Palo Alto, Calif. -- Looking to capture a larger slice of the gaming market, Hewlett Packard, the Palo Alto-based technology giant currently embroiled in a boardroom spying scandal, said that it has signed a deal to acquire Calgary-based VoodooPC, a maker of high-performance gaming computer systems. Financial terms of the deal, expected to close in November, were not disclosed. Hp said that it plans to form a separate business unit within its Personal Systems Group focused on the gaming industry, with VoodooPC co-owners Rahul Sood and Ravi Sood becoming the unit's chief technologist and director of strategy, respectively. HP plans to maintain VoodooPC's current distribution model and brand name along with its marketing, sales, support and development operations. HP, which already makes workstations for game development and powers online game services, said that the deal help it increase its strength in the gaming customer segment.