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PARC Awarded Up To $2 Million from DARPA to Develop Vanishing Electronics
Vanishing electronic devices can be used to address military security, data privacy, and environmental science
8 April 2014

PARC, a Xerox company, today announced it has signed an up to $2 million contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop and demonstrate PARC’s disappearing electronics platform (called DUST), with intriguing implications for a variety of military, ecological, and commercial interests.

DUST, or Disintegration Upon Stress-Release Trigger, is a technology that allows electronic devices using full-performance microchips to be disintegrated on command, leaving only tiny fragments that are invisible to the human eye. The DUST technology builds on PARC’s cutting-edge capabilities in advanced manufacturing, novel electronics, and smart devices.

 

PARC Sponsors 9Mile Labs to Turbocharge B2B Startups
Respected Technology Pioneer PARC Joins Hands with B2B Startup Accelerator 9Mile Labs to Provide Mentoring and Technology to B2B Startups
2 April 2014

9Mile Labs (www.9milelabs.com) today announced that PARC, a Xerox company, (www.parc.com) has decided to sponsor the second cohort at 9Mile Labs. This collaboration brings PARC’s unmatched intellectual property assets, technical mentoring, and rapid prototyping infrastructure to selected startups within the 9Mile Labs business-to-business (B2B) startup accelerator program. This announcement demonstrates PARC’s commitment to the startup community; it also demonstrates the critical role the startup community plays within the development and extension of PARC’s world-class innovation ecosystem. This partnership also exemplifies 9Mile Labs’ commitment to supporting entrepreneurs and investors in the B2B startup community.

 

PARC Receives Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award
27 January 2014

 

PARC Leaders Recognized for Notable Achievements
Daniel Bobrow— Lead Author - SIGOPS Hall of Fame paper; Jose Joaquin Garcia-Luna-Aceves—Corresponding Member, Mexican Academy of Sciences; Mike Steep—Distinguished Visiting Scholar, mediaX Stanford University H-STAR Institute
3 December 2013

Palo Alto, CA -- PARC, a Xerox company, today announced that Danny Bobrow, Jose Joaquin (J.J.) Garcia-Luna-Aceves, and Mike Steep were recently honored for exceptional accomplishments within their respective disciplines, ranging from software development to commercial innovation to networking.

 

U.S. Department of Energy Selects PARC to Develop Harsh Environment Adaptable Thermionic (HEAT) Sensor
Novel Sensor to Monitor High Temperature Systems such as Power Plants, Propulsion Engines, and Aerospace Structures
19 November 2013

PARC, a Xerox company, today announced it has signed a $1.8 million contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop and demonstrate PARC’s Harsh Environment Adaptable Thermionic (HEAT) sensor monitoring platform for long-term operation in environments with 750°C – 1600°C temperatures, pressures up to 1000 psi, and gaseous environments consisting of hydrocarbons, oxygen, water vapor, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, SOx, and NOx.

 

PARC and LeanTaaS Partner to Integrate Software to Bolster VIA Enterprise Platform
First Joint Project–myPatientPulse–Offers Sentiment Analysis to Improve Patient Experience
5 November 2013

PARC, a Xerox company, today announced its partnership with LeanTaaS Inc., a Silicon Valley-based software company focused on advanced analytics, to integrate PARC’s sentiment analysis and topic detection software with LeanTaaS’ VIA Platform. The first project, myPatientPulse, helps healthcare providers improve patient experience by extracting insights from vast amounts of unstructured patient social media feedback, patient surveys, and internal comments generated during physician-to-staff communications.

 

PARC Unveils Electric Vehicle (EV) Workplace Charging Station Installation
Eight Stations Installed with Backbone to Support 24
30 September 2013

PARC, a Xerox company, today announced its workplace charging station implementation consisting of eight stations installed with the backbone to support 24 total stations as future needs arise. The workplace charging stations will be used for free by PARC employees, providing incentive for employees to drive electric cars to work.

