frequency operation, by Matthew G. Mooney, Martha Grewe Wilson, pg 43-51. 21255B, 21258B.

Structured Analysis and Design in the Redesign of a Terminal and Serial Printer Driver. The project team felt that the objectives could not be met with a traditional design approach. Structured analysis with real-time extensions and structured design provided an effective alternative, by Catherine L. Kilcrease, pg 52-61. HP 3000.

Data-Driven Test Systems. In a data-driven test system, all product-specific information is stored in files. Within a product classification, the test software contains no product-specific information and does not have to be changed to test a new product. This concept lowers new product introduction costs, by Adele S. Landis, pg 62-66

Authors August 1994: Diana K. Byrne, Charles [Charlie] M. Patton, David Arnett, Ted W. Beers, Paul J. McClellan, Johannes Mahn, Jurgen Haberle, Siegfried Kopp, Tim Schwegler, Christopher [Chris] M. Miller, Connie Nathan, Barbara A. Hackbarth, Matthew [Matt] G. Mooney, Martha Grewe Wilson, Catherine [Keti] L. Kilcrease, Adele S. Landis, pg 66-68

October 1994 v.45 n.5

Cover: The HP E1413 scanning ADC VXIbus module with two of its signal conditioning plug-ons removed and one of its application areas (jet engine test) shown in the background.

Customer-Driven Development of a New High-Performance Data Acquisition System. The HP HD2000 data acquisition system provides C-size VXIbus modules that are tailored to provide fast and accurate acquisition of temperature, pressure, strain, volts, and resistance data for turbine and piston engine testing applications, by Von C. Campbell, pg 6-8

A Compact and Flexible Signal Conditioning System for Data Acquisition. Because turbine test setups can have up to 1000 test points, special demands are placed on a data acquisition system that must fit a large number of measurement channels into a C-size VXIbus module, by John M. da Cunha, pg 9-15. HD2000.

High-Throughput Amplifier and Analog-to-Digital Converter. High system throughput in converting analog signals to digital format in the HP E1413 is achieved by not relying on downstream digital processing hardware and software to compensate for analog anomalies and instabilities, by Ronald J. Riedel, pg 16-20

Binary Ranges Speed Processing, pg 18

On-the-Fly Engineering Units Conversion. An algorithm has been developed that provides engineering units conversion in real time (10 microseconds) in the HP E1413 scanning analog-to-digital converter instrument. The algorithm converts numbers to IEEE 754 standard 32-bit floating-point format, by Christopher P. J. Kelly, pg 21-24

Built-In Self-Test and Calibration for a Scanning Analog-to-Digital Converter. Onboard calibration capability enables the HP E1413 to calibrate all 64 input channels in under 15 minutes, many times faster than the manual calibration techniques previously required in similar systems, by Gerald I. Raak, Christopher P. J. Kelly, pg 25-29

A Hierarchy of Calibration Commands, pg 28

Manufacturing Test Optimization for VXI-Based Scanning Analog-to-Digital Converters. The high density of the hardware for the HP E1413 scanning analog-to-digital converter, the low cost per channel, and the wide variety of optional signal conditioning plug-ons require a production test strategy that is fast, flexible, and efficient, by Bertram S. Kolts, Rodney K. Village, pg 30-34

Design Leverage and Partnering in the Design of a Pressure Scanning Analog-to-Digital Converter. The HP E1414 pressure scanning VXIbus analog-to-digital converter completes HP’s VXIbus offering for jet engine and wind tunnel test applications by providing the ability to make pressure measurements, by Richard E. Warren, Conrad R. Proft, pg 35-41

Integrated Pin Electronics for Automatic Test Equipment. A single integrated circuit provides complete pin electronics for the HP 9493 mixed signal LSI test system. It contains a high-speed digital driver, an active load, a window comparator, and a parametric tester for setting a voltage and measuring current, by James W. Grace, David DiPietro, Akito Kishida, Kenji Kinsho, pg 42-50

CMOS Programmable Delay Vernier. In the HP 9493 LSI test system, CMOS delay verniers replace the usual bipolar technology and are integrated with digital circuitry to produce a high-performance timing generator in a single monolithic CMOS VLSI formatter chip. This solution achieves bipolar-equivalent resolution, skew, and jitter performance with significantly lower power, cost, and circuit board space, by Masaharu Goto, James O. Barnes, Ronnie E. Owens, pg 51-58

Theoretical Approach to CMOS Inverter Jitter, by Masaharu Goto, pg 54-55

Real-Time Digital Signal Processing in a Mixed-Signal LSI Test System. In test subsystems based on digital signal processing, the HP 9493 test system emulates the analog and digital signals of the device under test, thereby reducing test time and increasing test coverage compared to a memory-based test system, by Keita Gunji, pg 59-63

Vector Error Testing by Automatic Test Equipment. Mixed-signal testers are frequently used as specialized automatic test equipment in various test applications. The real-time digital signal processors in the HP 9493 mixed-signal LSI test system can perform complex tests for next-generation telecommunication devices, by Koji Karube, pg 64-66

High-Frequency Impedance Analyzer. A new one-port impedance analyzer measures high-frequency devices up to 1.8 GHz. Using a current-voltage method, it makes precise measurements over a wide impedance range. A special calibration method using a low-loss capacitor realizes an accurate high-Q device measurement. Many types of test fixtures are introduced because they are a key element in any test system, by Takanori Yonekura, pg 67-74. 4291A.

Virtual Remote: The Centralized Expert. Remote operation of bit error test sets using a X Windows based “virtual instrument” allows network operators to monitor remote sites from a central office. The extensive use of a common firmware development platform allowed the fast-track development of virtual remote software and rapid integration into all instruments built using the platform, by Hamish Butler, pg 75-82. 15800A.

