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British subsidiary of the US company
1974 Introduced the first pocket sized programmable calculator, the HP-65, which performed 51 maths functions. Cost £445 including import duty and VAT.
1974 Dr Eberhardt Rechtin was appointed chief engineer of Hewlett-Packard, previously manager of telecommunications.