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An Wang (February 7, 1920 – March 24, 1990) was a Chinese–American computer engineer and inventor, and co-founder of computer company Wang Laboratories, which was known primarily for its dedicated word processing machines.wikipedia
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Wang Laboratories

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An Wang (February 7, 1920 – March 24, 1990) was a Chinese–American computer engineer and inventor, and co-founder of computer company Wang Laboratories, which was known primarily for its dedicated word processing machines. Wang founded Wang Laboratories in June 1951 as a sole proprietorship.
Wang Laboratories was a computer company founded in 1951, by An Wang and G. Y. Chu.

Wang Institute of Graduate Studies

An Wang also founded the Wang Institute of Graduate Studies in Tyngsborough, Massachusetts which offered a graduate program in software engineering.
The Wang Institute of Graduate Studies was an independent educational institution founded in 1979 by computer entrepreneur An Wang.

Hanspeter Pfister

The An Wang Middle School in Lowell, Massachusetts, is named in his honor, as is the An Wang Professorship of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Harvard University, held by Roger W. Brockett and Hanspeter Pfister, the An Wang Professorship of Computer Science at Brown University, held by John E. Savage, and the Wang Professorship of Cognitive and Neural Systems at Boston University, held by Stephen Grossberg; see sites.bu.edu/steveg.
Hanspeter Pfister is a Swiss computer scientist and the An Wang Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University.

Roger W. Brockett

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The An Wang Middle School in Lowell, Massachusetts, is named in his honor, as is the An Wang Professorship of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Harvard University, held by Roger W. Brockett and Hanspeter Pfister, the An Wang Professorship of Computer Science at Brown University, held by John E. Savage, and the Wang Professorship of Cognitive and Neural Systems at Boston University, held by Stephen Grossberg; see sites.bu.edu/steveg.
Roger Ware Brockett (born October 22, 1938 in Seville, Ohio) is an American control theorist and the An Wang Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Harvard University, who founded the Harvard Robotics Laboratory in 1983.

Boch Center

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The "Met" was renamed in 1983 as The Wang Theatre, and the Metropolitan Center became known as the Wang Center for the Performing Arts.
In 1983, An and Lorraine Wang donated the funds to renovate the theatre, and it became the Wang Center for the Performing Arts.

Magnetic-core memory

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An Wang was an important contributor to the development of magnetic core memory. In 1955 when the core memory patent was issued, Wang sold it to IBM for $500,000 and incorporated Wang Laboratories with Ge-Yao Chu, a schoolmate.
Substantial work in the field was carried out by the Shanghai-born American physicists An Wang and Way-Dong Woo, who created the pulse transfer controlling device in 1949.

Medal of Liberty

Wang was one of twelve recipients of the Medal of Liberty in 1986.

CORDIC

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When Wang Laboratories found that the hp 9100A used an approach similar to the factor combining method in their earlier LOCI-1 (September 1964) and LOCI-2 (January 1965) Logarithmic Computing Instrument desktop calculators, they unsuccessfully accused Hewlett-Packard of infringement of one of An Wang's patents in 1968.

Chinese Americans in Boston

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Shanghai Jiao Tong University

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Famous alumni of SJTU or its predecessors include Jiang Zemin, James S.C. Chao Lu Dingyi, Ding Guangen, Wang Daohan, Qian Xuesen, Wu Wenjun, Zou Taofen, Mao Yisheng, Cai Er, Huang Yanpei, Shao Lizi, Wang An, David K. Cheng, Jimmy H. C. Lin and many more.

Sole proprietorship

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Wang founded Wang Laboratories in June 1951 as a sole proprietorship.

Working capital

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The first years were lean and Wang raised $50,000 working capital by selling one third of the company to a machine tools manufacturer Warner & Swasey Company.

Warner & Swasey Company

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The first years were lean and Wang raised $50,000 working capital by selling one third of the company to a machine tools manufacturer Warner & Swasey Company.

IBM

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In 1955 when the core memory patent was issued, Wang sold it to IBM for $500,000 and incorporated Wang Laboratories with Ge-Yao Chu, a schoolmate.

Word processor

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They began manufacturing word processors in 1974, copying the already popular Xerox Redactron word processor, a single-user, cassette-based product.

Zilog Z80

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In 1976 they started marketing a multi-user, display-based product, based on the Zilog Z80 processor.

Differential signaling

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Connections were via dual coax using differential signaling in an 11-bit asynchronous ASCII format clocked at 4.275 MHz.

ASCII

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Connections were via dual coax using differential signaling in an 11-bit asynchronous ASCII format clocked at 4.275 MHz.

Minicomputer

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In addition to calculators and word processors, Wang's company diversified into minicomputers in the early 1970s. The Wang VS system was a multiuser minicomputer whose instruction set was very close to the design of IBM's System/370.

Wang 2200

The Wang 2200 was one of the first desktop computers with a large CRT display and ran a fast hardwired BASIC interpreter.

Cathode-ray tube

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The Wang 2200 was one of the first desktop computers with a large CRT display and ran a fast hardwired BASIC interpreter.

BASIC

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The Wang 2200 was one of the first desktop computers with a large CRT display and ran a fast hardwired BASIC interpreter.

Instruction set architecture

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The Wang VS system was a multiuser minicomputer whose instruction set was very close to the design of IBM's System/370.

IBM System/370

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The Wang VS system was a multiuser minicomputer whose instruction set was very close to the design of IBM's System/370.

Processor register

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It was not binary-compatible because register usage conventions and system call interfaces were different.