Frame Relay Conformance Testing. At HP’s Protocol Test Center, an automatic translator was developed to transform abstract test suites into executable test suits for HP IDACOM protocol analyzers, by Martin Dubuc, pg 83-87

Glossary, pg 83

The FDDI Ring Manager for the HP Network Advisor Protocol Analyzer. The FDDI Ring Manager application takes the knowledge burden from the user and puts it on the network management tool. It pulls ring status information from station management frames and presents it in a logically ordered display. It gathers ring topology information from neighbor information frames and status information frames and presents that information in a graphical map and a textual report, by Sunil Bhat, Robert H. Kroboth, Anne L. Driesbach, pg 88-96

FDDI Topology Mapping. For the FDDI version of the HP Network Advisor protocol analyzer, ring mapping algorithms were devised to provide topological views of FDDI networks. These algorithms are designed to handle many problem situations that are characteristic of emerging LAN technologies, by Sunil Bhat, pg 97-105

Automation of Electrical Overstress Characterization for Semiconductor Devices. An automatic test system has been developed to characterize semiconductor devices and interconnect failures caused by electrical overstress (EOS). Electrical stress in the form of current pulses of increasing amplitude is applied to a device until it reaches a prespecified failure criterion. The system was developed for monitoring EOS robustness in advanced CMOS processes, by Carlos H. Diaz, pg 106-111

Authors October 1994: Von C. Campbell, John M. da Cunha, Ronald [Ron] J. Riedel, Christopher [Chris] P. J. Kelly, Gerald [Gerry] I. Raak, Bertram [Bert] S. Kolts, Rodney [Rod] K. Village, Richard [Rick] E. Warren, Conrad R. Proft, James [Jim] W. Grace, David [Dave] M. DiPietro, Akito Kishida, Kenji Kinsho, Masaharu Goto, James [Jim] O. Barnes, Ronnie E. Owens, Keita Gunji, Koji Karube, Takanori [Taka] Yonekura, Hamish Butler, Martin Dubuc, Robert [Bob] H. Kroboth, Anne L. Driesbach, Sunil Bhat, Carlos H. Diaz, pg 112-115

December 1994 v.45 n.6

Cover: An exploded view of the interior of the HP C1553A DDS tape autoloader, showing the C1533A DDS-2 tape drive and the small amount of space around it that was available to the autoloader designers. Also shown is the six-cartridge autoloader magazine in the front-panel door.

Fast DDS-2 Digital Audio Tape Drive. Running at data transfer rate of 510 kbytes/s, the HP C1533A tape drive can record a full 4-Gbyte DDS-2 cartridge in just over two hours, almost an hour less than typical DDS-2 drives. Its development required improvements in tape material, length, and thickness, new read and write heads, a new drum design, and new methods for linearity measurement and adjustment, by Damon R. Ujvarosy, pg 6-11. Digital Data Storage.

DDS-2 Tape Autoloader: High-Capacity Data Storage in a 5 1/4 Inch Form Factor. The autoloader holds six 4-gigabyte cartridges. With data compression, it can back up typically 48 Gbytes of data overnight or 8 Gbytes every day for six days, unattended, by Steven A. Dimond, pg 12-20. C1553A.

Autoloader Control Electronics, by Greg K. Trezise, pg 13

Autoloader Firmware Design, by Mark Simms, pg 15-16

Network Backup with the HP C1553A DDS Autoloader, by Michael G. Bertagne, pg 18-19

Automatic State Table Generation. The HP C1553A DDS tape autoloader requires a complex sequence of simple operations to carry out mechanical retries. These sequences are defined in tables. Cadre’s Teamwork was used for input and an automatic tool was used to generate the tables to go in ROM, by Mark J. Simms, pg 21-26

Using State Machines as a Design and Coding Tool. The wide acceptance of real-time extensions to structured analysis techniques have led to the use of state machine descriptions for the specification of systems in which state or sequence is a vital part. However, the techniques for implementing these specifications have remained poorly understood and haphazard, leading to implementations that are difficult to verify against the specification. This paper examines different approaches to the use of state machines and explores their advantages and disadvantages, by Mark J. Simms, pg 27-32. Mealy Model.

An Event-Based, Retargetable Debugger. Remote and event-based debugging capability, a sophisticated graphical user interface, and adaptability to different languages and target platforms are some of the features provided in this debugger, by Arun K. Iyengar, Thaddeus S. Grzesik, Valerie J. Ho-Gibson, Tracy A. Hoover, John R. Vasta, pg 33-43. Distributed Debugging Environment, HP DDE.

Compiler Optimizations and Debugging, pg 37

A Short Primer on Debugger Internals, pg 39

Wavelet Analysis: Theory and Applications. Wavelet analysis has attracted attention for its ability to analyze rapidly changing transient signals. Any application using the Fourier transform can be formulated using wavelets to provide more accurately localized temporal and frequency information. This paper gives an overview of wavelet analysis and describes a software toolbox created by HP Laboratories Japan to aid in the development of wavelet applications, by Daniel T.L. Lee, Akio Yamamoto, pg 44-54

Approaches to Verifying Operational Test Release Vectors. Five techniques are employed to minimize the time to develop the test vectors used to test manufactured parts on an IC component tester, by Joy Xiao Han, pg 55-59. Chelmsford.

