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A suggestive list of technical achievements in IEEE's fields of interest which might be suitable for proposal as milestones. The Region number where the achievement took place is shown. This is by no means all of them, nor does an appearance on this list guarantee approval.  Please feel free to suggest others to [mailto:ieee-history@ieee.org ieee-history@ieee.org]  -- or even better -- [[Milestone Guidelines and How to Propose a Milestone|propose]] an achievement as a milestone.  Please consult the '''[[Milestone Guidelines and How to Propose a Milestone|Milestone Guidelines]] '''for more information on the milestone process.  
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A suggestive list of technical achievements in IEEE's fields of interest which might be suitable for proposal as milestones. The Region number where the achievement took place is shown. This is by no means all of them, nor does an appearance on this list guarantee approval.  The technical area/society given is for suggestion only; it does not restrict the achievement to that society. Multiple societies may cosponsor milestone proposals. Please feel free to suggest others to [mailto:ieee-history@ieee.org ieee-history@ieee.org]  -- or even better -- [[Milestone Guidelines and How to Propose a Milestone|propose]] an achievement as a milestone.  Please consult the '''[[Milestone Guidelines and How to Propose a Milestone|Milestone Guidelines]] '''for more information on the milestone process.  
  
 
There is also a [http://ethw.org/Milestones:List_of_Milestones_by_Region list according to regions] of milestones which have already been dedicated.  
 
There is also a [http://ethw.org/Milestones:List_of_Milestones_by_Region list according to regions] of milestones which have already been dedicated.  
  
Australian IEEE Members have created a [https://ethw.org/Possible_Milestones_for_Australia  list of important technological events in Australia] some of which might also be appropriate for proposal.
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Additional achievements suitable for Milestones include:
  
Last updated: 10 October 2019
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*Australian IEEE Members have created a [https://ethw.org/Possible_Milestones_for_Australia  list of important technological events in Australia] some of which might also be appropriate for proposal.
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*[http://ieeemilestones.ethw.org/List_of_Achievements_Suitable_for_Milestones_featuring_Women  List of Achievements by women that could be proposed as Milestones]
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|Communication Society
 
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|1820
|Discovery of Current/Magnetism
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|Discovery of Electromagnetism
 
|Oersted
 
|Oersted
|Denmark
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|Copenhagen, Denmark
 
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|8
 
|Magnetics Society, Power and Energy Society
 
|Magnetics Society, Power and Energy Society
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|1821
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|Demonstration of electric motor
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|Power and Energy Society
 
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|1822
 
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|France
 
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|Vehicular Technology Society, Electron Devices Society, Power and Energy Society
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|Germany
 
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|1879
 
|1879
 
|Commercial Use of Arc-lighting
 
|Commercial Use of Arc-lighting
 
|Brush
 
|Brush
|Cleveland, Oh, USA
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|Cleveland, OH, USA
 
|2
 
|2
|Consumer Electronics Society, Industrial Electronics Society, Power Electronics Society
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|Power and Energy Society
 
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|Consumer Electronics Society, Industrial Electronics Society, Power Electronics Society
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|Industrial Electronics Society, Power and Energy Society
 
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|Wabash, Indiana
 
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|Consumer Electronics Society, Power and Energy Society, Power Electronics Society
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|Holyoke, Mass., USA
 
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|1
|Professional Communication Society, Broadcast Technology Society, Signal Processing Society
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|Broadcast Technology Society
 
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|1881
 
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|Bombay, India
 
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|10
|Power and Energy Society, Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society
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|Power and Energy Society
 
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|1881
 
|1881
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|Halensee, Germany
 
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|Vehicular Technology Society, Intelligent Transportation Systems Society, Consumer Electronics Society
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|Vehicular Technology Society
 
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|1882
 
|1882
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|New York, NY, USA
 
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|Consumer Electronics Society, Power Electronics Society
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|Consumer Electronics Society, Power and Energy Society
 
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|1882
 
|1882
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|Minneapolis, MN, USA
 
|Minneapolis, MN, USA
 
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|4
|Power Electronics Society, Magnetics Society, Industrial Electronics Society
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|Power and Energy Society
 
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|1882
 
|1882
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|Surrey, England
 
|Surrey, England
 
|8
 
|8
|Power Electronics Society, Magnetics Society, Industrial Electronics Society
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|Power and Energy Society
 
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|1882
 
|1882
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|New York, NY, USA
 
|New York, NY, USA
 
|1
 
|1
|Power Electronics Society, Consumer Electronics Society
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|Consumer Electronics Society
 
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|1882
 
|1882
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|Saxony, Germany
 
|Saxony, Germany
 
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|8
|Vehicular Technology Society, Industrial Electronics Society
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|Vehicular Technology Society, Power and Energy Society
 
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|1885
 
|1885
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|Lynn, Ma
 
|Lynn, Ma
 
|1
 
|1
|Consumer Electronics Society, Power Electronics Society
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|Industry Applications Society, Power and Energy Society
 
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|1886
 
|1886
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|Newcastle-on-Tyne, England
 
|Newcastle-on-Tyne, England
 
|8
 
|8
|Consumer Electronics Society, Power Electronics Society
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|Consumer Electronics Society, Power and Energy Society
 
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|-
 
|1886
 
|1886
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|Richmond, VA, USA
 
|Richmond, VA, USA
 
|3
 
|3
|Consumer Electronics Society, Power Electronics Society
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|Power and Energy Society
 
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|1886
 
|1886
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|Spain
 
|Spain
 
|8
 
|8
|Instrumentation and Measurement Society, Power Electronics Society, Oceanic Engineering Society, Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society
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|Oceanic Engineering Society, Vehicular Technology Society
 
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|1886
 
|1886
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|Oberlin, OH, USA
 
|Oberlin, OH, USA
 
|2
 
|2
|Electron Devices Society
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|Industry Applications Society
 
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|1886
 
|1886
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|Paris, France
 
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|8
|Electron Devices Society
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|1886
 
|1886
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|Montgomery, AL, USA
 
|Montgomery, AL, USA
 
|3
 
|3
|Vehicular Technology Society, Intelligent Transportation Systems Society
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|Vehicular Technology Society
 
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|-
 
|1887
 
|1887
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|Mannheim, Germany
 
|Mannheim, Germany
 
|8
 
|8
|Power Electronics Society, Industrial Electronics Society
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|Power and Energy Society, Vehicular Technology Society
 
