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 Year of AchievementDate DedicatedIEEE RegionsIEEE SectionDedication #
Vulcan Street Plant, 1882188215 September 197741
Mill Creek No. 1 Hydroelectric Plant, 1893189320 February 19776Foothill2
Alternating-Current Electrification of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, 1907190722 May 198213
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, 196219621 February 198464
Landing of the Transatlantic Cable, 1866186615 June 198575
Reception of Transatlantic Radio Signals, 190119014 October 198576
Westinghouse Atom Smasher, 193719371 May 198527
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 1987110
FM Police Radio Communication, 194019401 June 1987111
Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, 194619461 September 1987212
Demonstration of Practical Telegraphy, 183818387 May 1988113
Ames Hydroelectric Generating Plant, 189118911 July 19885Pikes Peak14
Manufacture of Transistors, 195119511 April 1989215
Transcontinental Telegraph, 186118615 August 1990516
Adams Hydroelectric Generating Plant, 1895189521 June 19901Buffalo17
Atanasoff-Berry Computer, 193919391 April 1990418
MIT Radiation Laboratory, 1940-194519401 October 19901Boston19
Shoshone Transmission Line, 1909190922 June 1991520
Richmond Union Passenger Railway, 188818882 February 1992321
Alexanderson Radio Alternator, 1904190420 February 1992122
Alouette-ISIS Satellite Program, 196219621 May 19937Ottawa23
Poulsen-Arc Radio Transmitter, 190219021 May 1994824
Westinghouse Radio Station KDKA, 192019201 June 1994225
Directive Short Wave Antenna, 1924192417 June 199510Sendai26
Volta's Electrical Battery Invention, 1799179915 September 19998Italy27
Georgetown Steam Hydro Generating Plant, 1900190031 July 1999528
First Operational Use Of Wireless Telegraphy, 1899-1902189929 September 1999829
Merrill Wheel-Balancing System, 194519451 September 1999530
First Wearable Cardiac Pacemaker, 1957-195819571 October 19994Twin Cities31
County Kerry Transatlantic Cable Stations, 1866186613 July 2000832
Opana Radar Site, 194119411 February 20006Hawaii33
Mount Fuji Radar System, 196419646 March 200010Tokyo34
Tokaido Shinkansen (Bullet Train), 1964196413 July 20001035
Chivilingo Hydroelectric Plant, 1897189724 October 2001936
Transmission of Transatlantic Radio Signals, 1901190112 December 2001837
Long-Range Shortwave Voice Transmissions from Byrd's Antarctic Expedition, 193419341 February 2001438
US Naval Computing Machine Laboratory, 1942-194519421 October 2001239
Monochrome-Compatible Electronic Color Television, 1946-1953194629 November 2001140
NAIC/Arecibo Radiotelescope, 196319631 November 2001941
Electronic Technology for Space Rocket Launches, 1950-196919501 February 20013Canaveral42
Shannon Scheme for the Electrification of the Irish Free State, 1929192929 July 2002843
First Transatlantic Reception of a Television Signal via Satellite, 196219621 July 2002844
First Transatlantic Transmission of a Television Signal via Satellite, 196219621 July 2002144
First Transatlantic Television Signal via Satellite, 196219621 July 2002844
Pioneering Work on the Quartz Electronic Wristwatch, 1962-1967196228 September 2002845
Benjamin Franklin's work in London, 1757-1775175731 March 2003847
Panama Canal Electrical and Control Installations, 191419144 April 2003948
Code-breaking at Bletchley Park during World War II, 1939-194519391 April 2003849
Electric Fire Alarm System, 185218521 October 20041Boston50
Alternating Current Electrification, 188618862 October 2004151
Power System of Boston's Rapid Transit, 1889188910 November 20041Boston52
Decew Falls Hydro-Electric Plant, 189818982 May 20047Hamilton53
Fleming Valve, 190419041 July 2004854
Experimental Breeder Reactor I, 195119514 June 2004655
Electronic Quartz Wristwatch, 1969196925 November 200410Tokyo56
Lempel-Ziv Data Compression Algorithm, 197719771 September 2004857
Popov's Contribution to the Development of Wireless Communication, 1895189520 May 2005858
Vucje Hydroelectric Plant, 1903190325 June 2005859
RAMAC, 1956195626 May 2005660
