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Demonstrating a continued focus on the Japanese market, PARC announced its new Tokyo office location and recently hired Makio Sasa as Japanese Regional Manager. Having a presence in Japan since 2004, PARC has built several client and partner relationships with Japanese companies including Hitachi, Panasonic Corporation, Fujitsu, Dai Nippon Printing, NEC , Honda, Sony, Dentsu, Nomura Research Institute, and others.
PARC welcomes Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), into the growing Emerging Networks Consortium (ENC), an initiative formed in 2012 to advance the development of the next-generation Internet based on Content-Centric Networking (CCN).
PARC has launched a project with the U.S. Department of Energy’s ARPA-E under the 2012 Open Funding Opportunity. The Printed Integral Battery Project will leverage PARC's co-extrusion (CoEx) technology to demonstrate a lithium-ion battery manufacturing process that deposits the entire functional battery in a single pass. This innovative approach can dramatically reduce cost while simultaneously improving battery performance, helping make high performance and affordable electric vehicles a reality.
PARC announced significant advancements in its Contextual Intelligence (CI) Innovation Group, which has been working within a variety of industries for more than a decade. The program now includes a strong automotive focus, and provides software solutions for the auto industry to deliver a smarter, safer, and more personalized driving experience.
The Flexible Electronics and Display Center (FEDC) at Arizona State University (formerly the Flexible Display Center) and PARC successfully manufactured the world's largest flexible X-ray detector prototype using advanced thin film transistors (TFTs). This device will be used to advance the development of flexible X-ray detectors for use in thin, lightweight, conformable, and highly rugged devices.
PARC announced that Victoria Bellotti, Scott Elrod, Jose Joaquin (J.J.) Garcia-Luna-Aceves, and Lawrence Lee were honored for excellence within their respective disciplines, ranging from ethnography to cleantech to networking to innovation services.
FlexTech Alliance announced an award to the Sonoco Institute at Clemson University and PARC to explore the process technology required to scale up and print functional devices using a commercial printing press. The partners will leverage their combined knowledge to enhance U.S. capability and facilitate the development of gravure printing processes. Long term, the project will engage a growing number of material makers, press manufacturers, printers, and companies applying printed electronics technology.
Samsung Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd. and PARC announced a client relationship to apply and implement novel material technologies of Samsung Fine Chemicals in innovative printed transistor prototypes. PARC will build on its vast expertise in printed transistors in order to demonstrate Samsung’s breakthrough material offerings that will enable novel display products.
PARC and Intelligent Product Solutions (IPS) announced the launch of the IPS Entervise™ solution for the Motorola Solutions HC1 headset computer. Entervise, a voice-driven, hands-free remote field service solution, is fully integrated with Motorola’s HC1 headset computer. It brings to professional markets revolutionary capabilities from augmented reality technologies that were previously only in the imagination of science fiction writers and directors such as captured in the short story and movie “Minority Report.”
PARC announced it has been chosen by the California Energy Commission to receive a $1 million grant to demonstrate a new technology for wastewater treatment in California. Hydrodynamic Separation (HDS), PARC’s breakthrough clean water platform technology, separates particles from water without using physical filters. HDS is particularly suited to recovering valuable material from liquids, and is a modular, scalable technology that can address both large treatment facilities and portable applications.
PARC 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.”
PARC has signed a $4M contract with the US Department of Energy’s ARPA-E, under the program for Advanced Management and Protection of Energy Storage Devices (AMPED). PARC, along with project partner LG Chem Power Inc. (LGCPI), a subsidiary of LG Chem, will develop a fiber optic monitoring system capable of providing detailed information about the internal condition of batteries to allow them to perform better in applications, such as electric vehicles (EVs).
PARC announced it has been chosen, as a member of a team led by the Applied Research Laboratory at The Pennsylvania State University, by DARPA to help lay the groundwork for the second phase of Instant Foundry Adaptive through Bits (iFAB) program, to shorten the time it takes to design and manufacture complex military ground vehicles. iFAB is part of DARPA’s Adaptive Vehicle Make (AVM) program, which PARC has been a part of since 2010.
PARC announced that it – along with Thin Film Electronics ASA ("Thinfilm") and UC Berkeley – has been awarded a 12-month contract from the FlexTech Alliance to develop flexible, lightweight, printed integrated sensor systems comprising logic and memory. Applications of these sensors will include radiation tags, disposable medical sensors, pharmaceuticals tags to read and track temperature during shipping, and food tags, which help determine spoilage and contamination, among other uses.