 

PARC and GreenBiz Group Work Together to Boost Cleantech Startups
PARC's Scott Elrod to Judge VERGE San Francisco
23 September 2013

PARC, a Xerox company, today announced a partnership with GreenBiz Group to participate at VERGE, to be held October 14-17 in San Francisco, as part of PARC's commitment to supporting cleantech and energy startups. Scott Elrod, PARC VP and VERGE judge, will be on stage providing industry expertise and perspective about participating startups in the VERGE Accelerate pitch competition on October 15 at 10:30 a.m.

 

PARC Expands Japan Presence With New Tokyo Office
Hitachi, Panasonic Corporation, Honda, Sony Among Existing Clients in Region
21 May 2013

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. 

 

Hitachi Data Systems Joins Emerging Networks Consortium, Bringing Industries Together to Innovate with PARC’s Content-Centric Networking
ENC Spring Summit to be held at PARC, May 20 – 21, 2013; CCN’s Network Architecture Improves Distribution, Scalability, Mobility, Security
6 May 2013

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 Launches ARPA-E Funded Printed Battery Project
PARC CoEx Technology Reduces Battery Manufacturing Costs and Increases Performance for Electric Vehicles and Consumer Electronics
29 April 2013

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 Announces Contextual Intelligence Software Platform for Automotive Industry
PARC Software Helps Auto Manufacturers Provide Smart, Safe, Personalized Driving
3 April 2013

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 and PARC Produce World's Largest Flexible X-Ray Detector Manufactured With Thin Film Transistors
13 March 2013

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 Scientists Honored, PARC Innovation Business Strategy Recognized
Victoria Bellotti Received 2013 SIGCHI Award; Scott Elrod Named AlwaysOn 2012 Greentech ‘Power Player;’ Jose Joaquin Garcia-Luna-Aceves Recognized by IEEE; Lawrence Lee Chosen as Finalist for ‘Innovating Innovation Challenge’
5 February 2013

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.

 

Clemson University and PARC Receive Award from FlexTech Alliance to Transfer Functional Printing from Laboratory to Commercial Scale
7 January 2013

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 Chooses PARC to Validate Use of New Materials for Printed Displays
Prototyping Innovative Printed Transistors for Cell Phones, TVs, Tablets, and Laptop Displays
12 November 2012

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 Form Strategic Partnership to Provide Innovation and Product Development
Intelligent Product Solutions Launches Entervise, a Breakthrough Hands-free Mobile Computing Solution for Remote Experts and Field Technicians; Areva and Matrix Controls First Entervise Field Customers
22 October 2012

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 Awarded California Energy Commission Grant to Treat Wastewater in California
PARC’s Breakthrough Hydrodynamic Separation Provides Innovative System; Separates Particles From Water
17 October 2012

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 Named Runner-Up for The Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award
16 October 2012

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 Awarded $4M by ARPA-E to Develop Technologies to Improve Battery Performance
Innovative Sensors Enable Batteries to Achieve Full Potential for Electric Vehicles and Grid Storage
19 September 2012

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).

 

DARPA and Applied Research Lab at Penn State Choose PARC to Advance Virtual Product Development and Digital Manufacturing
Radical Shift Taking Place in US Manufacturing; PARC Brings Decades of Competencies, Direct Client, and Government Experience
17 September 2012

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.

 

FlexTech Alliance Awards Joint Contract to PARC, Thinfilm, University of California, Berkeley
Joint project to demonstrate world’s first integrated printed sensor circuitry
22 August 2012

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. 

 

Selected by ARPA-E for $4M+ award for Advanced Management And Protection Of Energy-Storage Devices
7 August 2012

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.

 

Thinfilm Extends Relationship with PARC to Accelerate Delivery of Integrated Printed Electronic Systems
Prototyping temperature sensor tag a significant step towards low-cost printed system devices.
5 June 2012

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’s Van Jacobson Inducted to "Internet Hall of Fame"; PARC Hosts First Emerging Networks Consortium
17 May 2012

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 Announces Innovation Council to Share Best Practices Among Clients; “Power of 10” Event Celebrates Ten Years of Incorporation and Practicing Open Innovation
Leading Brands Join Together For Innovation Council: The Boeing Company, Dentsu, Huawei, Motorola Solutions, Panasonic Corporation, P&G, Nomura Research Institute, Samsung, SolarWorld, Thin Film Electronics ASA, Ultra-Scan Corporation
7 May 2012

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.

