Some of tech's biggest companies have begun to split up. In 2011, Motorola split into two companies: Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions, the former of which was acquired by Google and is now being sold to Lenovo.
Now Hewlett-Packard (HP) is splitting into two, one of which will focus on enterprise solutions and one which will focus on PCs and printers. Current CEO Meg Whitman, also a former CEO of eBay and Republican candidate for governor of California in 2010, will serve as chairman of the PC company and CEO of the enterprise company. News of HP's decision made its stock price rise (it has since fallen).
This trend is not limited to tech manufacturers. eBay has announced that it will spinoff PayPal. Symantec, the developer of Norton antivirus, will also split.
As the technology sector continues to grow and become more specialized, larger companies such as the ones above are believed to become better able to meet demand when they are split up, reducing costs and allowing for more flexibility.
Some have called on software behemoth Microsoft to split into a company devoted to enterprise software and solutions and into a company devoted to consumer entertainment, like Xbox, or internet services, like Bing and outlook.com. Microsoft has resisted those calls for years, since the days of its antitrust investigations.