PARC and LG Chem Power have been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy to enter award negotiations for developing an optically-based smart monitoring system prototype targeting batteries for electric vehicles.
The two companies are now working together on the physical prototypes of a fully printed temperature sensor. The project begins extending Thinfilm's Addressable Memory(TM) to support the integration of sensors and batteries. The sensor platform Thinfilm and PARC are developing is expected to be extensible to additional types of sensors, creating the opportunity for a number of new low cost applications using printed electronics.
PARC announced PARC Research Fellow Van Jacobson’s inaugural induction to the Internet Society’s Internet Hall of Fame. Jacobson joined PARC in 2006 to lead the Content-Centric Networking (CCN) program. The Internet Society honored Jacobson as one of the landmark "Innovators". Others honored in the first annual Internet Hall of Fame include Vint Cerf and Tim Berners-Lee. The award was announced while the Emerging Networks Consortium (ENC) was holding its first meeting at PARC. The invitation-only meeting was attended by delegates from member companies. Including keynote presentations from industry leaders, the meeting featured three full days of presentations, panels, demonstrations, use cases, and discussions around CCN.
PARC launched its first Innovation Council with the goal of building a community of clients to discuss open innovation and share best practices. The council includes 16 executives from 11 companies and six countries, spanning multinational organizations to startups. Following the Innovation Council meeting, PARC hosted an invitation-only "Power of 10" celebration, which featured presentations from Henry Chesbrough and Michael Raynor. With the goal of marrying theory with practice, each expert presentation was immediately followed by concrete commercialization experiences from clients representing different aspects of PARC’s business model. Attendees included Fortune 500 and Global 1000 enterprises, VCs, innovation experts, analysts, media, and PARC researchers.
PARC launched the Emerging Networks Consortium (ENC), an initiative formed to advance the development of the next-generation Internet based on Content-Centric Networking (CCN). ENC brings together industries in different sectors to innovate, collaborate, and exchange experiences based on CCN implementations across various industries. The formation of the ENC will pave the way for an entire industry to create and innovate networking products, services, and businesses. Well known for inventing networking technologies, going back to Ethernet, PUP, and XNS in the early days through significant contributions to IPv6 and Internet multicast, PARC is continuing its notable legacy in networking with its work on CCN.
As part of its year-long "Power of 10" celebration of 10 years practicing open innovation, PARC is hosting 10 invited speakers on 10 aspects of innovation. Speakers include Clayton Christensen, John Kao, Geoffrey Moore, Hal Varian, and others. PARC is also hosting an intimate, invitation-only, half-day innovation conference in April. Highlighting themes such as Open, Disrupt, Practice, and Collaborate, this event features keynotes by Henry Chesbrough and Michael Raynor as well as discussions with PARC’s clients and others.
PARC is helping proactively identify internal threats before damaging acts are carried out via a contract with the Department of Defense. This technology will first be developed for the U.S. government, but the core technology has the potential to be deployed commercially to help stop corporate insider threats and make inroads in fraud detection in the near future. PARC was chosen for the contract because of its: unique qualifications translating research to actionable insight; established expertise in machine learning and anomaly detection, psychological modeling, ethnography, and social network analysis; and experience analyzing very large-scale (terabyte) datasets. Given its partnership model, PARC has selected a number of subcontractors to complement its core capabilities for this particular government project.
Thinfilm and PARC announced today that they have won the prestigious FlexTech Alliance Innovation Award for Achievement in Innovation (FLEXI) for the world’s first working prototype of a printed, non-volatile memory device addressed with complementary organic circuits, the equivalent of CMOS circuitry. The FLEXI Award is given to companies that are leading the development of the flexible, printed electronics and display industry with innovative and commercially viable technologies. To win the FlexTech Alliance Innovation Award, Thinfilm and PARC were evaluated on rigorous criteria including product design and ingenuity, potential market adoption, and successful revenue generation.
With a strong presence at 2012FLEX and an ecosystem of clients and partners that help bridge the gaps in moving from concept to market, PARC is poised to advance novel materials, process technologies, printed building blocks, and systems. PARC designs, analyzes, models, fabricates, and prototypes materials, devices and systems, and also models manufacturing processes for organizations wanting to commercialize printed and flexible electronics for new applications. Opportunities are particularly ripe in the consumer packaged goods, cleantech, and biomedical industries.
