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William Albano
Works at HWTrek
Attended University of Washington
Lives in taipei
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I just wrote a blog post about part one (Shenzhen) of our manufacturing and supply chain tour to China last spring.
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I interviewed +Ksenia Vinogradova about +FlipFlic, prototyping, design, sourcing & supply chain, entrepreneurship for hardware startup founders, and more.
Over the course of the past two years, HWTrek hosted 80 hardware creators and accelerators to visit Taiwan, Beijing, and Shenzhen on Asia Innovation...
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I interviewed +Jesse Vincent and +Tarika Bhartiya about developing with and for +Autodesk Fusion 360.
 
Autodesk Fusion 360: Creator & Expert Profiles https://blog.hwtrek.com/autodesk-fusion-360-creator-expert-profiles/
We reached out to a Creator and Expert on the HWTrek platform to learn more about how they are using or creating for Autodesk...
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Translation I worked on about wearable chips and development kits.
In the evolution of wearable device chipsets, there are generally three types: Mobile chipsets: early on existing mobile chipsets were used to develop...
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What’s the actual cost of a chip? https://blog.hwtrek.com/whats-the-actual-cost-of-a-chip/
The main feature of the IC Industry is that winners can take all the benefits and credit. For an instance, an industry giant like...
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Weekly featured experts: biosensors, tilt sensors, optical filters, and other experts for wearables and IoT https://blog.hwtrek.com/weekly-featured-experts-biosensors-tilt-sensors-optical-filters-and-other-experts-for-wearables-and-iot/
This week we are all about wearables, prototyping, and all that good stuff. We started with an interview of Mohit Kedia from NXP Semiconductor about Hexiwear, a complete...
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Check out our manufacturing & supply chain workshop in Barcelona led by our Chief Project Mentor Martin Feuerhahn.
 
Join HWTrek workshop in Barcelona, Spain, September 8. Organized with KIC InnoEnergy.
https://blog.hwtrek.com/join-hwtrek-workshop-in-barcelona-spain/
The HWTrek workshop is back in Europe! Together with KIC InnoEnergy, we are organizing a workshop for hardware creators in the beautiful city of Barcelona,...
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I wrote an introduction to the WeChat Hardware Platform for our blog including connections to resources to get you started on developing a smart device supporting integration with WeChat for #IoT.
 
WeChat Hardware Platform Enables Seamless Connection With Your Smart Device https://blog.hwtrek.com/wechat-hardware-platform-enables-seamless-connection-with-your-smart-device/
Tencent launched, in April 2014, Tencent Operating System, an Android-based open hardware operating system for smart, connected devices. Three months later, Tencent’s WeChat undertook...
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A little translation I did from a Chinese article about calculating the costs of chips.
 
What’s the actual cost of a chip? https://blog.hwtrek.com/whats-the-actual-cost-of-a-chip/
The main feature of the IC Industry is that winners can take all the benefits and credit. For an instance, an industry giant like...
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What role will augmented reality play in the Internet of Things and enterprise? https://www.oreilly.com/ideas/steve-ghee-on-the-future-of-augmented-reality #AR #IoT
The O’Reilly Hardware Podcast: AR beyond games and entertainment.
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Weekly featured experts: biosensors, tilt sensors, optical filters, and other experts for wearables and IoT https://blog.hwtrek.com/weekly-featured-experts-biosensors-tilt-sensors-optical-filters-and-other-experts-for-wearables-and-iot/
This week we are all about wearables, prototyping, and all that good stuff. We started with an interview of Mohit Kedia from NXP Semiconductor about Hexiwear, a complete...
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Occupation
Global marketing and business development at a Taipei-based hardware startup
Employment
  • HWTrek
    Director of Digital Engagement, 2012 - present
  • niubi! | niubi.com
    founder, 1999 - present
  • Lilee Systems
    Technical & Marketing Communications/Social Media Manager, 2010 - 2014
  • Wildmind Corp.
    Global Marketing Manager, 2009 - 2010
  • IEI Technology Corp.
    Senior Technical/Marketing Writer, 2007 - 2009
  • The Resource Company
    Vice President, Co-Founder, Board Member, 1996 - 2002
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Currently
taipei
Previously
omaha, nebraska - brooklyn, new york - seattle - kunming - taipei - beijing
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American in Taipei. I help hardware startups develop, manufacture, & bring products to market @HWTrek. Married @ChineseMedicine. Dad. Geek from Omaha.
Introduction

American in Taipei. I help hardware startups develop, manufacture, & bring products to market @HWTrek. Married @ChineseMedicine. Dad. Geek from Omaha.

On Twitter, I curate (a lot of) news about China (including greater China) generally and with special focus areas such as technology and startups, film and art.

A geek from Omaha. First computers: Apple II+/e/c.

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niubi! | niubi.com - 1st 24/7 Chinese rock music webcast (2000)
Education
  • University of Washington
    China Studies, 1993 - 1996
  • Creighton University
    Political Science; Philosophy, 1989 - 1992
  • Beijing Language and Culture University
    Chinese, 1996 - 1997
  • Beijing Film Academy
    Chinese Film History, Criticism & New Media, 2006 - 2006
  • Yunnan Normal University
    Chinese, 2005 - 2007
  • Indiana University Bloomington
    Chinese - EASLI, 2002 - 2002
  • Creighton Preparatory School
    1984 - 1988
  • Boston University
    1987 - 1988
    Archaeology, Philosophy, Political Science
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