PARC, a Xerox Company

PARC-2PARC (formerly known as the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center) is a research and development company.  It is know for important contributions to printer technology, computer networking, personal computing, object-oriented programming, and graphic user interfaces.

Apple Computer’s Macintosh, the first commercial computer to feature a desktop metaphor and a graphic user interface, was inspired by a visit to PARC by Apple founder Steve Jobs.


3333 Coyote Hill Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Founded in 1970 as a division of Xerox Corporation.  Incorporated in 2002 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox Corporation.