An Wang

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

An WangName: An Wang

Born: February 7, 1920

Death: March 24, 1990 (Age: 70)

Computer related contributions

  • A Chinese American computer engineer and inventor, and co-founder of computer company Wang Laboratories.
  • Issued U.S. patent #2,708,722 on May 17, 1955 for then invention of the magnetic "Pulse Transfer Controlling Device", which made magnetic core memory a reality.
  • Worked at Harvard with Dr Howard Aiken on the design of the Mark IV, Aiken's first fully electronic computer as well as co-inventing the pulse transfer controlling device.
  • In 1965, Wang introduced LOCI the first calculator that produces a logarithm in one single keystroke.

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