Overview of the Test Access Port, pg 56-57

Estimating the Value of Inspections and Early Testing for Software Projects. A return-on-investment model is developed and applied to a typical software project to show the value of doing inspections and unit and module testing to reduce software defects, by Louis A. Franz, Jonathan C. Shih, pg 60-67

Clock Design and Measurement Issues in Pentiumä Systems. Design difficulties in producing a statistically stable 66-MHz Pentium system are reviewed. The information is pertinent to many other new, high-speed processors as well. A new, more informed approach to designing well-timed systems in this performance class is proposed. Measurements that support this approach are examined, particularly those made with the HP 8133A pulse generator, by Michael K. Williams, Andreas M.R. Pfaff, pg 68-77

Tolerance Mechanisms in Clock Distribution Networks, pg 70-71

Authors December 1984: Damon R. Ujvarosy, Steven [Steve] A. Dimond, Mark J. Simms, Arun K. Iyengar, Tracy A. Hoover, John R. Vasta, Thaddeus [Ted] S. Grzesik, Valerie J Ho-Gibson, Daniel [Dan] T. L. Lee, Akio Yamamoto, Joy Xiao Han, Jonathan C. Shih, Louis [Lou] A. Franz, Michael [Mike] K. Williams, Andreas M. R. Pfaff, M. Shahid Mujtaba, pg 77-79

Enterprise Modeling and Simulation: Complex Dynamic Behavior of a Simple Model of Manufacturing. Simulating a structurally simple model of a manufacturing enterprise revealed complex dynamic behavior. Enterprise modeling and simulation provided estimates of end-of-life inventory and order delivery performance based on interactions of forecast quality, quoted product availability, material procurement and safety stock policies, vendor lead times, product life cycles, and part commonality. An unexpected result was that end-of-life inventory can exist even under ideal environmental conditions. Prospective applications of these methods include estimating the effects of incremental improvements, verifying impacts of process changes and generating enterprise behavior information, by M. Shahid Mujtaba, pg 80-107

Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations, pg 85

Enterprise Modeling and Simulation Applications in Reengineering, pg 86-87

Enterprise Modeling and Simulation Research at HP Laboratories, pg 90-91

The Simple Model: Sponsor’s Perspective, by Jerry Harmon, pg 105

Appendix I: Mathematics of Production and Material Planning for the Simple Model, pg 108-110

Appendix II: Weekly Event Sequence, pg 110

Appendix III: Details of Part Commonality Experiments, pg 111

Appendix IV: Details of Explanations for Experiments 0 and 1a, pg 112

Index: Volume 45 January 1994 through December 1994. PART 1: Chronological Index, pg 113-114. PART 2: Subject Index, pg 115-118. PART 3: Product Index, pg 119. PART 4: Author Index, pg 119-120

1994 – MEASURE Magazine

January-February 1994 TMO’s Turnaround

  • Ned Barnholt, general manager and vice president of HP’s oldest business, Test & Measurement Organization (TMO), transforms it to capitalize on growing communications industry; TMO grew 4 percent last year in difficult economy. 4-7
  • John Minck discusses TMO history, Stanford Park Division. 8-9
  • Open Line employee survey measures opinions and attitudes; Lew Platt’s goal is to reassert HP’s leadership as an “employer of choice.” 10-13
  • New products include HP OmniBook, HP 3D capillary electrophoresis; Openview network management software; X stations; DeskJet 1200 printers; HLMA-CP00 LED lamp; SS7 network monitoring system; VidJet printer; 75000 broadband network test system; 8300 digital IC test system; DesignJet 650C plotter. 14-17
  • Organization chart. (insert)
  • Indiana University Sports Medicine Drug Testing Lab uses HP analytical equipment. 18-19
  • Pros and cons of employee drug testing. 20-21
  • HP-5LX palmtop computer runs Mirical Corp.’s Personal Food Analyst software. 22-23
  • HP equipment inside Biosphere 2. 24-25
  • Lew Platt discusses President’s Quality Award; photo celebrating the sale of 20 millionth printer with Dick Hackborn and Rick Belluzzo at COMDEX computer show in Las Vegas. 27
  • Women in Europe conference workshops tackle tough issues such as glass door, career development, balancing work and family. 28
  • Building 40 demolished, Cupertino, Calif., former home of Data Systems Division. 28
  • Palo Alto board game “AltoOpoly” includes HP. 29
  • HP donates $2.65 million in cash and equipment to MIT Media Lab. 29
  • HP printers donated to Smithsonian Computers, Information and Society Collection. 29
  • HP cuts chemical releases in U.S. by 24 percent from 1991-92. 31

March-April 1994 HP Challenges the Competition

  • HP’s top competitors in each of its major businesses include Canon, Lexmark, Compaq, IBM, Sun, DEC, Spacelabs Medical, Emtek Healthcare Systems, Acuson, Toshiba, NEC, AT&T, Tektronix, Advantest, Teradyne, Perkin Elmer, Thermo Instrument Systems, Millipore; profiles of competitor companies are listed. 4-11
  • Barney Oliver, HP technology chief, contributes to NASA Ames Research Center’s Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence (SETI) project. 12-14
  • HP Auckland, New Zealand, orders top $30 million. 15-17
  • Lawrence Lowe, from HP division in Scotland, helps develop the telecommunications infrastructure in China. 18-19
  • President’s Quality Award winners announced. 20-21
  • Swiss banking industry upgrades with HP workstations. 22-23
  • United Dairy Farmers (UDF), a 215-unit convenience store chain headquartered in Cincinnati, uses HP PCs. 24-25
  • HP UK employee adopts child with help of HP Brazil network. 28
  • Lew Platt reviews 1993, an “exhilarating and exhausting” year. 29
  • 78-foot root removed from HP Sunnyvale storm drain. 30
  • Bob Wayman, executive vice president, quote about predicting the future. 30
  • Effects on HP of the Jan. 17 Los Angeles earthquake. 31
  • HP Labs Science Center formed at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa Israel. 31
  • First-quarter net revenue up 24 percent, earnings up 41. 31
  • HP acquires Biomolecular Separations, Inc. and forms joint venture with Taligent; agreements with Pacific Telesis, Telecommunications, Inc., Bell SYGMA, Nokia Telecommunications. 31