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|1888
 
|1888
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|New York  
 
|New York  
 
|1
 
|1
|Vehicular Technology Society, Industrial Electronics Society, Power Electronics Society
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|Vehicular Technology Society, Power and Energy Society
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|1888
 
|AC Induction Motor
 
|Ferraris
 
|Turin, Italy
 
|8
 
|Vehicular Technology Society, Industrial Electronics Society, Power Electronics Society
 
 
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|1889
 
|1889
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|Kansas City, MO, USA
 
|Kansas City, MO, USA
 
|4
 
|4
|Professional Communication Society, Consumer Electronic Society, Signal Processing Society
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|Communications Society
 
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|-
 
|1889
 
|1889
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|Minas Gerais, Brazil
 
|Minas Gerais, Brazil
 
|9
 
|9
|Power and Energy Society, Industrial Electronics Society
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|Power and Energy Society
 
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|-
 
|1890
 
|1890
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|Des Moines, Iowa
 
|Des Moines, Iowa
 
|4
 
|4
|Vehicular Technology Society, Consumer Electronics Society
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|Vehicular Technology Society
 
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|1890
 
|1890
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|Williamette Falls, Or
 
|Williamette Falls, Or
 
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|6
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|1890
 
|1890
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|Washington, DC, USA
 
|Washington, DC, USA
 
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|2
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|Computer Society, Computational Intelligence Society
 
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|1892
 
|1892
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|Brooklyn, NY, USA
 
|Brooklyn, NY, USA
 
|1
 
|1
|Power Electronics Society, Consumer Electronics Society
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|Power and Energy Society
 
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|1895
 
|1895
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|Wuerzburg, Germany
 
|Wuerzburg, Germany
 
|8
 
|8
|Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Microwave Theory and Techniques Society
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|Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1897
 
|1897
|CRT
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|Cathode Ray Tube
 
|Braun
 
|Braun
 
|Strausbourg, Germany
 
|Strausbourg, Germany
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|At&t,  
 
|At&t,  
 
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|1
|Power and Energy Society, Circuits and Systems Society
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|Communications Society
 
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|1899
 
|1899
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|Washington, DC, USA
 
|Washington, DC, USA
 
|2
 
|2
|Consumer Electronics Society, Power Electronics Society
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|Consumer Electronics Society, Professional Communications Society
 
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|1901
 
|1901
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|Hewit, NY, USA
 
|Hewit, NY, USA
 
|1
 
|1
|Consumer Electronics Society, Power Electronics Society
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|Power and Energy Society
 
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|1902
 
|1902
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|England  
 
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|8
|Consumer Electronics Society, Power Electronics Society
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|1904
 
|1904
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|New York, NY
 
|New York, NY
 
|1
 
|1
|Power and Energy Society, Circuits and Systems Society
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|Power and Energy Society
 
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|1906
 
|1906
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|Washington, DC, USA
 
|Washington, DC, USA
 
|2
 
|2
|Broadcast Technology Society, Consumer Electronics Society, Circuits and Systems Society
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|Broadcast Technology Society, Consumer Electronics Society
 
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|1906
 
|1906
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|Germany
 
|Germany
 
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|8
|Broadcast Technology Society, Consumer Electronics Society, Circuits and Systems Society
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|Broadcast Technology Society, Consumer Electronics Society
 
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|1906
 
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|Brixton, England
 
|Brixton, England
 
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|8
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|Communications Society
 
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|1906
 
|1906
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|Vienna, Austria
 
|8
 
|8
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|1906
 
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|US
 
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|1
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|Electron Devices Society
 
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|1906
 
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|Estonia or St. Petersburg, Russia
 
|Estonia or St. Petersburg, Russia
 
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|8
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|Instrumentation and Measurement Society
 
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|1907
 
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|USA
 
|USA
 
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|4
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|1907
 
|1907
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|New Berlin, OH, USA
 
|New Berlin, OH, USA
 
|2
 
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|Consumer Electronics Society
 
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|1910
 
|1910
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|Sweden  
 
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|Circuits and Systems Society, Electron Devices Society, Power and Energy Society
 
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|1910
 
|1910
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|France  
 
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|8
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|1910
 
|1910
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|Us
 
|Us
 
|1
 
|1
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|Circuits and Systems Society
 
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|1911
 
|1911
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|Dayton, OH, USA
 
|Dayton, OH, USA
 
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|2
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|Vehicular Technology Society
 
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|1914
 
|1914
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|Cleveland, OH, USA
 
|Cleveland, OH, USA
 
|2
 
|2
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|Power and Energy Society, Product Safety Engineering Society, Vehicular Technology Society
 
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|-
 
|1915
 
|1915
|1st Transcontinental Telephone
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|Transcontinental Telephone
 
|Bell and Watson
 
|Bell and Watson
 
|San Francisco
 
|San Francisco
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|3 and 6
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|Communications Society
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|1915
 
|2nd Transcontinental Telephone
 
|Bell and Watson
 
|Washington, DC, USA
 
|3
 
|
 
 
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|1916
 
|1916
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|Arlington, Virginia
 
|Arlington, Virginia
 
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|Antennas and Propagation Society, Broadcast Technology Society, Communications Society, Signal Processing Society
 
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|1916
 
|1916
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|San Francisco
 
|San Francisco
 
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|Antennas and Propagation Society, Broadcast Technology Society, Communications Society, Signal Processing Society
 
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|1917
 
|1917
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|Columbia University, New York City
 
|Columbia University, New York City
 
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|Electron Devices Society
 
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|1917
 
|1917
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|France
 
|France
 
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|Electron Devices
 
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|1917
 
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|Antennas and Propagation Society, Broadcast Technology Society, Communications Society, Signal Processing Society
 
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|1918
 
|1918
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|Detroit, USA
 
|Detroit, USA
 
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|4
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|Consumer Electronics Society, Power and Energy Society
 
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|1918
 
|1918
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|Ashland, MA, USA
 
|Ashland, MA, USA
 
|1
 
|1
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|Consumer Electronics Society, Instrumentation and Measurement Society
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|1919
 
|Neutrodyne Hazeltine
 
|Hoboken
 
|NJ, USA
 
|1
 
|
 
 
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|1919
 
|1919
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|Japan
 
|Japan
 
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|Electron Devices Society
 
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|1921
 
|1921
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|Bell Labs
 
|Bell Labs
 
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|Consumer Electronics Society, Instrumentation and Measurement Society
 
