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Outline of IEEE Milestone

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Last Updated  December 18, 2014

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.

At the end of November 2014, there are 153 Milestones around the world, and 24 Milestones in Japan as indicated in the following;

  1. Directive Short Wave Antenna, 1924

  2. Mount Fuji Radar System, 1964

  3. Tokaido Shinkansen, 1964

  4. Electronic Quartz Wristwatch, 1969

  5. Pioneering Work on Electronic Calculators, 1964-1973

  6. Development of VHS, a World Standard for Home Video Recording, 1976

  7. Railroad Ticket Examining System, 1965-1971

  8. The First Word Processor for Japanese Language, 1971-1978
    (For details on Dedication Ceremony, visit Tokyo Bulletin No. 47.)

  9. Yosami Radio Transmitting Station, 1929

  10. Development of Ferrite Materials and Their Applications, 1930-1945
    (For details on Dedication Ceremony, visit Tokyo Bulletin No. 53.)

  11. Development of Electronic Television, 1924-1941
    (For details on Dedication Ceremony, visit Tokyo Bulletin No. 55.)

  12. First Transpacific Reception of a Television (TV) Signal via Satellite, 1963
    (For details on Dedication Ceremony, visit Tokyo Bulletin No. 55.)

  13. Kurobe River No. 4 Hydropower Plant, 1956-63

  14. Commercialization and Industrialization of Photovoltaic Cells, 1959

  15. First Direct Broadcast Satellite Service, 1984

  16. First Practical Field Emission Electron Microscope, 1972

  17. International Standardization of G3 Facsimile, 1980
    (For details on Dedication Ceremony, visit Tokyo Bulletin No. 72.)

  18. Toshiba T1100, a Pioneering Contribution to the Development of Laptop PC, 1985
    (For details on Dedication Ceremony, visit Tokyo Bulletin No.83.)

  19. Birth and Growth of Primary and Secondary Battery Industries in Japan, 1893

  20. Line Spectrum Pair (LSP) for high compression speech coding,1975
    (For details on Dedication Ceremony, visit Tokyo Bulletin No.86.)

  21. Sharp 14-inch TFT LCD for TV,1988

  22. Gapless Metal Oxide Surge Arrester (MOSA) for electric power systems, 1975
    (For details on Dedication Ceremony, visit Tokyo Bulletin No.88.)

  23. 20-inch Diameter Photomultiplier Tubes, 1979 - 1987

  24. The First Transpacific Cable System (TPC-1),1964

  25. (For details on Dedication Ceremony, visit Tokyo Bulletin No.90.)

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