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 Year of AchievementDate DedicatedIEEE RegionsIEEE SectionDedication #
Vulcan Street Plant, 1882188215 September 19774Northeastern Wisconsin1
Mill Creek No. 1 Hydroelectric Plant, 1893189320 February 19776Foothill2
Alternating-Current Electrification of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, 1907190722 May 19821Connecticut3
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, 196219621 February 19846Santa Clara Valley4
Landing of the Transatlantic Cable, 1866186615 June 19857Newfoundland-Labrador5
Reception of Transatlantic Radio Signals, 190119014 October 19857Newfoundland-Labrador6
Westinghouse Atom Smasher, 193719371 May 19852Pittsburgh7
First Central Station in South Carolina, 1882188224 July 19863Coastal South Carolina8
One-Way Police Radio Communication, 192819281 May 19874Southeastern Michigan9
Two-Way Police Radio Communication, 193319331 May 19871North Jersey10
FM Police Radio Communication, 194019401 June 19871Connecticut11
Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, 194619461 September 19872Philadelphia12
Demonstration of Practical Telegraphy, 183818387 May 19881North Jersey13
Ames Hydroelectric Generating Plant, 189118911 July 19885Pikes Peak14
Manufacture of Transistors, 195119511 April 19892Lehigh Valley15
Transcontinental Telegraph, 186118615 August 19905Denver16
Adams Hydroelectric Generating Plant, 1895189521 June 19901Buffalo17
Atanasoff-Berry Computer, 193919391 April 19904Central Iowa18
MIT Radiation Laboratory, 1940-194519401 October 19901Boston19
Shoshone Transmission Line, 1909190922 June 19915Denver20
Richmond Union Passenger Railway, 188818882 February 19923Richmond21
Alexanderson Radio Alternator, 1904190420 February 19921Schenectady22
Alouette-ISIS Satellite Program, 196219621 May 19937Ottawa23
Poulsen-Arc Radio Transmitter, 190219021 May 19948Denmark24
Westinghouse Radio Station KDKA, 192019201 June 19942Pittsburgh25
Directive Short Wave Antenna, 192419241 June 199510Sendai26
Volta's Electrical Battery Invention, 1799179915 September 19998Italy27
Georgetown Steam Hydro Generating Plant, 1900190031 July 19995Denver28
First Operational Use Of Wireless Telegraphy, 1899-1902189929 September 19998South Africa29
Merrill Wheel-Balancing System, 194519451 September 19995Denver30
First Wearable Cardiac Pacemaker, 1957-195819571 October 19994Twin Cities31
County Kerry Transatlantic Cable Stations, 1866186613 July 20008United Kingdom and Ireland32
Opana Radar Site, 194119411 February 20006Hawaii33
Mount Fuji Radar System, 196419641 March 200010Tokyo34
Tokaido Shinkansen (Bullet Train), 196419641 July 200010Nagoya35
Chivilingo Hydroelectric Plant, 1897189724 October 20019Chile, Chile36
Transmission of Transatlantic Radio Signals, 1901190112 December 20018United Kingdom and Ireland37
Long-Range Shortwave Voice Transmissions from Byrd's Antarctic Expedition, 193419341 February 20014Cedar Rapids38
US Naval Computing Machine Laboratory, 1942-194519421 October 20012Dayton39
Monochrome-Compatible Electronic Color Television, 1946-1953194629 November 20011Princeton/Central Jersey40
NAIC/Arecibo Radiotelescope, 196319631 November 20019Puerto Rico & Caribbean41
Electronic Technology for Space Rocket Launches, 1950-196919501 February 20013Canaveral42
Shannon Scheme for the Electrification of the Irish Free State, 1929192929 July 20028United Kingdom and Ireland43
First Transatlantic Transmission of a Television Signal via Satellite, 196219621 July 20021Maine44
First Transatlantic Television Signal via Satellite, 196219621 July 20028United Kingdom and Ireland44
First Transatlantic Reception of a Television Signal via Satellite, 196219621 July 20028France44
Pioneering Work on the Quartz Electronic Wristwatch, 1962-1967196228 September 20028Switzerland45
