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PARC (Palo Alto Research Center)

Part of the Computing fundamentals glossary:

PARC, formerly known as Xerox PARC, is the Palo Alto Research Center, located in California, in the high-tech area that has become known as Silicon Valley

Research areas at PARC include the physical, social and computer sciences. The research center developed a great number of concepts that have become integral to modern life, as well as others that have not yet found their place. 

Disruptive technologies invented at PARC include:

In 2002, PARC was incorporated, under that name, as an independent, wholly-owned subsidiary of Xerox. 

This was last updated in March 2014
Contributor(s): Ivy Wigmore
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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