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|1925
 
|1925
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|France
 
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|Industrial Electronics Society, Photonics Society
 
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|1925
 
|1925
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|Schenectady, NY, USA
 
|Schenectady, NY, USA
 
|1
 
|1
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|Signal Processing Society, Power and Energy Society, Power Electronics Society, Circuits and Systems Society
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|1925
 
|Quartz Crystal Watch
 
|Numerous
 
|New York
 
|1
 
|
 
 
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|-
 
|1926
 
|1926
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|Chicago, USA
 
|Chicago, USA
 
|4
 
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|Consumer Electronics Society, Power and Energy Society
 
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|1926
 
|1926
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|London, England
 
|London, England
 
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|Consumer Electronics Society, Signal Processing Society
 
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|1926
 
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|Capetown, South Africa
 
|Capetown, South Africa
 
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|Geoscience & Remote Sensing
 
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|-
 
|1927
 
|1927
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|Hollywood, USA
 
|Hollywood, USA
 
|6
 
|6
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|Consumer Electronics Society, Signal Processing Society
 
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|1927
 
|1927
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|WestChicago, USA
 
|WestChicago, USA
 
|4
 
|4
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|Consumer Electronics Society
 
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|1927
 
|1927
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|Cambridge, MA, USA
 
|Cambridge, MA, USA
 
|1
 
|1
|
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|Computer Society
 
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|1927
 
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|Bell Labs
 
|Bell Labs
 
|1
 
|1
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|Circuits and Systems Society, Signal Processing Society
 
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|1927
 
|1927
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|Eindhoven, Netherlands
 
|Eindhoven, Netherlands
 
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|8
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|Circuits and Systems Society, Power and Energy Society
 
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|-
 
|1927
 
|1927
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|Stillwater, MN, USA
 
|Stillwater, MN, USA
 
|4
 
|4
|
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|Consumer Electronics Society
 
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|-
 
|1927
 
|1927
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|Cambridge, MA, USA
 
|Cambridge, MA, USA
 
|1
 
|1
|
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|Signal Processing Society, Photonics Society
 
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|-
 
|1928
 
|1928
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|USA
 
|USA
 
|6
 
|6
|
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|Signal Processing Society, Photonics Society, Broadcast Technology Society, Consumer Electronics Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1928
 
|1928
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|Germany
 
|Germany
 
|8
 
|8
|
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|Instrumentation and Measurement Society, Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society, Product Safety Engineering Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1929
 
|1929
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|New York, NY, USA
 
|New York, NY, USA
 
|1
 
|1
|
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|Broadcast Technology Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1929
 
|1929
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|Jena, Germany
 
|Jena, Germany
 
|8
 
|8
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|Signal Processing Society, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1929
 
|1929
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|Berlin, Germany
 
|Berlin, Germany
 
|8
 
|8
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|Electron Devices Society, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1929
 
|1929
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|Austria,  
 
|Austria,  
 
|8
 
|8
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|Signal Processing Society, Magnetics Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1930
 
|1930
|Fm
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|FM
 
|Armstrong
 
|Armstrong
 
|Columbia University, New York City
 
|Columbia University, New York City
 
|1
 
|1
|
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|Antennas and Propagation Society, Broadcast Technology Society, Consumer Electronics Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1931
 
|1931
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|Los Angeles, CA, USA
 
|Los Angeles, CA, USA
 
|6
 
|6
|
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|Consumer Electronics Society, Circuits and Systems Society
|-
 
|1931
 
|Crystal Microphone
 
|Sawyer
 
|Cleveland Hts., OH, USA
 
|2
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1931
 
|1931
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|Stamford, CT, USA
 
|Stamford, CT, USA
 
|1
 
|1
|
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|Consumer Electronics Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1931
 
|1931
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|Pittsburgh, PA, USA
 
|Pittsburgh, PA, USA
 
|2
 
|2
|
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|Signal Processing Society, Photonics Society, Broadcast Technology Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1932
 
|1932
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|Muscle Shoals, AL
 
|Muscle Shoals, AL
 
|3
 
|3
|
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|Power and Energy Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1933
 
|1933
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|Balaclava, Ukraine
 
|Balaclava, Ukraine
 
|8
 
|8
|
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|Power and Energy Society
 
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|-
 
|1934
 
|1934
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|Chicago, IL, USA
 
|Chicago, IL, USA
 
|4
 
|4
|
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|Consumer Electronics Society, Signal Processing Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1934
 
|1934
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|Cleveland, OH, USA
 
|Cleveland, OH, USA
 
|2
 
|2
|
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|Vehicular Technology Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1934
 
|1934
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|Rechlin, Germany
 
|Rechlin, Germany
 
|8
 
|8
|
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|Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, Antennas and Propagation Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1935
 
|1935
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|London, England
 
|London, England
 
|8
 
|8
|
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|Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, Antennas and Propagation Society, Microwave Theory & Techniques Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1935
 
|1935
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|Endicott, NY, USA
 
|Endicott, NY, USA
 
|1
 
|1
|
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|Consumer Electronics Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1936
 
|1936
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|Berlin, Germany
 
|Berlin, Germany
 
|8
 
|8
|
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|Magnetics Society, Signal Processing Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1936
 
|1936
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|Boulder City, NV, USA
 
|Boulder City, NV, USA
 
|6
 
|6
|
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|Power and Energy Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1938
 
|1938
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|Silicon Valley, CA, USA
 
|Silicon Valley, CA, USA
 
|6
 
|6
|
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|Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, Circuits and Systems Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1938
 
|1938
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|New York, NY, USA
 
|New York, NY, USA
 
|1
 
|1
|
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|Consumer Electronics Society
|-
 
|1939
 
|1st Electronic-digital Computerat
 
|Anasoff/Beames
 
|IA, USA
 
|4
 
|
 
|-
 
|194?
 