May-June 1994 School Days HP Style

  • Online services of electronic superhighway are discussed, including e-mail, Internet, business tools. 4-7
  • HP’s electronic mail link has traffic of 5 million messages a year. 8-9
  • Singapore’s technological vision as “Intelligent Island” positions itself to become one of first countries to establish nationwide information infrastructure. 10-12
  • HP-Zurich’s Stephan Bollinger stars in “Space Dream,” musical. 13-15
  • Santa Rosa school district establishes worksite grade school at HP Santa Rosa, Calif. 16-19
  • Former employee Greg Piburn contrasts employees and consultants and the consultant’s mindset. 20-21
  • Employee statistical profile of 96,000 HP people; 59,000 in U.S. and Canada, 20,000 in Europe, 14,600 in Asia and 2500 in Latin America. 22-23
  • HP Vietnamese-American reflects on the Vietnamese war, embargoes and doing business in Vietnam. 24
  • Lew Platt discusses employment security, that it’s an HP objective, not a guarantee. 26-27
  • HP hosts African-American Student’s Day for 125 high school students from San Jose. (diversity) 28
  • Meaning of HP “overtaking” DEC is mistranslated to “takeover” in Russian article. 28
  • Jim Hall of Boise, Idaho, Printer Division wins “Design News” annual quality award for LaserJet printer. 29

July-August 1994 The Sweet Smell of Success

  • YHP, HP’s Japanese subsidiary, thrives despite downturn in Japan’s economy. 4-8
  • Mass Storage Group (MSG) “world-beating” products include tape, disk drives, optical products; storage products becoming more visible; MSG sells to all major manufacturers and resellers. 9-11
  • Gary Eichhorn, vice president of Workstation Systems Group, discusses strategy. 12-14
  • HP provides analytical products at France’s Advanced Institute for Perfume, Cosmetics and Food Flavoring. 15
  • HP interactive television products include remote-control devices and set-top boxes that consumers use to interact with televisions. 18-20
  • Medical graduates receive HP’s “Top Grad” award and HP Rappaport-Sprague stethoscope. 21
  • HP’s Phil Yastrow builds water-skiing lakes. 22-24
  • Chris Huggins discusses contractors versus employees in response to Lew Platt’s article (Measure, May-June, 1994) about job security. 26
  • Lew Platt discusses 1994 business fundamentals: 1. Customer satisfaction, 2. Total Quality Management, 3. Software product quality, 4. Hardware product quality, 5. ISO 90006. U.S. minority-business program, 7.
  • Product-generation process; performance reviews. 9
  • Injury/illness prevention. 10
  • Product stewardship, Worldwide Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) audits. 27-28
  • HP participates in second annual “Take Our Daughters to Work Day.” 29
  • Eastern Professional Women’s Conference meets in Andover, Mass. 29
  • Jim White works with disabled students in computer-aided design class. 31
  • Second-quarter revenue up 23 percent, orders up 19. 30
  • HP and Intel have joint R&D project. 31
  • HP acquires CaLan Inc., leading supplier of cable TV test, measurement and monitoring systems. 31
  • HP couple marries in Safeway supermarket. 31

September-October 1994 When the Office Hits the Road

  • HP workplace changes regarding telecommuting; typical HP telecommuter is described; flexible office situation almost always improves productivity; other benefits listed along with new terminology and must-have home office equipment. 4-8
  • Test and measurement field engineers support “maquiladoras” customers (factories that line the Mexican border). 9-11
  • Annual report explained: financial performance, accounting terms, order, sale, ROA (return on assets), earnings, cost of goods sold, cost of sales, operating expenses, operating profit, net profit. 12-13
  • HP Canada opened its first office in Montreal, Quebec, in 1961; now has 27 sites in Canada. 14-17
  • TestBook, a custom instrument from Integrated Systems Division, accelerates vehicle repairs, automobile test. 18-20
  • San Diego Division’s manager Raj Kirpalani has trust and respect of coworkers. 21-23
  • Boise employee Jim Haberkorn talks about losing his job to offshoring. 24-25
  • Lew Platt discusses avoiding complacency, open communications, investment in long term R&D. 27
  • HP Italy celebrates 10th anniversary of InkJet and LaserJet products and 10 millionth sale of each with product. 28
  • Asian Business magazine carries HP cover every issue. 28
  • Research Library celebrates more than 40 years of service. 29
  • HP ranks 19 in Fortune 500 list (460 in 1962). 29
  • HP runner Brian Purcell competes in marathon in Japan. 30
  • HP McMinnville’s Nancy Forman saves a fellow airline passenger. 31
  • New products include 200LX, OmniBook 530, HP G2025A, Fibre channel/9000 network. 31
  • HPA2882A flat panel display wins design awards. 31

November-December 1994 A Nice Place for a Bit of a Giggle

  • Computer Systems Organization (CSO) strives to improve its order-fulfillment record; costs reduced 30 percent, cycle time reduced from 60 to 20 days. 4-8
  • Boddington Group, a UK brewery, uses HP 9000 business computer and open-systems platform. 9-11
  • HP no longer a place where every division is a self-contained mini-company; HP outsourcing manufacturing (core competencies). (offshoring) 12-14
  • Caledonian MacBrayne, a Scottish car and passenger ferry company, uses HP 3000 computer system. 15-19
  • HP CEO “Hoshin” goals for 1995 include focus on consistent financial performance, solving customer problems and reasserting HP’s leadership as the best place to work. 20
  • Midwestern scavenger finds functional 1520A patient monitoring device and arranges donation of HP medical equipment to Slovakia. 21
  • Al Dossola, head of HP Credit Union since its beginning in 1969, retires after 25 years. 22-23
  • SKD Spokane (Washington) Division transitions from defense to commercial businesses. 24
  • President Lew Platt discusses CEO “Hoshin” goals. 26-27
  • Drexel University engineering lab uses HP equipment. 28
  • Camera lost in Hachioji, Japan, returned to owner. 28
  • Synergies video shows HP technologies and equipment in future. 29
  • Executive car wax gives proceeds to United Way. 29

1994 – Packard Speeches

Box 1, Folder 35C – HP Management


January 23-24, 1994 – General Manager’s Meeting, Reception for Dave Packard


1/23/94, Text of Packard’s remarks handwritten on yellow lined paper


Packard asks the question “How was HP different?


