Xerox was founded as a company for services and document management in 1906 in the USA. Its name derives from a copying process in the 1930s called xerography or electrophotography. After the 1970s Xerox brought many new inventions on market, among them: the computer mouse and the first graphic user interfaces. In 2010 Xerox achieved 22 billion US Dollars in sales. In 2012 Xerox had 140,000 employees and is therefore one of the largest companies of the world.