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Due to the confidentiality of most of our client relationships and work, below is a partial, public list of "the company we keep". This list includes enterprise and recent startup clients, as well as past and other spinoffs, spinouts, licensees, and ventures with PARC contributions. 

To see a list of clients and at-a-glance overview of PARC today, please download our fact sheet.


 

 

UVLEDs

HexaTech
UVLEDs

Bulk AlN substrates supplier HexaTech, Inc., is working with PARC to gain our know-how and expertise in UVLEDs to move upstream towards more valuable devices.

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novel nanowire-based lighting

Glo-USA/ glo AB
novel nanowire-based lighting

PARC is helping GLO-USA, Inc. develop device processing strategies for GLO's novel nanowire-based III-V lighting technology. This relationship highlight's PARC's ability to quickly respond to startup-customers (less than 4 weeks from initial contact to signed contract) and to invent, develop, and deliver novel technology focused on customer needs.

 

 

printed memory with logic

Thin Film Electronics
printed memory with logic

Thin Film Electronics ASA ("Thinfilm") is working with PARC to develop next-generation printed memory solutions that combine Thinfilm's memory products with PARC's printed thin-film transistor technology. Complementing each other's strengths to move the industry beyond components and towards consumer-facing applications, the two companies recently announced they 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".

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networking as a service (NaaS)

PowerCloud Systems
networking as a service (NaaS)

PARC spin-out PowerCloud Systems is a leading software platform provider for enabling Networking as a Service (NaaS). The technology underpinning its CloudCommand platform was developed at PARC, and is supported by 10 patents in areas ranging from cloud-virtualized network controllers to usable security. PowerCloud Systems' investors include Walden Venture Capital and Javelin Venture Partners, as well as Qualcomm Ventures, which led the most recent financing round.

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data center energy management

Power Assure
data center energy management

Power Assure, Inc., a developer of power management solutions for data centers and PARC are working together to make a transformative change in the management of servers in data centers, with the ultimate goal of significantly reducing overall power consumption. The companies were awarded a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for joint product development and Power Assure's commercialization of the resulting integrated energy-efficiency solutions for large data centers.

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information in context

Meshin
information in context

A Xerox-funded company incubated at PARC, Meshin found its original roots inside PARC research focused on engineering semantic software applications to increase the productivity of today's information workers. Using natural language processing, context-aware computing, and image recognition technologies, a team of seasoned business professionals -- supported by PARC scientists -- have created a "context-aware information services" platform to harvest a semantic "mesh" of information relationships that contextually connects disparate information across a user's information systems.

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natural language search

Powerset / acquired by Microsoft
natural language search

Powerset, Inc. and PARC signed an exclusive deal in 2007 to develop and commercialize breakthrough search engine technology in consumer search -- leveraging more than three decades of PARC's research and technology refinement in natural language understanding. Microsoft acquired Powerset in 2008.

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low-cost solar CPV design

SolFocus
low-cost solar CPV design

PARC announced a partnership with SolFocus, Inc. in 2006 to develop low-cost, reliable solar energy through concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) technology systems. SolFocus was incubated at PARC where it expanded its operations and funding before moving to new headquarters in 2007.

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"At Procter & Gamble, we have a number of strategies and programs in place for working with outside innovation partners. Our aim is to find and build partnership with companies – institutions that complement and expand our own capabilities  so together we can achieve more. With PARC, we found broad-based, deep technical knowledge, a variety of key skills in a single place, and a successful track record of working with industry partners. They understand our business and are very responsive to client needs  very important as we try to accelerate our growth." — Ed Sawicki, Associate Director, P&G Global Business Development

 

"By partnering with an outside institution like PARC, it forced us to consider ideas that might have been dismissed had they been born internally." — Hitoshi Matsumoto, President, Fujitsu Laboratories America

 

"We are pleased with how smoothly the two companies worked together to develop a partnering arrangement that aligns the long-term interests of both, as well as capture opportunities for government funding not typically available to a startup." Brad Wurtz, CEO, Power Assure