Revoked46
Benjamin Franklin's work in London, 1757-1775175731 March 20038United Kingdom and Ireland47
Panama Canal Electrical and Control Installations, 191419144 April 20039Panama48
Code-breaking at Bletchley Park during World War II, 1939-194519391 April 20038United Kingdom and Ireland49
Electric Fire Alarm System, 185218521 October 20041Boston50
Alternating Current Electrification, 188618862 October 20041Berkshire51
Power System of Boston's Rapid Transit, 1889188910 November 20041Boston52
Decew Falls Hydro-Electric Plant, 189818982 May 20047Hamilton53
Fleming Valve, 190419041 July 20048United Kingdom and Ireland54
Experimental Breeder Reactor I, 195119514 June 20046Eastern Idaho55
Electronic Quartz Wristwatch, 1969196925 November 200410Tokyo56
Lempel-Ziv Data Compression Algorithm, 197719771 September 20048Israel57
Popov's Contribution to the Development of Wireless Communication, 1895189520 May 20058Russia (Northwest)58
Vucje Hydroelectric Plant, 1903190325 June 20058Serbia and Montenegro59
RAMAC, 1956195626 May 20056Santa Clara Valley60
Taum Sauk Pumped-Storage Electric Power Plant, 196319631 September 20055Saint Louis61
First 735 kV AC Transmission System, 196519651 November 20057Quebec62
CERN Experimental Instrumentation, 1968196826 September 20058France63
Nelson River HVDC Transmission System, 197219723 June 20057Winnipeg64
Pioneering Work on Electronic Calculators, 1964-197319641 December 200510Kansai65
Callan's Pioneering Contributions to Electrical Science and Technology, 183618365 September 20068United Kingdom and Ireland66
First Intelligible Voice Transmission over Electric Wire, 1876187610 March 20061Boston67
Thomas Alva Edison Historic Site at Menlo Park, 187618769 September 20061Princeton/Central Jersey68
Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), Electrical Pioneer (Special Citation)18561 October 20068Serbia and Montenegro69
WEIZAC Computer, 195519555 December 20068Israel70
The First Submarine Transatlantic Telephone Cable System (TAT-1), 1956195624 September 20067
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Newfoundland-Labrador
Canadian Atlantic
United Kingdom and Ireland
71
Liquid Crystal Display, 1968196830 September 20061Princeton/Central Jersey72
Development of VHS, a World Standard for Home Video Recording, 1976197611 October 200610Tokyo73
Early Developments in Remote-Control, 1901190115 March 20078Spain74
Railroad Ticketing Examining System, 1965-1971196527 November 200710Kansai75
First Distant Speech Transmission in Canada, 187618764 May 20087Hamilton76
Thomas A. Edison West Orange Laboratories and Factories, 1887188718 October 20081North Jersey77
Pinawa Hydroelectric Power Project, 190619066 June 20087Winnipeg78
First Wireless Radio Broadcast by Reginald A. Fessenden, 1906190613 September 20081Boston79
Largest Private (dc) Generating Plant in the U.S.A., 1929192925 September 20081New York80
The First Word Processor for the Japanese Language, 1971-197819711 November 200810Tokyo81
Yosami Radio Transmitting Station, 1929192919 May 200910Nagoya82
Development of the HP-35, the First Handheld Scientific Calculator, 1972197214 April 20096Santa Clara Valley83
Compact Disc Audio Player, 197919796 March 20098Benelux84
Speak & Spell, the First Use of a Digital Signal Processing IC for Speech Generation, 1978197815 October 20095Dallas85
Development of Electronic Television, 1924-1941192412 November 200910Nagoya86
Maxwell's Equations, 1860-1871186013 August 20098United Kingdom and Ireland87
Book “Experiments and Observations on Electricity” by Benjamin Franklin, 175117517 August 20092Philadelphia88
Development of Ferrite Materials and Their Applications, 1930-1945193013 October 200910Tokyo89
