JUNE 25, 2002
SCOOP: The new look Williams!
The switch from Compaq to Hewlett-Packard has come about because of the takeover of Compaq by HP, a lengthy battle which ended in May with HP chief executive Carly Fiorina beating off a challenge to the $18bn deal which had been led by Walter Hewlett. The switch at Williams was announced just a couple of days after the merger was confirmed. The two companies are now being integrated and although both brands will be retained in the future, HP has taken over the Williams sidepods.