Sascha Pallenberg has been a leading proponent of the small form factor and mobile computing market for several years, first co-founding Techcase in 2002, a company developing complete hardware and software solutions exclusively for the Mini-ITX platform, then going on to start Epiacenter.de and Epiacenter.com, respected community websites centered around the Mini-ITX form factor and VIA EPIA mainboards, of which he is still Editor-in-Chief. In 2005, he started epiOS GmbH & Co. KG, a software development house providing integrated operating systems targeted at VIA EPIA-based applications.
With the rise of the netbooks he started his first mobile computing blog Eeepcnews.de back in December 2007, while he was still living in the US. After just 2 months he quit his job at his US startup and relocated to Taipei/Taiwan to cover the recent netbook news directly from its’ source. Netbooknews.de became a leading source for all the netbook related news, even though he is still blogging in German.
Together with of Nicole Scott (former BnetTV.com)and Lars Nilsson (former Fudzilla.com) he launched Netbooknews.com in June 2009 a website based on video content about all the latest mobile computing news from the Asian hotspots.
In January 2009 Robert Scoble named him the “German King of Netbooks”:
while the german IT-Magazine “Computerwoche” calls him the “Netbook Pope”:
Sascha talks about Netbooks in the TIME Magazine:
In 2009 Sascha became an Intel Insider, while he also hosted the Netbook World Summit in Paris and joined the board of advisors of the Netbook Summit in San Francisco
Sascha has been named as one of the top 20 Smart Mobile Device Pundits by Freescale in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, which makes him the first person to win this award for 3 consecutive years :
In 2011 and 2012 he was featured on the Engadget “Who should I follow on Twitter? Mobile edition” list:
Robert Scoble calls Sascha the best and most knowledgeable guy in mobile computing he knows:
In December 2011 he signed with Revision 3, a subsidiary of the Discovery Channel and the biggest Tech Web TV channel online:
By August 2012 Netbooknews turned into Mobile Geeks