Invention of the First Transistor at Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc., 194719478 December 20091North Jersey90
First Semiconductor Integrated Circuit (IC), 1958195815 October 20095Dallas91
IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, 1960 - 1984196016 October 20091New York92
First Transpacific Reception of a Television (TV) Signal via Satellite, 1963196323 November 200910Tokyo93
Semiconductor Planar Process and Integrated Circuit, 195919598 May 20096Santa Clara Valley94
Shilling's Pioneering Contribution to Practical Telegraphy, 1828-1837182818 May 20098Russia (Northwest)95
First External Cardiac Pacemaker, 195019501 September 20097Toronto96
Birthplace of the Internet, 1969196929 October 20096Coastal Los Angeles97
Inception of the ARPANET, 1969196916 September 20096Santa Clara Valley98
Kurobe River No. 4 Hydropower Plant, 1956-6319569 April 201010Kansai99
Commercialization and Industrialization of Photovoltaic Cells, 195919599 April 201010Kansai100
Star of Laufenburg Interconnection, 1958195818 August 20108Switzerland101
TIROS-1 Television Infrared Observation Satellite, 1960196027 September 20101Princeton/Central Jersey102
Discovery of Radioconduction by Edouard Branly, 1890189023 September 20108France103
Invention of Public-key Cryptography, 1969 - 197519695 October 20108United Kingdom and Ireland104
First Television Broadcast in Western Canada, 195319536 November 20107Vancouver105
First Working Laser, 1960196023 November 20106Metropolitan Los Angeles106
First Radio Astronomical Observations Using Very Long Baseline Interferometry, 1967196725 September 20107Vancouver107
16-bit Monolithic DAC, 198119816 December 20105Dallas108
First 500 MeV Proton Beam from the TRIUMF Cyclotron, 1974197416 December 20107Vancouver109
Eel River High Voltage Direct Current Converter Station, 1972197224 February 20117New Brunswick110
Mercury Spacecraft MA-6, 1962196224 February 20115Saint Louis111
SPICE Circuit Simulation Program, 1970197120 February 20116Santa Clara Valley
Oakland-East Bay
112
Discovery of Superconductivity, 191119118 April 20118Benelux113
Marconi's Early Experiments in Wireless Telegraphy, 1895189529 April 20118Italy114
Pearl Street Station, 1882188210 May 20111New York115
Grumman Lunar Module, 1962-1972196220 July 20111Long Island116
First Direct Broadcast Satellite Service, 1984198418 November 201110Tokyo117
First Real-Time Speech Communication on Packet Networks, 1974 - 198219748 December 20111Boston118
Apollo Guidance Computer, 1962-1972196213 December 20111Boston119
First Practical Field Emission Electron Microscope, 1972197231 January 201210Tokyo120
International Standardization of G3 Facsimile, 198019805 April 201210Tokyo121
World's First Low-Loss Optical Fiber for Telecommunications, 197019701 May 20121Rochester122
Mainline Electrification of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 1895189521 June 20122Baltimore123
Loran, 1940 - 1946194027 June 20121Boston124
Whirlwind Computer, 1944-59194427 June 20121Boston125
Semi-Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) 1951-1958195127 June 20121Boston126
World's First Reliable High Voltage Power Fuse, 190919093 August 20124Chicago127
The Floating Gate EEPROM, 1976 - 1978197620 August 20126Santa Clara Valley128
First Millimeter-wave Communication Experiments by J.C. Bose, 1894-96189415 September 201210Kolkata129
Raman Effect, 1928192815 September 201210Kolkata130
Birthplace of the Bar Code, 1948194822 October 20122Philadelphia131
First Optical Fiber Laser and Amplifier, 1961-1964196126 October 20121Worcester County132
Rincón del Bonete, 1945194514 December 20129Uruguay133
Invention of Holography, 1947194712 June 20138United Kingdom and Ireland134
Krka-Šibenik Electric Power System, 189518955 July 20138Croatia135
