IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological
innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global
community through IEEE’s highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and
professional and educational activities.IEEE is the trusted “voice” for engineering, computing and
technology information around the globe.
There are more than 430,000 IEEE members in more than 160 countries. The IEEE publishes a
third of the world’s technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics
and is a leading developer of international standards that underpin many of today’s
telecommunications, information technology and power generation products and services.
IEEE’s roots go back to 1884 when electricity began to become a major influence in society.
There was one major established electrical industry, the telegraph, which since the 1840s had
come to connect the world with a data communications system faster than the speed of
transportation. The telephone and electric power and light industries had just gotten underway.


The Electron Devices Society (EDS) provides the world’s largest forum for sharing the latest in
technological developments in the electronics industry, for developing standards that guide the
development and construction of equipment and systems, and for educating members of the
industry and the general public. Members of the Electron Devices Society are leaders in this field,
and they — and their employers — derive substantial benefits from involvement with this unique
and outstanding association.