Intel's existence traced back to the breakup of Shockley Electronics and Fairchild Semiconductor. Determined to avoid the same fate, lawsuits became object lessons to employees, a means of protecting its IP, and a method of tying up a competitor's financial resources. This is the fourth installment in a five part series, where we look at the history of the microprocessor and personal computing, from the invention of the transistor to modern day chips.
This morning HP confirmed it is breaking up into two public companies. HP Inc. will receive all consumer PC and printing assets. Hewlett-Packard Enterprise will be focused on attending business needs for servers, storage, networking, services and software.