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PARC Named Runner-Up for The Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award

16 October 2012

Palo Alto, CA -- PARC, a Xerox company, today announced that The Wall Street Journal has named PARC and Thin Film Electronics ASA ("Thinfilm") as runner-up for The Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Awards in the Semiconductors and Electronics category. The recognized companies represent those who have developed innovative breakthroughs, and according to The Wall Street Journal, "tackled big problems—and came up with solutions that could make a real difference in people's lives.”

The Wall Street Journal received 536 applications from more than two dozen countries. A team of editors and reporters reviewed the entries and forwarded the 172 most promising to an independent panel of judges from venture-capital firms, universities and companies. From that pool, the judges chose a total of 37 winners and runners-up in 18 categories.

PARC received the runner-up award for its work in printed electronic systems, enabling low-cost, full-featured components and new form factors. Soon, industries will see printed sensors on products in the areas of consumer packaged goods, consumer electronics, food products, cleantech, biomedical industries, and others.

PARC’s partnerships in the printed electronics technology area extend to consumer product manufacturers, chemical companies, substrate manufacturers, image sensor makers, and the transportation industry. Engagements include government agencies such as DARPA; commercial partners such as Thinfilm; clients such as BASF; and companies created from core technology such as dpiX.

About PARC
PARC, a Xerox company, is in the Business of Breakthroughs®. Practicing open innovation, we provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agencies and partners. We create new business options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities, and reduce risk for our clients. Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms – from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing – and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues the research that enables breakthroughs for our clients' businesses.

PR contact

Kelly Brieger
KBPR for PARC, a Xerox company
650-704-1748
kelly@kbpr.net