IEEE Japan Council

Outline of IEEE Milestone

The IEEE established the Electrical Engineering Milestones in 1983 to honor significant achievements
in the history of electrical and electronic engineering. In 2000, the name of the program was changed to

IEEE Milestones
in Electrical Engineering and Computing, to make clear that achievements in all IEEE fields
were eligible for recognition. To be designated an achievement, it must be at least 25 years old, must have
involved a unique solution to an engineering problem, and must have had at least regional impact.

As of the end of March 2018, there are 34 Milestones in Japan as indicated in the following.

 

Milestones Dedication Ceremony
 Outdoor large-scale color display system, 1980 Mar 8, 2018
 Discovery of the Principle of Self-Complementarity in Antennas and the Mushiake Relationship, 1948 Jul 27, 2017
 Nobeyama 45-m Telescope, 1982  Jun 14, 2017
 Invention of a Temperature-Insensitive Quartz Oscillation Plate, 1933  Mar 6, 2017
 Map-Based Automotive Navigation System,1981  Mar 2, 2017
 Keage Power Station: The Japan’s First Commercial Hydroelectric Plant, 1890-1897  Sep 12, 2016
 High Definition Television System, 1964-1989  May 11, 2016
 Emergency Warning Code Signal Broadcasting System, 1985  May 11, 2016
 Vapor-phase Axial Deposition Method for Mass Production of High-quality Optical Fiber, 1977-1983  May 21, 2015
 The MU (Middle and Upper atmosphere) radar, 1984  May 13, 2015
 TPC-1 Transpacific Cable System, 1964  Nov 12,2014
 20-inch Diameter Photomultiplier Tubes, 1979 – 1987  Nov 5, 2014
 Gapless Metal Oxide Surge Arrester (MOSA) for electric power systems, 1975  Aug 18, 2014
 Sharp 14-inch TFT LCD for TV,1988  Jun 10, 2014
 Line Spectrum Pair (LSP) for high compression speech coding, 1975  May 22, 2014
 Birth and Growth of Primary and Secondary Battery Industries in Japan, 1893  Apr 12, 2014
 Toshiba T1100, a Pioneering Contribution to the Development of Laptop PC, 1985  Oct 29, 2013
 International Standardization of G3 Facsimile, 1980  Apr 5, 2012
 First Practical Field Emission Electron Microscope, 1972  Jan 31, 2012
 First Direct Broadcast Satellite Service, 1984  Nov 18, 2011
 Commercialization and Industrialization of Photovoltaic Cells, 1959  Apr 9, 2010
 Kurobe River No. 4 Hydropower Plant, 1956-63  Apr 9, 2010
 First Transpacific Reception of a Television (TV) Signal via Satellite, 1963  Nov 23, 2009
 Development of Electronic Television, 1924-1941  Nov 12, 2009
 Development of Ferrite Materials and Their Applications, 1930-1945  Oct 13, 2009
 Yosami Radio Transmitting Station, 1929  May 19, 2009
 The First Word Processor for Japanese Language, 1971-1978  Nov 4, 2008
 Railroad Ticket Examining System, 1965-1971  Nov 27, 2007
 Development of VHS, a World Standard for Home Video Recording, 1976  Oct 11, 2006
 Pioneering Work on Electronic Calculators, 1964-1973  Dec 1, 2005
 Electronic Quartz Wristwatch, 1969  Nov 25, 2004
 Tokaido Shinkansen, 1964  Jul 13, 2000
 Mount Fuji Radar System, 1964  Mar 6, 2000
 Directive Short Wave Antenna, 1924  Jun 17, 1995