|Magnetic Resonance Imaging
 
|Felix Bloch, Edward Purcell
 
|Stanford and Harvard, USA
 
|1
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1941
 
|1941
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|Minneapolis, MN, USA
 
|Minneapolis, MN, USA
 
|4
 
|4
|
+
|Robotics and Automation Society, Intelligent Transportation Systems Society, Vehicular Technology Society, Aerospace & Electronic Systems Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1941
 
|1941
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|Grandpa's Knob, VT
 
|Grandpa's Knob, VT
 
|1
 
|1
|
+
|Power and Energy Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1943
 
|1943
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|Endicott, NY, USA
 
|Endicott, NY, USA
 
|1
 
|1
|
+
|Computer Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1948
 
|1948
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|Chicago, IL, USA
 
|Chicago, IL, USA
 
|4
 
|4
|Ultrasonics, Ferroelectics, and Frequency Control Society; Signal Processing Society, Instrumentation and Measurement Society, Consumer Electronics Society, Information Theory Society
+
|Ultrasonics, Ferroelectics, and Frequency Control Society; Signal Processing Society, Instrumentation and Measurement Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1948
 
|1948
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|Oregon, USA
 
|Oregon, USA
 
|6
 
|6
|Broadcast Technology Society, Communications Society, Consumer Electronics Society, Information Theory Society, Signal Processing Society, Society on Social Implications of Technology
+
|Broadcast Technology Society, Communications Society, Consumer Electronics Society, Information Theory Society, Signal Processing Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1948
 
|1948
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|Anaheim, CA, USA
 
|Anaheim, CA, USA
 
|6
 
|6
|
+
|Consumer Electronics Society, Signal Processing Society
|-
 
|1952
 
|Cinerama
 
|Numerous
 
|New York, USA
 
|1
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1952
 
|1952
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|Eckert-Mauchly Co., Philadelphia, PA, USA
 
|Eckert-Mauchly Co., Philadelphia, PA, USA
 
|1
 
|1
|
+
|Computer Society, Solid-State Circuits Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1952
 
|1952
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|Harvard University,  
 
|Harvard University,  
 
|1
 
|1
|
+
|Magnetics Society, Computer Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1952
 
|1952
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|Philadelphia, pa, USA
 
|Philadelphia, pa, USA
 
|2
 
|2
|
+
|Computer Society, Industrial Electronics Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1954
 
|1954
Line 1,176: Line 1,130:
 
|Indianapolis, In, USA
 
|Indianapolis, In, USA
 
|4
 
|4
|
+
|Computer Society, Circuits and Systems Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1956
 
|1956
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|PA, USA
 
|PA, USA
 
|2
 
|2
|
+
|Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society, Industrial Electronics Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1956
 
|1956
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|New York,  
 
|New York,  
 
|1
 
|1
|
+
|Computer Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1956
 
|1956
Line 1,197: Line 1,151:
 
|SanJose, CA, USA
 
|SanJose, CA, USA
 
|6
 
|6
|
+
|Computer Society, Magnetics Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1956
 
|1956
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|Melrose, Massachusetts, USA
 
|Melrose, Massachusetts, USA
 
|1
 
|1
|
+
|Instrumentation and Measurement Society, Information Theory Society, Broadcast Technology Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1956
 
|1956
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|University of Minnesota, MN, USA
 
|University of Minnesota, MN, USA
 
|4
 
|4
|
+
|Reliability Society, Electronics Packaging Society, Vehicular Technology Society, Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1957
 
|1957
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|Johns Hopkins U., Baltimore, MD, U.S.A.
 
|Johns Hopkins U., Baltimore, MD, U.S.A.
 
|2
 
|2
|
+
|Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1957
 
|1957
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|Eveready Lab, Cleveland, OH, U.S.A.
 
|Eveready Lab, Cleveland, OH, U.S.A.
 
|2
 
|2
|
+
|Power and Energy Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1958
 
|1958
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|TI, Dallas, TX, USA
 
|TI, Dallas, TX, USA
 
|5
 
|5
|
+
|Solid-State Circuits Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1958
 
|1958
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|Ames, IA, USA
 
|Ames, IA, USA
 
|4
 
|4
|
+
|Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1959
 
|1959
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|Vancouver, Canada
 
|Vancouver, Canada
 
|7
 
|7
|
+
|Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, Broadcast Technology Society, Antennas and Propagation Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1959
 
|1959
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|Port Arthur, Tx, USA
 
|Port Arthur, Tx, USA
 
|5
 
|5
|
+
|Computer Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1959
 
|1959
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|Tokyo, Japan
 
|Tokyo, Japan
 
|10
 
|10
|
+
|Circuits and Systems Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1960
 
|1960
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|Washington, DC, USA
 
|Washington, DC, USA
 
|2
 
|2
|
+
|Computer Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1962
 
|1962
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|Syracuse, NY, USA
 
|Syracuse, NY, USA
 
|1
 
|1
|
+
|Consumer Electronics Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1962
 
|1962
Line 1,281: Line 1,235:
 
|Clarence, NewYork
 
|Clarence, NewYork
 
|1
 
|1
|
+
|Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1962
 
|1962
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|Danbury, Ma, USA
 
|Danbury, Ma, USA
 
|1
 
|1
|
+
|Robotics and Automation Society, Industrial Electronics Society, Industry Applications Society, Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1962
 
|1962
Line 1,295: Line 1,249:
 
|Brand, Stanford University, USA
 
|Brand, Stanford University, USA
 
|6
 
|6
|
+
|Computer Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1963
 
|1963
Line 1,302: Line 1,256:
 
|New Mexico
 
|New Mexico
 
|6
 
|6
|
+
|Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1963
 
|1963
Line 1,309: Line 1,263:
 
|Philadelphia
 
|Philadelphia
 
|2
 
|2
|
+
|Broadcast Technology Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1964
 
|1964
Line 1,316: Line 1,270:
 
|Endicott, NY, USA
 
|Endicott, NY, USA
 
|1
 
|1
|
+
|Computer Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1964
 
|1964
Line 1,323: Line 1,277:
 
|Ann Arbor, MI, USA
 
|Ann Arbor, MI, USA
 
|4
 
|4
|
+
|Electron Devices Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1964
 
|1964
Line 1,330: Line 1,284:
 
|Trumansburg, NY, USA
 
|Trumansburg, NY, USA
 
|1
 
|1
|
+
|Circuits and Systems Society, Consumer Electronics Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1965
 
|1965
Line 1,337: Line 1,291:
 
|Boston, MA, USA
 
|Boston, MA, USA
 
|1
 
|1
|
+
|Computer Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1965
 
|1965
Line 1,344: Line 1,298:
 
|Colorado, USA
 
|Colorado, USA
 
|5
 
|5
|
+
|Product Safety Engineering Society, Instrumentation and Measurement Society, Consumer Electronics Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1967
 
|1967
Line 1,351: Line 1,305:
 
|London, England
 
|London, England
 
|1
 
|1
|
+
|Signal Processing Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1967
 
|1967
Line 1,358: Line 1,312:
 
|California, USA
 
|California, USA
 
|6
 
|6
|
+
|Signal Processing Society, Communications Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|197?
 