“Bill and I started at the beginning of the Great Depression of the 1930s.


“To be able to do this while we were doubling our business every year in the early days of the war we had to achieve nearly 100% increase in our return in equity, and keep our inventory and receivables at a low percent. Of our assets.


“Bill and I started this basic policy before he was drafted full time because he had a reserve officers commission in the Signal Corps.


“One day a year or so after Bill left the members of the local registration board appeared at our office. They were local businessmen and generally sympathetic with what we were doing but one of the guide lines they had to follow was the return on equity that was allowed was 12%.


“It was obvious to me that I could not accept that and I refused to do it. I pointed out to them that they could not get better instruments at a lower cost from anyone else. I went back to Washington to try to get an exemption from the 12% limit. I pointed out that I was getting a lower salary than most of the Chief Executives from companies of similar size. We were also spending more money on R & D or products from the Naval Laboratory.


“I put together some data to support this position and they finally agreed to accept what I recommended.


“We dealt with the Registration Board in every year after that following this problem.


“The Navy recognized our little company with the only E Flag given to anyone in our industry during the war.


“By the middle of 1950s we had reached a substantial level of sales and we looked at other companies who were leveraging their profits with long term debt. At one time I thought we should do the same. [But] Bill and I agreed not to do this and in the end we came out better than companies which had long term debt.


“Bill and I were very close to our employees and their families .Before we officially started the company in 1939 we were aware of what other companies were doing to provide motivation for their employees.


“The Lincoln Electric Company which made welding equipment had a profit sharing plan for their employees. Their equipment could be sold at a lower price and had better quality as well.


“The General Radio Company had a profit sharing plan for their engineers.


“We had noted tat the Aerospace Companies in Southern California did not have any way to keep the best engineer force. All of the good engineers in that business went to the company which had the business. If another company got the business all of the engineers went there.


“We had small group of employees in 1940 and we knew all of them and their families When we put together a profit sharing system for our employees we decided to include all of them not just our engineers.


“What this plan did was to give our employees the benefit of any improvement in products we achieved. This was done by taking the total cost of labor as a percentage of sales and keeping it at a level by increasing their bonus to keep the cost of total labor as a percentage of sales fixed. “This did two things, the take home pay increased substantially to about 180% of the starting point.”


“It had another long term effect on our employee award systems. They applied to all of our employees not just to specific groups of employees. These egalitarian aspects of our employee benefits plans encouraged team work as an important factor.


“U was active in athletics during my high school years. One of the teachers who helped in athletics helped to establish this principle.


“When a group is in the champion level there is a small difference in capabilities of the players. The winning team does so by having better team work and by having a stronger will to win.


“You can see the importance of teamwork in the champion basketball games when one player has a chance to make a basket he will pass to one of his team mates who has a better shot at the goal.


“The importance of the will to win was the key factor in enabling the 49ers to make such a decisive win mover the New York Giants. The same team was badly beaten just a couple of weeks before.”


1/23/94, Copy of the list of attendees at the General Managers Meeting


Box 5, Folder 41A, General Speeches


April 15-17, 1994 – Remarks Before the National academy of Practice, Denver, CO


4/15/94 – Copy of typewritten text of speech.


“The current interest in health care has brought forth a large number of activities which can influence the quality and the cost of health care. This makes it very difficult to chart the course to follow in a specific way. To make any real progress, long-standing attitudes and practices will have to be changed, and for many of the changes that might be desirable it will take considerable time to have them accepted.


“There is not even agreement on what the goal should be, except in general terms. The total cost should be lower, everyone should be covered and the quality should be improved. In my opinion, there should be one very important goal. Both the ultimate goal and the steps to get there should be done without arbitrary direction by either the state or federal governments – but both will be involved because legislation will be necessary and the National Institute of Health must continue to be a prominent anchor. The financial guideline should be to reduce the total cost so it will be less than the present 12% of GNP.


“Putting the patients record on a computer seems to be one step. I have made a good many visits to my doctor and to the hospital during the last several ;years. My health records are in a file of papers several inches thick. A substantial part of the time of my visits to my doctor are spent with his looking through the file to determine what happened in the past that might have some connection with my current problem. I would judge that this has taken over half the time I have spent with my doctor. In the process of being admitted to the hospital, several people spend a corresponding amount of time going through the file. My health record could easily be put on a computer, the trend of critical items plotted and a substantial amount of time now spent by my doctor and other people in the hospital could be saved. This appeared to me to be a simple problem but now I realize it involves some difficult questions that I will discuss later.


“Research and development in areas related to health promise stunning breakthroughs. It now appears almost certain that being able to mark human genes will make it possible to identify diseases before the symptoms appear, and genetic engineering will provide the treatment. Support for research in this area is not adequate even though the pay out would transcend everything else we could do. Research has been criticized because of the example of the two drugs that were developed to control heart attacks. One cost two thousand and the a few hundred dollars. A great deal of money was spent to justify the higher priced product by extensive testing, and although the testing showed that the difference was very marginal, the higher priced product still holds over half of the market.


“Human growth hormone and a new Genentech product to control cystic fibrosis are good examples of what can be done with genetic engineering. Recently an enzyme had produced a cure for a type of skin cancer.  A tremendous amount of work has been done in this field since 1960 and a larger effort is clearly justified. There is a countervailing problem – diseases that were under control are reappearing and there is a new one, HIV, which has appeared. These are caused by microscopic virus-like particles, according to the latest theories, that inhabit our bodies and mutate rapidly to destroy the effectiveness of antibiotics, cause diseases the we thought were eliminated, to reappear, and to create new diseases like HIV.


“The outcome of research is always uncertain but at least offers the possibility of control. The lack of research insures that these complex problems will not be controlled, and that is a risk we should not take.


There are literally hundreds of ideas that can have some impact on the cost or effectiveness of health care. I think they are nearly all Band-Aid solutions to a patchwork of hearth care. There are a number of these in the book Aging In Good Health, by Florence Lieberman and Morris F. Collen. This book covers a range of things that should be covered in good geriatric care. It makes a strong case for more involvement of the nursing profession but does not put much emphasis on the importance of giving more attention to children in their early years.