Startups already have access to talent, coaching, and funding from VCs to angels and accelerators – what’s missing is access to capital-intensive infrastructure or specialized expertise not typically available to smaller companies. This is where PARC’s open innovation services come in, especially in augmenting internal capabilities. There are many other vital ways, besides typical EIR/ spin-out models, where startups are working with PARC to accelerate time to market and increase their competitive edge.
Going beyond typical market research and findings, PARC’s ethnography services for Dentsu and Dentsu Marketing Insight will deliver extensive understanding of human behavior, in-depth insights, and comprehensive outlooks on people’s lives within their own personal contexts.
Thin Film Electronics ASA ("Thinfilm") together with PARC, a Xerox company, announced today they have produced a working prototype of the world's first printed non-volatile memory device addressed with complementary organic circuits, the organic equivalent of CMOS circuitry. This demonstration is a significant milestone toward the mass production of low-cost, low-power ubiquitous devices that are a key component of the "Internet of Things".
Both books represent fields – ubiquitous computing and work practice ethnography – that PARC pioneered and continues to work in with clients today. Based on the deep research and collective experience of PARC and other practitioners, both books draw on extensive case studies or field experience to make the areas they cover more accessible for broader audiences.
Thin Film Electronics ASA and PARC today announced that they have entered the next phase of their co-innovation engagement. Given the success of the initial joint design phase for Thinfilm 128-bit Addressable Memory, which combines Thinfilm’s unique non-volatile memory technology with PARC’s printed CMOS transistor technology, this next phase extends the engagement to prototyping the product for manufacturing readiness.
The state-of-the-art MOCVD system enable PARC's team to carry out R&D, expand capacity and capabilities, and deliver new device technologies over a wide range of optoelectronic materials and devices. The system will be used for the epitaxial growth of InGaAlN LEDs, laser diodes, and electronic devices. With the system, PARC can develop new processes in a commercial reactor that are compatible with a prospective scale-up to full production scale.
Given to only five recipients, this prestigious award recognizes outstanding and innovative contributions within the past 10-15 years to the fields of computer and information science and engineering or computer technology. Dr. Garcia-Luna-Aceves, who leads PARC research on ad-hoc and wireless networking, was recognized for his "pioneering contributions to the theory and design of communication protocols for ad-hoc wireless networks".
Hoover assumes the PARC leadership role on February 1.
PARC announced that Dr. Peter Pirolli, Dr. Ana Claudia Arias, and other leading scientists at PARC were significantly honored this year within their respective industries -- ranging from social computing/collaboration systems to novel electronics.
PARC and PowerCloud™ Systems, Inc. today announced the spin-out of PowerCloud Systems, which has been incubated at PARC since early 2008 and is initially focusing on offering cloud-managed networking solutions for small and medium-sized businesses. Walden Venture Capital and Javelin Venture Partners are joining PARC as investors in the company. PowerCloud Systems invents and engineers cloud-based technology for OEM vendors that makes business networking devices dramatically easier to deploy, secure, and manage -- all at an unprecedented low cost. PowerCloud Systems is a Startup@PARC company, a program that brings entrepreneurs, researchers, and investors together to deliver transformative technologies to market.
PARC, a premier center for commercial innovation, and Soligie Inc., a leading provider of design and manufacturing services for flexible and printed electronics, today announced an agreement aimed at advancing the commercialization of printed electronics technologies and capabilities. By complementing each other’s unique capabilities, PARC and Soligie together can now integrate services and provide a streamlined path from concept to product launch. Companies and government agencies that want to take advantage of the new opportunities enabled by printed electronics can work with the two companies to deliver end solutions to the market.
An essential element of most electronics devices, memory is required for identification, tracking status and history, information storage, and more. Combining Thinfilm’s memory products with PARC’s printed thin-film transistor technology will allow the development of integrated systems as part of Thinfilm’s product roadmap. Thinfilm and PARC are working together to address these market opportunities for memory, especially given their complimentary strengths. A leader in printed and novel electronics, PARC specializes in designing full-featured systems customized for clients’ desired applications.
PARC today announced it is one of four project teams chosen by NSF to pursue ways to build a more trustworthy and robust Internet. The new “Future Internet Architecture” (FIA) program is focused on collaborative, long-range, transformative thinking about new comprehensive network architectures and concepts. PARC – the sole commercial organization funded within the entire FIA program – will be collaborating with nine universities in a team led by UCLA for “Named-Data-Networking (NDN)” in a grant worth up to $8M. PARC brings to the program its Content-Centric Networking (CCN) research which has already produced early protocol specifications and open source software.
