An Wang
An's superpower is Computer Intuition, he understands computers and everything connected to them, including programming, fixing bugs and viruses.
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While a child An liked to challenge himself at every turn. As an adult, even though he had a professional career at his fingertips, he decided he couldn't wait and started to create computers that could track the pockets and locations of superpower usage. Although he still has a lot to learn and many obstacles to overcome, he has proven herself as one of Team Remarkablz most important computer scientists.
An's alma mater is featured on the computer screen: The Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
The Wang 2200 was a desktop computer created by Wang Laboratories.
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Born: 1920
Died: 1990
Occupation: Computer Scientist
An Wang
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An became interested in radios as a teen-ager and built his own radio, and went on to study communications engineering at Chiao-Tung University and in 1945 continued his education at Harvard University. An invented the magnetic pulse controlling device, the principle upon which magnetic core memory is based and co-founded Wang Laboratories. An was a recipient of the Medal of Liberty and was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
An was a Chinese–American computer engineer and inventor. An Wang was an important contributor to the development of magnetic core memory.
An Wang
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