 

Emerging Networks Consortium Brings Industries Together to Innovate with Content-Centric Networking (CCN)
Founding Members: Alcatel-Lucent, BT, France Telecom-Orange, Huawei, MACH, Panasonic, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.; CCN is a breakthrough network architecture to improve distribution, scalability, mobility, security
27 March 2012

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.

 

PARC’s “Power of 10” Years as an Independent Company Offers Opportunities to Discuss Open Innovation in Practice
Special PARC Forum series presents renowned speakers including Christensen, Kao, Moore, Varian, and others; Presentations are free and open to the public
28 February 2012

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.

 

U.S. Department of Defense Chooses PARC to Help Halt Internal Security Threats
Technology also has potential to be commercialized to stop insider threats, fraud
15 February 2012

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, PARC Win FlexTech Alliance Innovation Award for Printed Addressable Memory
First step toward integrated printed memory devices recognized as key for printed electronics
9 February 2012

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.

 

PARC Continues Momentum in Printed Electronics -- Creating New Partnerships and Markets
Printing enables low-cost, full-featured components; Flexibility enables new form factors... Consumer packaged goods, consumer electronics, cleantech, and biomedical industries benefit from new opportunities
6 February 2012

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.

 

PARC CEO Keynotes AlwaysOn Venture Summit, Demonstrates Commitment to Accelerating Time to Market for Startups
PARC’s open innovation model provides access to specialized expertise, infrastructure, and networks not otherwise available to entrepreneurs and VCs
14 December 2011

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.

 

PARC Collaborates With Dentsu and Dentsu Marketing Insight to Provide Integrated Ethnography Services and Deep Customer Understanding for Driving Business Innovation
New partnership will create actionable strategies for Japanese organizations to discover untapped customer needs
8 November 2011

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.

 

Thinfilm Unveils First Scalable Printed CMOS Memory
Combination of Thinfilm Printed Rewritable Memory and PARC Transistors Enables Low-Cost, Printed Integrated Systems for the "Internet of things"
21 October 2011

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".

 

PARC Researchers Publish Significant Works in Ethnography and Ubiquitous Computing
Dr. Bo Begole and Dr. Peggy Szymanski have both published books highlighting how innovation can give companies a competitive edge
19 April 2011

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.

 

Thinfilm & PARC extend printed electronics commercialization engagement
By working together to further co-develop Addressable Memory technology, PARC and Thinfilm are complementing each other's strengths to move the industry beyond components and devices towards consumer-facing applications.
5 April 2011

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.

 

PARC orders AIXTRON CCS MOCVD system for InGaAlN lasers and light emitting devices
31 March 2011

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.

 

PARC Networking Scientist Wins Prestigious Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE Computer Society
Dr. J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves also recently recognized as a Fellow of the AAAS.
2 March 2011

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".

 

Stephen Hoover Named CEO of PARC
11 January 2011

Hoover assumes the PARC leadership role on February 1.

 

PARC Scientists Honored
Organizations Across Industries Recognize PARC Contributions and Expertise
21 December 2010

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 Soligie to Commercialize Printed Electronics Technologies By Completing Concept-to-Market Ecosystem
30 November 2010

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.

 

PARC Spins Out PowerCloud Systems, Offers Innovation in Cloud-managed Networking
Experienced Executive Team Leads, Top Venture Capitalist Firms Back New Company
30 November 2010

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.

 

Thinfilm Works with PARC to Develop Next-generation Printed Memory Solutions
High-capacity, compact form-factor memory enabled by low-cost printed electronics opens up new market opportunities
12 October 2010

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 Awarded ‘National Science Foundation’ Funding to Expand Fundamental Research in Content-Centric Networking
Part of NSF’s new “Future Internet Architecture” program, the Named-Data-Networking (NDN) grant includes PARC and nine universities
1 September 2010

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.