“It is in the context of giving more responsibility to the nursing profession that the problems of computerizing medical records appears. How much of the computer records of the doctor should be given to the nurses to see independently of the doctor’s supervision of the nurses. I am not competent to answer this question, but I suggest it will be an important question and will have to be answered.


“HealthPACT for Business and Industry, developed by Judith B. Igoe, is used by the Hewlett-Packard Company and it serves to make appointments with doctors more effective. It is a useful program but does not contribute very much to the solution of the over-all problem.


“The over-all opinion surveys seem to indicate the country is not yet able to coalesce on a final plan. Daniel Yankelovich, one of America’s leading public opinion samplers, has pointed out hat mounting criticism of the current U.S. health care system hoes not mean that Americans are really ready for a major change. according to Yankelovich, the process of public decision making proceeds in a series of well-defined stages beginning with a dawning of awareness about an issue and gradually evolving toward  fully integrated, thoughtful public judgment. According to this timeline, Americans are still in the early stages of development on health care reform, and enactment of major reforms may, despite the current heightened level of interest, be a long way off. Support for Yankelovich’s reading of where the public stands on health care reform can be found in a recent analysis which demonstrated a significant gap between export and public  views on the nature of the problem with hearth care, its causes, and how it should be solved. Addressing this gap ;may prove particularly difficult given the likely attempts to game the reform process by the large assortment of vested interests who will be trying to protect their turf in the nation’s largest industry.


“There is good reason to believe that the U.S. public is currently working through the health care reform issue. It sees likely that this process of exploring choices, dealing with wishful thinking, and weighing the pros and cons of alternatives would be facilitated b the same kinds of objective information provided to the congressional staff last year.


“This reinforces my opinion that it is going to take a long time to decide where we ought to go and how to get there. The information from the opinion survey done by Daniel Yankelovich appears in the summer/fall issue of The Future of Children, a publication of the Center for the Future of Children, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.


“The statement of purpose of the Future of Children is as follows:


‘The primary purpose of the Future of children is to disseminate timely information on major issues related to children’s well-being, with special emphasis on providing objective analysis and evaluation, translating existing knowledge into effective programs and policies, and promoting constructive institutional change. In attempting to achieve these objectives, we are targeting a multidisciplinary audience of national leaders, including policymakers, practitioners, legislators, executives, and professionals in the public and private sectors. This publication is intended to complement, not duplicate, the kind of technical analysis found in academic journals and the general coverage of children’s issues by the popular press and special interest groups.’”


“The issues of The Future of Children are as follows:


Volume 1, Number 1 – Spring 1991

Drug Exposed Infants


Volume 2, Number 1 – Spring 1992

School Linked Services


Volume 2, Number 2 – Winter 1992

U.S. Health Care for Children


Volume 3, Number 1 – Spring 1993



Volume 3, Number 2 – Summer/Fall 1993

Health Care Reform


Volume 3, Number 3 – Winter 1993

Home Visiting”



Box 5, Folder 42 – General Speeches


September 23, 1994, Remarks to employees of HPSA, Geneva, Switzerland


9/23/94, Copy of printed page from Geneva Site News, containing the transcript of Packard’s speech


Packard explains that Bill Hewlett wanted very much to make this visit too, but he  recently underwent an operation on his knees and is still convalescing, and in good spirits.


“Commenting on the people he has seen during his visit Packard says “In every place I visited I’ve been greatly impressed with the tremendous spirit, ability and enthusiasm that I’ve seen in the people who are responsible, doing these jobs. There are quite a few who are old friends here, but it’s also great to see a good many very young people and they’re all really working to do the job that has to be done.


“We have a very complex operation and it wouldn’t work if we had a routine system of somebody at headquarters who had to tell everybody what to do. It just wouldn’t work at  all in this kind of a business.


“And so the reason for our success is the fact that all of you people here have an understanding of where we want to go and have the ability to make the decisions that are important to achieve what we’d like to achieve. And I tell you it’s a very, very impressive presentation.


“Now I want to say a word or two about some of the long-term prospects of things. Some of you know this already but it’s so important that I think it’s very desirable to repeat it and keep it mind. If we look at the technology which has been put in place in the 20th century we find that almost all the science on which that technology is based was in place in the middle of the 19th century.


“In the years of about 1850, the electrical quantities had been named: Amps, volts, and so forth. Maxwell’s equations had been defined and Maxwell’s equations, as you know, defined very precisely how electrical energy is transmitted through space.


“And, in 1895, a scientist called Nikola Tesla published a paper in which he described every conceivable kind of power phase generator and motor run transmission system that we’ve got in this century.


“That science on which this progress is made, was based on the concept that an atom is the smallest particle in the world, and had two particles – neutrons and protons – and rings of electrons.


“And from that image, we constructed the Periodic Table and actually could demonstrate some of Einstein’s theories.


“That science prevailed until the end of World War II. At that time, both we and the Soviet Union undertook an extensive program of high energy physics. Wouldn’t you know that some of it was done right here in this vicinity! High-energy physics taught us that an atom was much more complicated than we had thought. It consists of ten particles and weak and strong forces – Newtonian, I guess. I don’t understand these. I can’t explain them all to you, but I can tell you what the difference is.


“With the science we had up until the end of the war, we could reproduce things that occurred in nature. With the science that has come from this new knowledge of the nature of the atom, we could reproduce things that did not occur in nature. You can make materials that are harder than diamonds. You can make glass flexible. This advance is the basis of engineering programs to do all these wonderful things.


“Now a good deal of work  is done and genetic engineering is helping to solve some of the medical problems in the world. Well, I think we’re going to find that genetic engineering is going to be much more important for us in other ways.


