IEEE History Center

Preserving the past, enlightening the future and promoting the legacy of electrical engineering, technology and computing.

IEEE History Center

Preserving the past, enlightening the future and promoting the legacy of electrical engineering, technology and computing.

Preserving and promoting the history of technology, the profession and IEEE is a privilege that the IEEE History Center takes very seriously. Through its many targeted programs, the Center collects and disseminates information and resources that exemplify the impact and influence of technology and its relationship, both past and present, to society.

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IEEE Milestones dedicated to honor significant technical achievements associated with IEEE

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Technology icons’ memories preserved in the IEEE Oral History Collection

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unique articles on the Engineering & Technology History
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IEEE History Center News

Sadaoki Furui IEEE

Dedicated Volunteers Enable Expansion of IEEE Oral Histories

“IEEE Life Fellows: Capturing Oral History,” the IEEE History Center’s major oral history project is in full swing. This IEEE New Initiatives Committee (NIC) funded project, captures the life stories and career…

Peter J. Wild IEEE

Helping IEEE Preserve History

According to Peter J. Wild, his more than 50-year affiliation with IEEE has proven invaluable to his career. “I became a member of IEEE after completing my studies as an…

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“A Telephone for the World” Wins 2021 Middleton Prize

In June 1990, Motorola publicly announced an ambitious business venture called Iridium. The project’s signature feature was a constellation of 77 satellites in low-Earth orbit which served as the equivalent…

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