New flat-panel displays and televisions that leave LCD and plasma in the digital dust, colour matching software that can replicate electronic images in strikingly true colours under any sort of lighting, and collaborative technologies that allow images to be manipulated on a screen with a mere hand gesture.
Hewlett-Packard Co. Friday announced that it plans to acquire Scitex Vision Ltd. in a move that will expand HP's large-format printing business. Scitex Vision, in Netanya, Israel, is a maker of wide and super-wide format printers for industrial applications and signs, such as billboards and banners. HP will purchase the printer maker for US$230 million.
Hewlett-Packard Co. chief executive officer Mark Hurd has begun to shake things up at his new company. On Monday the Palo Alto, California, technology company announced that it had split its recently merged printer and personal computer groups into two separate divisions, undoing one of the last major decisions made by Hurd's predecessor, Carly Fiorina.
Hewlett-Packard Co. is likely to detail additions to its Itanium 2-based Integrity server portfolio, including new virtualization software and a pay-per-use model for Windows, a first for the Palo Alto, Calif.-based firm.