|197?
Line 1,365: Line 1,319:
 
|England
 
|England
 
|8
 
|8
|
+
|Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Computer Society, Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, Instrumentation and Measurement Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1970
 
|1970
Line 1,372: Line 1,326:
 
|Zurich, Switzerland
 
|Zurich, Switzerland
 
|8
 
|8
|
+
|Computer Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1970
 
|1970
Line 1,379: Line 1,333:
 
|San Jose, CA, USA
 
|San Jose, CA, USA
 
|6
 
|6
|
+
|Computer Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1971
 
|1971
Line 1,407: Line 1,361:
 
|Englewood, NJ, USA
 
|Englewood, NJ, USA
 
|1
 
|1
|
+
|Computer Society, Consumer Electronics Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1979
 
|1979
Line 1,414: Line 1,368:
 
|Menlo Park, CA, USA
 
|Menlo Park, CA, USA
 
|6
 
|6
|
+
|Computer Society, Industry Applications Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1979, 1980
 
|1979, 1980
Line 1,421: Line 1,375:
 
|Oxford and Grenoble
 
|Oxford and Grenoble
 
|8
 
|8
|
+
|Computer Society, Circuits and Systems Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1980
 
|1980
Line 1,428: Line 1,382:
 
|Yorktown Heights, NY, USA
 
|Yorktown Heights, NY, USA
 
|1
 
|1
|
+
|Electron Devices Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1981
 
|1981
Line 1,435: Line 1,389:
 
|Zurich, Switzerland
 
|Zurich, Switzerland
 
|8
 
|8
|
+
|Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Instrumentation and Measurement Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1982
 
|1982
Line 1,442: Line 1,396:
 
|CA, USA
 
|CA, USA
 
|6
 
|6
|
+
|Computer Society
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1990
 
|1990
Line 1,449: Line 1,403:
 
|New York City, USA
 
|New York City, USA
 
|1
 
|1
|
+
|Signal Processing Society
 
|}
 
|}

Latest revision as of 16:27, 11 February 2020

A suggestive list of technical achievements in IEEE's fields of interest which might be suitable for proposal as milestones. The Region number where the achievement took place is shown. This is by no means all of them, nor does an appearance on this list guarantee approval.  The technical area/society given is for suggestion only; it does not restrict the achievement to that society. Multiple societies may cosponsor milestone proposals. Please feel free to suggest others to ieee-history@ieee.org  -- or even better -- propose an achievement as a milestone.  Please consult the Milestone Guidelines for more information on the milestone process.

There is also a list according to regions of milestones which have already been dedicated.

Additional achievements suitable for Milestones include:

