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Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) is a research and development company in the field of computer engineering, information technology and its related services. Palo Alto Research Center has contributed to various notable innovations in the field of laser printing, computers, object oriented programming techniques, networks and computer hardware platforms. PARC was formerly known as Xerox PARC.
Palo Alto Research Center was founded in 1970 and is operated by Xerox Corporation. It conducts and provides research services, creates technology products and services and promotes best practices in the field of computing technology. PARC primarily performs in-house research and also works with external third-party organizations, government institutes and startups to jointly develop and create technological solutions. PARC focuses on a few key technology areas, including the design of networking architecture, digital printing electronics, LED and LCDS, green tech, business automation and mobile solutions.