Palo Alto Research Center

Palo Alto Research Center
3333 Coyote Hill Road (map location)
Palo Alto, CA 94304 

Palo Alto Research Center

The following text is taken from Xerox Fact Book 2004-2005:

PARC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox and an integral part of Xerox’s strategy for long-term research investment. Founded in 1970 as part of Xerox Research, PARC was incorporated in 2002 as an independent research business. As the birthplace of technologies such as laser printing, Ethernet, the graphical user interface, and
ubiquitous computing, PARC has an established track record for transforming industries and creating commercial value. PARC has delivered lasting value to Xerox, for example, as laser printing became a multibillion-dollar business for Xerox. PARC is the birthplace of Xerox’s DocuPrint network printing software, the dual-beam lasers used in many Xerox products, and the scheduling software of the Xerox iGen3® Digital Production Press.

Xerox continues to embed relevant PARC technology into its product and solutions offerings. PARC is also delivering its innovations to a wider range of non-competitive industry partners than ever before. Together, PARC and Xerox are defining a new vision for how pioneering research creates commercial impact. Current research includes diverse areas such as semiconductor lasers, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), scalable smart environments, wireless networks, security, linguistic analysis, information interaction, community knowledge sharing, and biomedical sciencess

Source: Xerox Fact Book 2004-2005

Norwalk, Conn. - April 24, 2023 - Xerox Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: XRX) announced today the donation of the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) to SRI International, a nonprofit research institute behind some of the world’s most impactful deep tech advancements. The move enables Xerox to focus entirely on delivering new innovations around its own print, digital and IT service offerings, while allowing the PARC team to join a leading research institution to usher in its next evolution of growth.


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Dana Milller
Dana Milller
November 23, 2023 9:05 pm

Worked at Xerox from 1973-2007. Spent many years in Multinational Customer & Service Education (MC&SE) creating Service and Training Documentation. A team of us were sent from Webster NY to PARC to see this new technology for producing documents. We saw the Alto and the pre-production Star at that time in the late 70’s. Going through that place was like a visit to the future. Everyone wore a “tab” instead of a badge. In those pre-cell phone days, the tab would know your location, and if someone called you, the phone nearest your location would ring! We did eventually install… Read more »

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