Last updated: 24 January 2020

Date Milestone Associated person Location IEEE Region Technical area/society
4th Century Bce Description of Use of Magnetic Compass, (could Also Be 1040-44, Book collection of Most Important Military Techniques, Kaifeng, Henan,china, Or 1117 First Written Mention of A Magnetic Compass For Maritime Navigation, Zhu Yu, Huanggang, Hubei, China) Wang Xu Defeng County, Henan, China 10 Magnetics Society, Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, Instrumentation and Measurement Society, Vehicular Technology Society
1617 Napier's Bones Napier Edinburgh, Scotland 8 Instrumentation and Measurement Society, Computer Society
1621 Slide Rule Oughtred Albury, England 8 Computer Society
1623 Mechanical Calculator Schichard Tuebingen, Germany 8 Computer Society
1642 Advanced Calculator Pascal Paris or Rouen, France 8 Computer Society
1671 Reliable Calculator Liebniz Mainz, Germany 8 Computer Society
1729 Discovery of Conduction Gray London 8 Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society, Electron Devices Society
1745 "Leyden Jar" type Capacitator Ewald G. von Kleist Germany 8 Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society, Power and Energy Society, Electron Devices Society
1746 Leyden Jar Pieter van Musschenbroek and others, debatable precedence Leyden, Netherlands, also Germany 8 Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society, Power and Energy Society, Electron Devices Society
1790 Galvanism Galvani Bologna, Italy 8 Power and Energy Society, Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society
1808 Arc Lighting Davy England 8 Power and Energy Society
1810 Electrolytic Telegraph Von Sommering Munich, Germany 8 Communication Society
1820 Discovery of Electromagnetism Oersted Copenhagen, Denmark 8 Magnetics Society, Power and Energy Society
1821 Demonstration of electric motor Faraday London, England 8 Power and Energy Society
1822 Fresnel Lens (lighthouses) and transverse wave theory of light Augustin Fresnel Gironde River, France 8 Photonics Society, Vehicular Technology Society
1824 Electromagnet Sturgeon London, England 8 Magnetics Society
1824 Galvanometer Ampere Paris, France 8 Power Electronics Society
1824 Thermocouple Seebech Berlin, Germany 8 Electron Devices Society, Power Electronics Society
1828 Electric Motor Henry Albany, NY, USA 1 Magnetics Society, Vehicular Technology Society
1828 Ohm's Law/resistance Ohm Cologne, Germany 8 Power and Energy Society
1830 Bimetallic Thermostat Ure Glasgow, Scotland 8 Instrumentation and Measurement Society
1831 Discovery of Induction Faraday London, England 8 Magnetics Society, Electromagnetic Compatibility Society, Power Electronics Society
1833 Difference Engine Babbage Cambridge, England 8 Computer Society
1833 Electric Telegraph Key Gauss/weber Goettingen, Germany 8 Communications Society
1834 Early Electric Light Lindsay Dundee, Scotland 8 Power and Energy Society, Consumer Electronics Society
1836 Electric Telegraph Cooke & Wheatsone London, England 8 Communications Society
1837 Analytical Engine Babbage London, England 8 Computer Society
1837 Practical Electric Motor Davenport Rutland, VT, USA 1 Magnetics Society, Power and Energy Society, Vehicular Technology
1840 Electroplating Wright Birmingham, England 8 Industry Applications
1840 First program Ada Augusta London, England 8 Computer Society
1844 Washington-Baltimore Telegraph Morse Maryland, USA 2 Communications Society
1850 Kirchoff's Laws Kirchoff Koenigsberg, Germany 8 Electron Devices Society, Power Electronics Society
1854 Electric Loom Bonelli Turin, Italy 8 Industry Applications, Power Electronics Society
1854 Printing Telegraph Hughes Kentucky, USA 3 Communications Society
1856 Shuttle-wound Armature Von Siemens Berlin, Germany 8 Industry Applications, Power Electronics Society
1859 Discovery of Cathode Rays Pluker Bonn, Germany 8 Electron Devices Society
1859 Storage Battery Plante France 8 Electron Devices Society
1860 Arc Welding Wilde London 8 Industry Applications
1868 Primary Dry Cell Leclanche France 8 Power Engineering Society
1873 DC Generator/lighthouses Gramme Belgium 8 Photonics Society, PES, Vehicular Technology Society
1874 Early Electric Car Salomans Kent, England 8 Vehicular Technology Society, Power Electronics Society, Intelligent Transportation Society
1875 Electric Dental Drill Green Kalamazoo, MI, USA 4 Industrial Electronics Society, Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society
1877 Dynamic Microphone Curtis/Reddi Boston 1 Broadcast Technology Society
1877 Resistance Welding Thompson Philadelphia, Pa, USA 2 Industry Applications
1877 Telephone Switchboard Holmes Boston, MA, USA 1 Communications Society
1878 Alternator Gramme/Fonta France 8 Power and Energy Society
1878 Alternator Siemens Germany 8 Vehicular Technology Society, Power and Energy Society
1879 Commercial Use of Arc-lighting Brush Cleveland, OH, USA 2 Power and Energy Society
1880 Contributions of Lewis Latimer Latimer New York 1 Industrial Electronics Society, Power and Energy Society
1880 Early Hydroelectric Site Numerous Grand Rapids, MI, USA 4 Industrial Electronics Society, Power and Energy Society, Magetics Society
1880 First Electrically Lit Town Numerous Wabash, Indiana 4 Power and Energy Society
1881 Commercial Music Over Wire Cahill Holyoke, Mass., USA 1 Broadcast Technology Society
1881 Solar-powered Pump Adams Bombay, India 10 Power and Energy Society
1881 Transformer Gaulard/Gibb Paris, France 8 Power and Energy Society, Electron Devices Society, Industrial Electronics Societey
1882 Elektromote Trackless Car Von Siemens Halensee, Germany 8 Vehicular Technology Society
1882 Commercial Electric Fan Crocker/Curt New York, NY, USA 1 Consumer Electronics Society, Power and Energy Society
1882 Early Hydroelectric Site Brush Minneapolis, MN, USA 4 Power and Energy Society
1882 Early Hydroelectric Site Calder/Barre Surrey, England 8 Power and Energy Society
1882 Electric Iron Seely New York, NY, USA 1 Consumer Electronics Society
1882 Electric Mine Railway Von Siemens Saxony, Germany 8 Vehicular Technology Society, Power and Energy Society
1885 Magnetic Circuit Theory Hopkinson London, England 8 Magnetics Society, Circuits and Systems Society
1885 Mass Production of Edison Lamps Thomson Lynn, Ma 1 Industry Applications Society, Power and Energy Society
1886 Bayonet Cap Light Bulb Swan Newcastle-on-Tyne, England 8 Consumer Electronics Society, Power and Energy Society
1886 Electric Heater Burton Richmond, VA, USA 3 Power and Energy Society
1886 Electric Submarine Peral Spain 8 Oceanic Engineering Society, Vehicular Technology Society
1886 Electrolytic Reduction of Aluminium Hall Oberlin, OH, USA 2 Industry Applications Society
1886 Electrolytic Reduction of Aluminium Herault Paris, France 8 Industry Applications Society
1886 First Electric Trolley System Numerous people Montgomery, AL, USA 3 Vehicular Technology Society
1887 Electric Elevator Von Siemens Mannheim, Germany 8 Power and Energy Society, Vehicular Technology Society
1888 AC Induction Motor Tesla New York 1 Vehicular Technology Society, Power and Energy Society
