MDeC Americas inks deal with company that pioneered GUI

  • TECH
  • Friday, 06 Nov 2015

IP deal: (L-R) Stephen Hoover, CEO of PARC, Ohashi, Yasmin and Khoo at the MoU signing between MDeC Americas and Palo Alto Research Center in Silicon Valley.

MSC Malaysia companies will now be able to work with Parc, the Xerox company that pioneered the Ethernet, laser printing, Graphical User Interface (GUI) and ubiquitous computing.

MDeC Americas Inc, the global launch pad for MSC Malaysia, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Parc to enable these companies to use Silicon Valley’s ecosystem to create new or enhanced Intellectual Property (IP).

This collaboration offers MSC Malaysia insights into its key research areas, patents and IP licensing models, as well as opportunities to work with Parc research scientists and officers.

Datuk Yasmin Mahmood, CEO of MDeC said, “Innovation is undoubtedly a competitive weapon, and our collaboration with Parc signifies a milestone in catapulting local MSC Malaysia companies to the global arena by exposing them to world-class R&D and the latest technological breakthroughs."

She added, "This collaboration provides an opportunity for suitable MSC companies to not only be innovative and work with best-in-class technology scientists, but also find commercialisation partners.”  

Aki Ohashi, Parcs director of business development,said, “We’re excited about this partnership with MDeC to bring cutting-edge Parc technologies to Malaysia and help MSC Malaysia companies expand globally."

Datuk Dan E Khoo, president of MDeC Americas, said, "The MDeC Americas-Parc collaboration connects the best of MSC Malaysia’s intellectual property with that of Silicon Valley and creates a unique opportunity to spawn new breakthroughs in digital technology that can benefit both ecosystems.”

Almost 20 years after the founding of the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) in Malaysia, there are over 3,600 MSC Malaysia companies operating in various parts of the country. Of these, 70% are primarily Malaysian-owned and in various stages of development, with many currently expanding their global footprint.

MDeC Americas Silicon Valley office acts as a gateway for high-growth MSC Malaysia companies to penetrate the American and global market, as well as attract Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) from US-based ICT multinational corporations into MSC Malaysia.

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