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PARC (Palo Alto Research Center; formerly Xerox PARC) is a
Founded in 1970 as a division of
Xerox formed Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated as a wholly owned subsidiary in 2002.
In 1969, Chief Scientist at Xerox
Pake selected Palo Alto, California, as the site of what was to become known as PARC. While the 3,000 mile buffer between it and Xerox headquarters in
PARC's West Coast location proved to be advantageous in the mid-1970s, when the lab was able to hire many employees of the nearby
Much of PARC's early success in the computer field was under the leadership of its Computer Science Laboratory manager