1889 Automatic Telephone Exchange Strowger Kansas City, MO, USA 4 Communications Society
1889 Marmelos Zero Hydro Plant Numerous Minas Gerais, Brazil 9 Power and Energy Society
1890 Electric Motor Car Morrison Des Moines, Iowa 4 Vehicular Technology Society
1890 High-frequency Generator Thomson Chicago, USA 4 Power and Energy Society, Magnetics Society
1890 Long-distance AC Transmission Numerous Inventors Williamette Falls, Or 6 Power and Energy Society
1890 Punched-card Machine Holerith Washington, DC, USA 2 Computer Society, Computational Intelligence Society
1892 Lorentz Paper On The Electron Lorentz Benelux section 8 Electron Devices Society
1893 Coney Island Electric Escalator Reno Brooklyn, NY, USA 1 Power and Energy Society
1895 X-rays Roentgen Wuerzburg, Germany 8 Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
1897 Cathode Ray Tube Braun Strausbourg, Germany 8 Photonics Society, Power Electronics Society, Consumer Electronics Society
1897 Discovery of Electron Thomson Cambridge, England 8 Electron Devices Society, Power and Energy Society
1899 Loading Coil Pupin At&t, 1 Communications Society
1899 Magnetic Recording Poulsen Denmark 8 Magnetics Society, Signal Processing Society
1901 Electric Typewriter Cahill Washington, DC, USA 2 Consumer Electronics Society, Professional Communications Society
1901 Mercury Discharge Lamp Cooper Hewit, NY, USA 1 Power and Energy Society
1902 Early Broadcast Stubblefield Murphy, KY, USA 3 Broadcast Technology Society, Antennas and Propagation Society
1902 Oscilloscope Ryan Ithaca, NY, USA 1 Electron Devices Society, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
1902 George Darby's Patent For Electrical Heat And Smoke Detector Birmingham England 8 Consumer Electronics Society
1904 Transposition of AC lines Frank Fowle New York, NY 1 Power and Energy Society
1906 Crystal Detector Dunwoody/Pic Washington, DC, USA 2 Broadcast Technology Society, Consumer Electronics Society
1906 Crystal Detector Braun Germany 8 Broadcast Technology Society, Consumer Electronics Society
1906 Sound Film Lauste Brixton, England 8 Communications Society
1906 Telephone Amplifier Tube Von Lieben Vienna, Austria 8 Communications Society
1906 Triode DeForrest US 1 Electron Devices Society
1906 Electromagnetic Seismograph Dorpat Estonia or St. Petersburg, Russia 8 Instrumentation and Measurement Society
1907 Cinema Projection System Bell and Howell USA 4 Consumer Electronics Society
1907 Upright Vacuum Cleaner Spangler New Berlin, OH, USA 2 Consumer Electronics Society
1910 Ni-Cd Battery Jungner Sweden 8 Circuits and Systems Society, Electron Devices Society, Power and Energy Society
1910 Radio Direction Finder Bellini/Tosiboulogne France 8 Antennas and Propagation Society
1910 Tungsten Filament Coolidge Us 1 Circuits and Systems Society
1911 Automobile Self Starter Kettering Dayton, OH, USA 2 Vehicular Technology Society
1914 Electric Traffic Light Benesch Cleveland, OH, USA 2 Power and Energy Society, Product Safety Engineering Society, Vehicular Technology Society
1915 Transcontinental Telephone Bell and Watson San Francisco 3 and 6 Communications Society
1916 Radio Telephone Numerous Arlington, Virginia 2 Antennas and Propagation Society, Broadcast Technology Society, Communications Society, Signal Processing Society
1916 Radio Telephone Numerous San Francisco 6 Antennas and Propagation Society, Broadcast Technology Society, Communications Society, Signal Processing Society
1917 Superheterodyne Armstrong Columbia University, New York City 1 Electron Devices Society
1917 Superheterodyne Levy France 8 Electron Devices
1917 VHF Marconi Wales 8 Antennas and Propagation Society, Broadcast Technology Society, Communications Society, Signal Processing Society
1918 Electric Refrigerator Wales Et Al. Detroit, USA 4 Consumer Electronics Society, Power and Energy Society
1918 Practical AC Clock Warren Ashland, MA, USA 1 Consumer Electronics Society, Instrumentation and Measurement Society
1919 Permanent Electrostatic Fields Eguchi Japan 10 Electron Devices Society
1921 Magnetron Hall Schenectady, NY, USA 1 Magnetics Society, Microwave Theory and Techniques Society
1921 Graphical Calculator for power transmission computations Edith Clarke Schenectady, NY, USA 1 Computer Society, Instrumentation and Measurement Society
1923 PNJ Interconnection Numerous Valley, Forge, PA, USA 1 Vehicular Technology Society, Intelligent Transportation Society
1924 Stereo Phonography Keller Bell Labs 1 Consumer Electronics Society, Instrumentation and Measurement Society
1925 Cinemascope Chretien France 8 Industrial Electronics Society, Photonics Society
1925 Electrodynamic Loudspeaker Numerous Schenectady, NY, USA 1 Signal Processing Society, Power and Energy Society, Power Electronics Society, Circuits and Systems Society
1926 All-electric Gramaphone Brunswick Chicago, USA 4 Consumer Electronics Society, Power and Energy Society
1926 Mechanical TV/1st TV License Baird London, England 8 Consumer Electronics Society, Signal Processing Society
1926 South Africa Lightning Research Numerous Capetown, South Africa 8 Geoscience & Remote Sensing
1927 1st Commercial Movie with Sound (Talkie) The Jazz Singer Numerous Inventors Hollywood, USA 6 Consumer Electronics Society, Signal Processing Society
1927 All-electric Juke Box Harrison WestChicago, USA 4 Consumer Electronics Society
1927 Differential Analyzer Bush Cambridge, MA, USA 1 Computer Society
1927 Negative Feedback Amp Black Bell Labs 1 Circuits and Systems Society, Signal Processing Society
1927 Pentode Holst/Tellegen Eindhoven, Netherlands 8 Circuits and Systems Society, Power and Energy Society
1927 Pop-up Toaster Strite Stillwater, MN, USA 4 Consumer Electronics Society
1927 Technicolor Kalmusetal Cambridge, MA, USA 1 Signal Processing Society, Photonics Society
1928 All-electronic TV Farnsworth USA 6 Signal Processing Society, Photonics Society, Broadcast Technology Society, Consumer Electronics Society
1928 Geiger Tube Geiger/Mulletuebingen Germany 8 Instrumentation and Measurement Society, Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society, Product Safety Engineering Society
1929 Coaxial Cable Numerous New York, NY, USA 1 Broadcast Technology Society
1929 Electro-encephalogram Berger Jena, Germany 8 Signal Processing Society, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
1929 Electron Microscope Knoll/Ruska Berlin, Germany 8 Electron Devices Society, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
1929 Recording Tape Pfleumer Austria, 8 Signal Processing Society, Magnetics Society
1930 FM Armstrong Columbia University, New York City 1 Antennas and Propagation Society, Broadcast Technology Society, Consumer Electronics Society
1931 Commercial Electric Guitar Rickenbacker Los Angeles, CA, USA 6 Consumer Electronics Society, Circuits and Systems Society
1931 Electric Razor Schick Stamford, CT, USA 1 Consumer Electronics Society
1931 Iconoscope Zworykin Pittsburgh, PA, USA 2 Signal Processing Society, Photonics Society, Broadcast Technology Society
1932 TVA Numerous Muscle Shoals, AL 3 Power and Energy Society
1933 Wind Turbine Connected To Grid Balaclava, Ukraine 8 Power and Energy Society