Toshiba T1100, a Pioneering Contribution to the Development of Laptop PC, 1985198529 October 201310Tokyo136
First Technical Meeting of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, 1884188415 December 20132Philadelphia137
Single-element Unidirectional Microphone - Shure Unidyne, 1939193931 January 20144Chicago138
Birth and Growth of Primary and Secondary Battery Industries in Japan, 1893189312 April 201410Kansai139
The CP/M Microcomputer Operating System, 1974197425 April 20146Santa Clara Valley140
Line Spectrum Pair (LSP) for high-compression speech coding, 1975197522 May 201410Tokyo141
Sharp 14-inch Thin-Film-Transistor Liquid-Crystal Display (TFT-LCD) for TV, 1988198810 June 201410Kansai142
First Breaking of Enigma Code by the Team of Polish Cipher Bureau, 1932-193919325 August 20148Poland143
Gapless Metal Oxide Surge Arrester (MOSA) for electric power systems,1975197518 August 201410Tokyo144
First Digitally Processed Image from a Spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar, 197819789 September 20147Vancouver145
First Blind Takeoff, Flight and Landing, 1929192924 September 20141Long Island146
Rheinfelden Hydroelectric Power Plant, 1898 - 2010189825 September 20148Germany147
20-inch Diameter Photomultiplier Tubes, 1979 - 198719795 November 201410Nagoya148
TPC-1 Transpacific Cable System, 1964196411 November 20146
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Hawaii
Tokyo
149
High-Temperature Superconductivity, 1987198717 November 20145Houston150
First Generation and Experimental Proof of Electromagnetic Waves, 1886-188818865 December 20148Germany151
Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc., 1925-1983192518 December 20141North Jersey152
First RISC (Reduced Instruction-Set Computing) Microprocessor 1980-1982198012 February 20156Oakland-East Bay153
SPARC RISC Architecture, 1987198713 February 20156Santa Clara Valley154
Invention of Stereo Sound Reproduction, 193119311 April 20158United Kingdom and Ireland155
The MU (Middle and Upper atmosphere) radar, 1984198413 May 201510Kansai156
Vapor-phase Axial Deposition Method for Mass Production of High-quality Optical Fiber, 1977-1983197721 May 201510Tokyo157
Virginia Smith High-Voltage Direct-Current Converter Station, 1988198821 May 20155Denver158
Interactive Video Games, 1966196621 September 20151New Hampshire159
IEEE Special Citation Computer History Museum, 1979197929 October 20156Santa Clara Valley160
Enrico Fermi's Major Contribution to Semiconductor Statistics, 1924-192619245 December 20158Italy161
The High Definition Television System, 1964-1989196411 May 201610Tokyo162
Emergency Warning Code Signal Broadcasting System, 1985198511 May 201610Tokyo163
Development of Information Theory, 1939-1967193917 May 20161Boston164
American Standard Code for Information Interchange ASCII, 1963196319 May 20161New Jersey Coast165
Trans-Atlantic Telephone Fiber-Optic Submarine Cable (TAT-8), 1988198819 May 20161New Jersey Coast166
Ampex Videotape Recorder, 1956195610 June 20166Santa Clara Valley167
Grand Central Terminal Electrification, 1906-1913190615 June 20161New York168
Germany’s First Broadcast Transmission from the Radio Station Königs Wusterhausen, 1920192016 July 20168Germany169
Keage Power Station: The Japan’s First Commercial Hydroelectric Plant, 1890-1897189011 September 201610Kansai170
Weston Meters, 1887-1893188723 September 20161North Jersey171
Dadda's Multiplier, 1965196526 September 20168Italy172
First Public Demonstration of Television, 1926192626 January 20178United Kingdom and Ireland173
SHAKEY: The World’s First Mobile Intelligent Robot, 1972197216 February 20176Santa Clara Valley174
Map-Based Automotive Navigation System, 198119812 March 201710Tokyo175
Invention of a Temperature-Insensitive Quartz Oscillation Plate, 193319336 March 201710Tokyo176