 

Power Assure and PARC to Virtualize Power Consumption in Data Centers
Joint Development Effort Will Significantly Reduce Electrical Energy Consumption without Impacting Quality of Service
27 January 2010

“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.”

 

PARC to Address Disruptive Innovation in the Flexible Electronics Industry and Showcase Materials-to-device Capabilities at FlexTech 2010
CEO Mark Bernstein will deliver a keynote address on the changing ecosystem model for moving technologies from research to applications
27 January 2010

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.

 

Innovation executive appointed to drive PARC’s research commercialization strategies & partnerships
PARC and its clients positioned for sustained growth through collaborative R&D
18 August 2009

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.

 

Public Gets Sneak Peek at Xerox's Erasable Paper at WIRED NextFest
26 September 2008

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 to develop sensor tape technology to track exposure to explosive blasts
DARPA program builds on PARC foundation in printing large-area, flexible electronics
3 June 2008

PARC has been selected by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop and prototype, all-printed, disposable, blast dosimeters.

 

Incubating Inside Xerox Labs: Innovation that Benefits the Workplace, Healthcare, and the Environment
Xerox and global partners reveal unexpected projects during Inside Innovation event at PARC
29 April 2008

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.

 

Xerox Unveils Technology That Blocks Access to Sensitive Data in Documents to Prevent Security Leaks
15 October 2007

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.

 

PARC Opens Doors to Entrepreneurs
Startup@PARC program to help launch businesses by offering technical and scientific expertise to entrepreneurs and investors
21 September 2007

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.

 

PARC Computational Linguist Lauri Karttunen Wins Lifetime Achievement Award
3 August 2007

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.

 

Xerox Receives the National Medal of Technology
Xerox recognized for over fifty years of innovation in marking, materials, electronics, communications and software
27 July 2007

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.

 

PARC Scientist Stu Card Wins Franklin Institute Bower Award for Achievement in Science
Cognitive scientist is honored for contributions to human-computer interaction and information visualization
27 March 2007

“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.

 

Powerset and PARC Sign Exclusive Deal to Commercialize Breakthrough Search Engine Technology in Consumer Search
PARC Natural Language Technology ready after three decades of research
9 February 2007

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.

 

Xerox Paper Erases Itself, Results In Temporary Documents On Reusable Paper
27 November 2006

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.

 

Computer Industry Pioneer Van Jacobson Joins PARC
Former Cisco Chief Scientist to Lead Content-Centric Networking Research
26 November 2006

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.

 

Xerox Researchers Create Breakthrough Parallel Printer Architecture
Intelligent technology delivers the power of two printers with the simplicity of one.
13 October 2006

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.

 

Palo Alto Research Center Teams with SolFocus to Deliver Affordable Solar Energy
First in a series of "clean technology" initiatives from PARC
16 February 2006

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.

 

PARC Partners With IPVALUE for Commercialization of Intellectual Property
5 May 2005

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.

 

Fujitsu and PARC Launch Joint Research on Ubiquitous Computing
Aim to Establish a New Era of Ubiquitous Networking
14 December 2004

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 Palo Alto Research Center and The Scripps Research Institute Partner To Accelerate Discovery Processes in the Life Sciences
Scripps-PARC Institute for Advanced Biomedical Sciences unveils new method aimed at early cancer detection
19 April 2004

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.

 

Palo Alto Research Center and Eclipse Announce Release of AspectJ to the Open Source Community
Eclipse Project Forms To Make DARPA Funded Software Available for Enterprise Java Developers
18 March 2003

AspectJ has an active following in both the research and industrial communities, and represents a well-researched toolkit for Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP).

 

The Palo Alto Research Center and The World Computer Exchange Join Together To Bridge The Gap In The Global Information Divide
22 October 2002

PARC initially donated 30 working computers towards the 400 machines being shipped to developing nations.

 

Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) and Crystal IS demonstrate the first UV-LED on AlN substrates
1 April 2002

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.

 


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