“Almost all the technology we’ve used with transistors and integrated circuits has been co-planar (that allows you to connect several planes together). But with some of the things that are done in genetic engineering it may be possible to add a third dimension to these devices which will have some tremendous possibilities. You can imagine some of the things. We don’t know what they will be for sure, but it’s something that we really must follow.


“When Bill and I started, the overall effort that generated the growth in the 20th century was not very high. We had exponential growth. If one works at exponential growth, you sort of say that you can’t keep going up forever. It’s common sense that it’s got to stop somewhere. But this is one place where common sense does not apply. And the overall effort today is many, many times what it was when bill and I started. And the rate of change in the years ahead is going to be very much higher than anything we have seen in our life-time.


“Now you people have generated some rather expensive ideas about what you’re going to do in the next two to three years. I’m not suggesting you change it. It’s a good way to be. But the rate of growth in the 21st century is going to be many, many times greater than it has been in the 20th century.


“So you young people have wonderful futures to look forward to and it’s going to be an exciting world for you. There are going to be some problems…I think for that reason it’s probably a good idea to be on the conservative side. As one of my friends said a long time ago, more businesses die of indigestion than of starvation and that’s a good thing to keep in mind.


“As we move into the next century, it’s going to be, as I said, an exciting time. And I can tell you that I’m going to go home and tell Bill that things are just as good as I hoped they would be and just as good as I expected they would be. And I expect you to keep up that performance. You have wonderful opportunities ahead. God bless you all.”

1995 – Hewlett Speeches

Box 3, Folder 60 – General Speeches


March 29, 1995 – Lemelson-MIT Award, Smithsonian, Washington D.C.

This award was presented to both Hewlett and Packard, and was accepted on their behalf by their old friend and former HP Lab Director, Barney Oliver.


3/29/95, Copy of a draft of Hewlett’s acceptance speech, which he did not present. [See above]


In this draft Hewlett says it is an “honor to have been selected for this first Lemelson-MIT  Award. He says the award recognizes invention, and encourages young inventors. In this connection, he mentions that he invented “our first product [at HP], an audio oscillator used by sound engineers, for my degree of Engineer.”


He says both he and Dave “recognized from the start that invention was the life blood of our company. We tried to develop an atmosphere that encourages creativity and innovation – a place where people are enthusiastic about their work, where they are unfettered by bureaucracy and where their contributions are recognized.”


Commenting on the world’s need for young inventors Hewlett says “ I applaud Mr. Lemelson for his recognition of this need and for his generosity in establishing this award. I am glad he chose MIT, where I received my masters degree in 1936, and a great university known for encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship.”


He closes by congratulating “the young inventor who will receive the $500,000 prize.”


3/29/95, Copy of typed remarks by Barney Oliver, on behalf of Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard

3/29/95, Copy of news release from MIT titled Lemelson Prize Chair Established at MIT

3/29/95, Copy of news release from MIT titled Innovation Prize Established

Undated, Invitation to “The Inaugural Award Ceremony and Reception for the Lemelson-MIT Prize Celebrating American Invention and Innovation

12/20/94, Letter to Hewlett from Lester C. Thurow, Chairman Lemelson-MIT Prize Committee, telling him that he and Packard have been selected as joint recipients of the first Lemelson-MIT Lifetime Achievement Award, for your countless contributions to American invention and innovation

12/21/94, Copy of a letter from Hewlett to Thurow, saying he is “highly honored and complimented by sharing with Dave Packard the first Lemelson-MIT Lifetime Achievement Award. He says he knows of no conflict in dates and “if I am physically able I would certainly plan to be present on this occasion”

1/4/95, Copy of a news release discussing two impending court decisions bearing on patent law

1/18/95, Letter to Hewlett from Leslie Amparo, public relations organization representing the Lemelson-MIT Prize. Mr. Amparo says they would like to come to Palo Alto and make a short video tape of both Hewlett and Packard.

1/18/95,  One unsigned typewritten page with notes from meeting with Roy Verley, HP PR Director, about the video taping

1/20/95, Copy of a note from Judy Arluck, Hewlett secretary, to Roy Verley, attaching a letter, dated 1/20/95 from Leslie Millenson, discussing arrangements for the video taping

2/14/95, Copy of a letter from Leslie Millenson, video people, to Mary Ann Easley confirming arrangements for video taping and interviews February 16 and 17

2/20/95, Letter to Hewlett from Leslie Joan Millenson, PR Officer for the Lemelson-MIT Prize, thanking him for participating in the video taping

2/20/95, Letter from Leslie Joan Millenson, to Judy Arluck thanking her for her help in making the video

2/22/95, Note to file confirming a call from Marie Southwick of the Lemelson-MIT committee saying they would be happy to invite guests as the Hewletts may wish, and will also pay for travel and hotel accommodations

2/24/95, Note to Marie Southwick from Judy Arluck sending biographical material on Hewlett

3/10/95, Copy of a letter to Judy Arluck from Annemarie Amparo discussing travel and hotel arrangements should Hewlett attend the award ceremony

3/20/95, Copy of a note from Hewlett to Barney Oliver enclosing copies of relevant background information about the award ceremony

3/21/95, Copy of a letter from Lester Thurow to Barney Oliver saying he is “delighted” that he will represent both Hewlett and Packard at the award ceremony and other activities

3/30/95, Copy of a newsgram sent to Hewlett, along with others inside HP, from Betty Gerard of HP PR telling about the award

3/31/95, Draft of a letter to Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Lemelson over the names of both Hewlett and Packard, thanking them for including them in the award, as well as throwing a dart at Congress for “having jeopardized the future of our nation by lack of funding for the great universities of our country.” This draft is attached to a note from Packard to Hewlett asking if this is OK. A handwritten note on the draft says Hewlett okayed it. A copy of the final, signed letter is also in the folder.

4/5/95, Letter to Hewlett from Rep. Anna Eshoo, House of Representatives, to Hewlett congratulating him on the award

5/22/95, Copy of a letter from Hewlett to Rep. Eshoo thanking her for her letter.