1934 Tone Wheel Electric Organ Hammond/Hane Chicago, IL, USA 4 Consumer Electronics Society, Signal Processing Society
1934 Diesel-electric Traction Kettering Cleveland, OH, USA 2 Vehicular Technology Society
1934 Radio Beam Aerial Navigation Plendl Rechlin, Germany 8 Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, Antennas and Propagation Society
1935 Early Radar Watson-Watt London, England 8 Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, Antennas and Propagation Society, Microwave Theory & Techniques Society
1935 IBM Mass-prod. Electric Typewriter numerous Endicott, NY, USA 1 Consumer Electronics Society
1936 AEG magnetophone Rec. & Tape Numerous Berlin, Germany 8 Magnetics Society, Signal Processing Society
1936 Boulder Dam Numerous Boulder City, NV, USA 6 Power and Energy Society
1938 Klystron Varian brothers Silicon Valley, CA, USA 6 Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, Circuits and Systems Society
1938 Xerography Carlson New York, NY, USA 1 Consumer Electronics Society
1941 Honeywell Electronic Autopilot Numerous Minneapolis, MN, USA 4 Robotics and Automation Society, Intelligent Transportation Systems Society, Vehicular Technology Society, Aerospace & Electronic Systems Society
1941 Grandpa's Knob Wind Turbine Putnam Grandpa's Knob, VT 1 Power and Energy Society
1943 IBM Mark I Numerous Endicott, NY, USA 1 Computer Society
1948 Atomic Clock/C-14 Dating Libby Chicago, IL, USA 4 Ultrasonics, Ferroelectics, and Frequency Control Society; Signal Processing Society, Instrumentation and Measurement Society
1948 Experimental Cable TV Numerous Inventors Oregon, USA 6 Broadcast Technology Society, Communications Society, Consumer Electronics Society, Information Theory Society, Signal Processing Society
1948 LP Goldmark CBS Laboratories, NewYork, USA 1 Consumer Electronics Society, Signal Processing Society
1949 Electric Guitar Fender Anaheim, CA, USA 6 Consumer Electronics Society, Signal Processing Society
1952 Compiler Hopper Eckert-Mauchly Co., Philadelphia, PA, USA 1 Computer Society, Solid-State Circuits Society
1952 Magnetic Core Memory Wang Harvard University, 1 Magnetics Society, Computer Society
1952 Univac I Mauchley/Eckert Philadelphia, pa, USA 2 Computer Society, Industrial Electronics Society
1954 Regency Portable Transistor Radpies&Koch Indianapolis, In, USA 4 Computer Society, Circuits and Systems Society
1956 Commercial Nuclear Power Generation Shippingport PA, USA 2 Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society, Industrial Electronics Society
1956 Fortran Programming Language Backus New York, 1 Computer Society
1956 IBM Comm. Magnetic Memory Core Numerous SanJose, CA, USA 6 Computer Society, Magnetics Society
1956 Atomichron National Co. Inc Melrose, Massachusetts, USA 1 Instrumentation and Measurement Society, Information Theory Society, Broadcast Technology Society
1956 Flight Data Recorder ("black Box") Ryan University of Minnesota, MN, USA 4 Reliability Society, Electronics Packaging Society, Vehicular Technology Society, Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society
1957 Defibrillator and cardiopulmonary resuscitation Kouwenhoven/Knickerbocker/Jude/Safars Johns Hopkins U., Baltimore, MD, U.S.A. 2 Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
1957 Alkaline battery Lewis Urry Eveready Lab, Cleveland, OH, U.S.A. 2 Power and Energy Society
1958 TI Silicon Junction Transistor Teal TI, Dallas, TX, USA 5 Solid-State Circuits Society
1958 Van Allen Belts Van Allen Ames, IA, USA 4 Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society
1959 Point-to-point Microwave Radio Numerous Vancouver, Canada 7 Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, Broadcast Technology Society, Antennas and Propagation Society
1959 Texaco/TR Computer-Controlled Numerous Port Arthur, Tx, USA 5 Computer Society
1959 Tunnel Diode Esaki Tokyo, Japan 10 Circuits and Systems Society
1960 COBOL Numerous Washington, DC, USA 2 Computer Society
1962 GE Light Emitting Diode Numerous Syracuse, NY, USA 1 Consumer Electronics Society
1962 Implantable Pacemaker Greatbach Clarence, NewYork 1 Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society
1962 Unimation Industrial Robot Numerous Danbury, Ma, USA 1 Robotics and Automation Society, Industrial Electronics Society, Industry Applications Society, Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society
1962 Space War: 1st Computer Game Russell/Graetz/Wiitanen Brand, Stanford University, USA 6 Computer Society
1963 Langmuir Lab Numerous New Mexico 6 Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society
1963 Instant replay Tony Verna Philadelphia 2 Broadcast Technology Society
1964 IBM 360 Numerous Endicott, NY, USA 1 Computer Society
1964 Laser Holography Numerous Inventors Ann Arbor, MI, USA 4 Electron Devices Society
1964 Voltage-controlled Music Synth Moog Trumansburg, NY, USA 1 Circuits and Systems Society, Consumer Electronics Society
1965 PDP-8 Numerous Boston, MA, USA 1 Computer Society
1965 Affordable Home Smoke Detector Lakewood Colorado, USA 5 Product Safety Engineering Society, Instrumentation and Measurement Society, Consumer Electronics Society
1967 Dolby Sound Dolby London, England 1 Signal Processing Society
1967 Viterbi Algorithm Viterbi California, USA 6 Signal Processing Society, Communications Society
197? Computer Assisted Tomography (CAT) scans Allan Cormack and Godfrey Hounsfeld England 8 Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Computer Society, Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, Instrumentation and Measurement Society
1970 Pascal Wirth Zurich, Switzerland 8 Computer Society
1970 Codd's Relational Database Paper Codd San Jose, CA, USA 6 Computer Society
1971 Intel 4004 Hoff, Faggin, et al Silicon Valley, USA 6 Solid State Circuits Society, Circuits and Systems Society, Computer Society, Consumer Electronics Society, Industrial Electronics Society,
1972 Cochlear Implant Graeme/Clark Australia 10 Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society; Signal Processing Society, Social Implications of Technology Society, Consumer Electronics Society, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
1973 Ethernet Metcalfe EtPaloAlto, CA, USA 6 Computer Society, Consumer Electronics Society, Industrial Electronics Society, Professional Communication Society
1974 First PCs (Scelbi-8h Mark-8 A) Numerous Englewood, NJ, USA 1 Computer Society, Consumer Electronics Society
1979 Oracle Database Ellison Menlo Park, CA, USA 6 Computer Society, Industry Applications Society
1979, 1980 Rechargeable lithium-ion battery Goodenough, Yazami, Yoshino Oxford and Grenoble 8 Computer Society, Circuits and Systems Society
1980 Mandelbrot article on fractals Mandlebrot Yorktown Heights, NY, USA 1 Electron Devices Society
1981 Scanning Tunneling Microscope IBM Labs Zurich, Switzerland 8 Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Instrumentation and Measurement Society
1982 Sun 1 Palo Alto CA, USA 6 Computer Society
1990 Daubechie wavelet (used for signal processing) Ingrid Daubechie at Courant Institute New York City, USA 1 Signal Processing Society