The company announced its move on Tuesday. Houston is currently the largest U.S. employment center for Hewlett-Packard Enterprises, and the company is building a new campus in the city. HPE will integrate its multiple Bay Area sites into its San Jose campus. This action will not lead to any dismissals.
Dell’s headquarters are in Round Rock, Texas, near Austin, and many tech companies are considering moving to Texas for tax reasons. In fact, a link to Austin has been nicknamed “Silicon Hills” because of the cluster of technology companies in the Metro Austin area.
HP’s success in Palo Alto kickstarted the Northern California region’s technology scene, eventually landing it on the moniker “Silicon Valley”. In HP’s first year, Hewlett-Packard invented their first product: the HP Model 200A, an audio oscillator used to test sound devices.