4/11/95, Letter to Hewlett from Annemarie Amparo, attaching a copy of a letter to the Lemelson-MIT Prize committee from Vice-President Gore congratulating them, the winners, and Hewlett and Packard.

4/13/95, Letter to Hewlett from John G. Linvill telling how much he “has always enjoyed and benefited from our interactions over the years I have been at Stanford.”

5/22/95, Copy of a letter to John Linvill from Hewlett thanking him for his letter

4/17/95, Letter to Hewlett from Jim Cunneen, California Assembly member congratulating him on the Lemelson-MIT Lifetime Achievement Award

5/10/95, Copy of a letter to Cunneen from Hewlett thanking him for his letter

4/18/95, Letter to Hewlett from Charles M. Vest congratulating him on the award

4/26/95, Letter to Hewlett from Elliott Levinthal, Professor-Research Emeritus at Stanford to which he attaches copies of letters he has written to Jerome Lemelson without getting a response. He expresses the hope that Hewlett may take an opportunity to contact Lemelson on behalf of Stanford.

5/10/95, Copy of a letter from Hewlett to Elliott Levinthal saying he doesn’t feel he has any “particular entrée” to Mr. Lemelson

5/1/95, Letter to Hewlett from Annemarie Amparo sending him The Lemelson-MIT Lifetime Achievement Award noting that the lead crystal hologram is illuminated by Hewlett-Packard LEDs. She encloses a copy of the videotape prepared for the ceremony.

6/19/95, Copy of a letter to Annemarie Amparo from Hewlett thanking her for the videotape and the hologram

5/31/95, Copy of a letter from Hewlett to Lester Thurow saying he was greatly honored to jointly receive the first Lemelson-MIT Lifetime Achievement Award and was sorry he was unable to attend. He thanks Thurow for using Hewlett-Packard LEDs in the hologram on the award.

5/2/95, Copy of a letter to Hewlett from Paul E. Gray of MIT offering congratulations on the award and saying he will be in California and would like to visit with Hewlett and tell him about plans at MIT

4/2/98, Handwritten note to Hewlett from Lester Thurow wishing him a ”speedy recovery”


Clipping from San Jose Mercury News newspaper


Various dates, Series of news releases issued by The Lemelson-MIT Prize



Box 3, Folder 61 – General Speeches


December 1, 1995 –  Barney Oliver Memorial Service, Palo Alto. CA


12/1/95, Copy of typewritten text of Hewlett’s remarks


Hewlett says that he must have first met Barney Oliver in his early years at Stanford. “After he graduated from Cal Tech and Stanford, he went to work at Bell Labs. Whenever I went back east I always tried to visit him, as I was impressed with his abilities and felt he would be a major addition to the company.”


Hewlett tells a little story about Barney: “I know that when he was about a junior at Stanford, Professor Terman was going to teach a course in radio engineering (electronics now). Barney was interested in taking the course. Professor Terman was doubtful, because at that time Barney was only a junior. However, Barney insisted and Professor Terman told him, ‘Fine, We’ill see how you do in the mid-terms.’ The mid-terms came up and Barney got the highest grade in the class!”


When Hewlett and Packard started The Hewlett-Packard Company in the late 1930s they asked Barney if he would join them – but he said he was happy at Bell Labs. However, a few years later Barney decided to move west and he agreed to join HP, in 1952.


At HP Barney was appointed the Director of Research, elected a vice president, a member of the Board of Directors, and head of HP Labs. “At that time,” Hewlett says, “we allocated 10% of our net income to the manufacturing divisions to carry on their own development programs. This turned out to be too narrow a spectrum and we set up HP Labs. Its charter was very broad. The funds allocated to the Labs were approximately 1% of net income to freelance in whatever area they saw fit. Sometimes they chose to help a manufacturing division increase their research program.


“Sometimes the Lab started programs of their own in a promising field, which [if it] subsequently proved interesting, [might later be] transferred to one of the manufacturing divisions. Thus, between the Labs and manufacturing divisions we covered a fairly broad spectrum of activities.


Hewlett says he remembers Barney presenting an enthusiastic description of an outside inventor at one of their management meetings: “Tom Osborne’s invention was for a simplified computer structure. This subsequently turned into the 9100 project, one of the most successful ventures in the field of computers. This gave me an opportunity to observe Barney as a mathematician, a surveyor, an astronomer, a salesman and a valid repair technician!


“Barney was also a wonderful role model of how to apply logic to practical problems. An example: Barney’s help with the case of our first mini-computer. We had it all designed and the specifications set. Only we discovered there was no room for the power supply in the model. This was exactly the kind of problem Barney loved and right then and there, he invented a very different kind of power supply –much lighter and smaller that would fit into the space available.”


Hewlett says Barney “…not only taught the engineering staff technical matters, but he also taught them how to speak the King’s English. An example: ‘Data’ was a plural noun, not a singular noun. If used as singular noun, he would probably jump on you – I never forgot it!


“Barney’s interests were so catholic it was hard to constrain them to narrower fields. For instance, he became interested in other subjects. such as astronomy – which led to the SETI Program – Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence. He also became interested in the use of an ordinary garden pest for controlling troublesome insects. This was by developing a strain of nematodes, who were insectivorous. With the help of HP, he set up a company to produce these nematodes. It turned out they had limited value, but had importance in some cases. Although we subsequently backed out of this, it was an example of his breadth of interests.


“Barney left an indelible mark on the company and will always be recognized as the great genius that he really was.”


12/1/95, Copy of the Memorial Service Program

1994 – Hewlett Speeches

Box 3, Folder 59 – General Speeches

1/14/94 [date received  by WRH], Note to Hewlett from Richard Goldman enclosing a photograph evidently taken at the conference

1/14/94, Copy of a letter to Goldman from Hewlett thanking him for the photo and saying “I shine in your reflected glory.”