“PARC’s optimization approach to improve energy efficiency for data centers is a natural fit for Power Assure’s product roadmap, especially with the increasing use of virtualization tools,” said Brad Wurtz, Power Assure’s CEO. “We are pleased with how smoothly the two companies worked together to develop not only the DOE proposal, but also a partnering arrangement that aligns the long-term interests of both companies.”
Bernstein will share some of PARC’s lessons learned, case studies, and recommendations for addressing the challenges raised by disrupted lab-to-market ecosystems. Some of these include how companies can: create an early warning system; bring in outside expertise/ open innovation partners; and position themselves flexibly for new near- and long-term opportunities.
PARC has appointed Dr. Tamara St.Claire as Vice President of Global Business Development. St.Claire will manage PARC’s commercial innovation portfolio, drive international partnerships, explore new markets and industry engagements, and align organizational strategy with portfolio management.
Xerox researchers have developed an experimental printing technology that could someday replace printed pages that are used for just a brief time before being discarded. The project is a collaborative development between the Xerox Research Centre of Canada and PARC (Palo Alto Research Center Inc.)
PARC has been selected by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop and prototype, all-printed, disposable, blast dosimeters.
The event showcased new technologies: clean tech, biomedical/rare cell detection, greener plastics, advances in printheads, intelligent redaction, next-generation categorization, seamless documents, one-to-one communications technology, and higher dimensions of documents.
Researchers from PARC demonstrated for the first time a new software technology (dubbed "intelligent redaction") that will greatly increase accuracy while reducing the time needed to remove sensitive or confidential material from documents.
Building upon PARC’s success in strategic partnerships with new ventures, the program leverages the fabled research center’s approach to open innovation, a business model established in 2002 when PARC was incorporated as a wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox Corporation.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is from the Association for Computational Linguistics, the international scientific and professional society for people working on problems involving natural language and computation. In the area of computational linguistics, Karttunen was one of the first pioneers to realize and exploit the potential of finite-state transducers for linguistic applications.
The National Medal of Technology is the highest honor awarded by the President of the United States to America's leading innovators. Xerox joins an illustrious group of past individuals and corporations including IBM, Bell Labs, DuPont and Dow Chemical.
“Card pioneered the field of making access to computer electronics so streamlined that a human never stumbles over it or even notices it. Card’s improvements in human-computer interaction have been as key to the electronic revolution as parallel advances in electrical engineering,” according to the Franklin Institute.
The two innovators have joined forces to enable Powerset to bring unprecedented consumer search capabilities to the global market, leveraging more than three decades of PARC’s groundbreaking scientific research and technology refinement in natural language understanding.
The experimental printing technology, a collaboration between the Xerox Research Centre of Canada and PARC (Palo Alto Research Center Inc.), could someday replace printed pages that are used for just a brief time before being discarded.
Jacobson and his team aim to simplify network use, reduce operating costs and congestion, improve performance and security, and provide a seamless, consistent experience when people send and receive digital content from multiple locations, using mobile devices and diverse networks.
Developed at Xerox's research center in Webster, N.Y. and at its Palo Alto Research Center, this new parallel printer design will deliver unsurpassed productivity and reliability to the digital printing industry.
The Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) today announced a partnership with SolFocus, Inc., a manufacturer of low-cost solar energy systems which will employ PARC technology to cut the cost of solar power by as much as half.
IPVALUE Management is the leading global firm focused on commercializing intellectual assets in partnership with premier global companies renowned for innovation. Under the multi-year agreement, IPVALUE will spearhead technology licensing initiatives for PARC’s world-class technologies.
Working together, the companies will establish and facilitate a new vision of ubiquitous computing that goes well beyond 2010, aiming to make peoples' lives safer, simpler, more efficient, and more comfortable.
The Fiber Array Scanning Technology (FAST) cytometer uses PARC's competencies in lasers, opto-mechanical engineering, and imaging to detect cancer cells almost 1000 times faster than digital microscopy, the current gold standard.
AspectJ has an active following in both the research and industrial communities, and represents a well-researched toolkit for Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP).
PARC initially donated 30 working computers towards the 400 machines being shipped to developing nations.
An important application of solid-state UV optical sources is anticipated to be compact and highly sensitive bioagent detection systems for airborne pathogens like Anthrax spores. Other potential applications of UV LEDs include solid-state white lighting, sterilization and disinfectant devices, and compact analytical devices for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical markets.