Public Demonstration of Online Systems and Personal Computing, 1968196819 March 20176Santa Clara Valley177
Gotland High Voltage Direct Current Link, 1954195415 May 20178Sweden178
Zenit Parabolic Reflector L-band Pulsed Radar, 1938193831 May 20178Ukraine179
Nobeyama 45-m Telescope, 1982198214 June 201710Tokyo180
The Discovery of the Principle of Self-Complementarity in Antennas and the Mushiake Relationship, 1948194827 July 201710Sendai181
First Atomic Clock, 194819488 August 20172Washington182
Object-Oriented Programming, 1961-1967196127 September 20178Norway183
First Exploration and Proof of Liquid Crystals, 1889188911 October 20178Germany184
Development of CDMA for Cellular Communications, 198919897 November 20176San Diego185
Superconducting Magnet System for the Fermilab Tevatron Accelerator/Collider, 1973-1985197313 November 20174Chicago186
Outdoor large-scale color display system, 198019807 March 201810Fukuoka187
Electric Lighting Of The Kingdom of Hawaii 1886-1888188623 March 20186Hawaii188
Amorphous Silicon Thin Film Field-Effect Transistor Switches for Liquid Crystal Displays, 197919795 April 20188United Kingdom and Ireland189
Birthplace of Silicon Valley, 1956195615 August 20186Santa Clara Valley190
Moore's Law, 1965196515 August 20186Santa Clara Valley191
The First Two-Dimensional Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Image (MRI), 197319735 September 20181Long Island192
French Transatlantic Telegraph Cable of 189818986 September 20181Providence193
First Studies on Ring Armature for Direct-Current Dynamos, 1860-186318604 December 20188Italy194
Salvá's Electric Telegraph, 1804180417 May 20198Spain195
Detection of Radar Signals Reflected from the Moon, 1946194617 May 20191New Jersey Coast196
DIALOG Online Search System, 1966196623 May 20196Santa Clara Valley197
SCR/Thyristor, 1957195714 June 20191Rochester198
LURE Lunar Ranging Experiment, 196919691 August 20196Santa Clara Valley199
Superconductivity at 93 Kelvin, 1987198719 August 20193Huntsville200
Polymer Self-Regulating Heat-Tracing Cable, 1972197228 August 20196Santa Clara Valley201
Human Rescue Enabled by Space Technology, 198219829 September 20197Ottawa202
Standardisation of the Ohm, 1861-1867186117 September 20198United Kingdom and Ireland203
Parkes Radiotelescope, 1969196911 October 201910New South Wales204
Radar Predecessor, 1904190419 October 20198Germany205
WiFi Precursor, 1987198729 October 20198Benelux206
Czochralski Process, 1916191614 November 20198Poland
Germany
207
HEMT, 1979197918 December 201910Tokyo208
ALOHAnet, 1971197113 October 20206Hawaii209
Piezoelectric Oscillator, 1921-192319215 November 20201Connecticut210
MPD7720DSP, 1980198015 December 202010Tokyo211
First Large-Scale Fingerprint ID, 1982198215 December 202010Tokyo212
Rotating Fields and Early Induction Motors, 1885-1888188521 January 20218Italy213
Gravitational-Wave Antenna, 1972-198919723 February 20215
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Baton Rouge
Richland
Italy
214
BASIC Computer Language, 1964196422 February 20211New Hampshire215
Fiber Optic Connectors, 198619865 March 202110Tokyo216
Inverter-Driven Air Conditioner, 1980-1981198016 March 202110Nagoya217
Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope, 1994199430 March 202110Pune218
Multiple Technologies on a Chip, 1985198518 May 20218Italy219
Folsom Powerhouse, 1895189513 July 20216Sacramento Valley220
Special Citation Heinz Nixdorf Museum, 1996199623 October 20218Germany221
RCA Central, 192119215 November 20211Long Island222
Rationalization of Units, 1901-1902190115 December 20218Italy223
Calcutta Electric Supply Corp, 1899189918 December 202110Kolkata224
String Galvanometer, 1901-190519018 April 20228Benelux225
Handheld Digital Camera, 1975197526 April 20221Rochester226