Taum Sauk Pumped-Storage Electric Power Plant, 196319631 September 20055Saint Louis61
First 735 kV AC Transmission System, 196519651 November 2005762
CERN Experimental Instrumentation, 1968196826 September 20058France63
Nelson River HVDC Transmission System, 197219723 June 2005764
Pioneering Work on Electronic Calculators, 1964-197319641 December 20051065
Callan's Pioneering Contributions to Electrical Science and Technology, 183618365 September 2006866
First Intelligible Voice Transmission over Electric Wire, 1876187610 March 20061Boston67
Thomas Alva Edison Historic Site at Menlo Park, 187618769 September 2006168
WEIZAC Computer, 195519555 December 2006869
The First Submarine Transatlantic Telephone Cable System (TAT-1), 1956195624 September 20067
Canadian Atlantic70
Liquid Crystal Display, 1968196830 September 2006171
Development of VHS, a World Standard for Home Video Recording, 1976197611 October 200610Tokyo72
Early Developments in Remote-Control, 1901190115 March 2007873
Railroad Ticketing Examining System, 1965-1971196527 November 20071074
First Distant Speech Transmission in Canada, 187618764 May 20087Hamilton75
Thomas A. Edison West Orange Laboratories and Factories, 1887188718 October 2008176
Pinawa Hydroelectric Power Project, 190619066 June 2008777
First Wireless Radio Broadcast by Reginald A. Fessenden, 1906190613 September 20081Boston78
Largest Private (dc) Generating Plant in the U.S.A., 1929192925 September 2008179
The First Word Processor for the Japanese Language, 1971-197819711 November 200810Tokyo80
Yosami Radio Transmitting Station, 1929192919 May 20091081
Development of the HP-35, the First Handheld Scientific Calculator, 1972197214 April 2009682
Compact Disc Audio Player, 197919796 March 20098Benelux83
Speak & Spell, the First Use of a Digital Signal Processing IC for Speech Generation, 1978197815 October 2009584
Development of Electronic Television, 1924-1941192412 November 20091085
Maxwell's Equations, 1860-1871186013 August 2009886
Book “Experiments and Observations on Electricity” by Benjamin Franklin, 175117517 August 2009287
Development of Ferrite Materials and Their Applications, 1930-1945193013 October 200910Tokyo88
Invention of the First Transistor at Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc., 194719478 December 2009189
First Semiconductor Integrated Circuit (IC), 1958195815 October 2009590
IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, 1960 - 1984196016 October 2009191
First Transpacific Reception of a Television (TV) Signal via Satellite, 1963196323 November 200910Tokyo92
Semiconductor Planar Process and Integrated Circuit, 195919598 May 2009693
Shilling's Pioneering Contribution to Practical Telegraphy, 1828-1837182818 May 2009894
First External Cardiac Pacemaker, 195019501 September 2009795
Birthplace of the Internet, 1969196929 October 20096Coastal Los Angeles96
Inception of the ARPANET, 1969196916 September 2009697
Kurobe River No. 4 Hydropower Plant, 1956-6319569 April 20101098
Commercialization and Industrialization of Photovoltaic Cells, 195919599 April 20101099
Star of Laufenburg Interconnection, 1958195818 August 20108100
TIROS-1 Television Infrared Observation Satellite, 1960196027 September 20101101
Discovery of Radioconduction by Edouard Branly, 1890189023 September 20108France102
Invention of Public-key Cryptography, 1969 - 197519695 October 20108103
First Television Broadcast in Western Canada, 195319536 November 20107104
First Working Laser, 1960196023 November 20106105
First Radio Astronomical Observations Using Very Long Baseline Interferometry, 1967196725 September 20107106
16-bit Monolithic DAC, 198119816 December 20105
First 500 MeV Proton Beam from the TRIUMF Cyclotron, 1974197416 December 20107108
Eel River High Voltage Direct Current Converter Station, 1972197224 February 20117109
Mercury Spacecraft MA-6, 1962196224 February 20115Saint Louis110
SPICE Circuit Simulation Program, 1970197120 February 20116111
Discovery of Superconductivity, 191119118 April 20118Benelux112
Marconi's Early Experiments in Wireless Telegraphy, 1895189529 April 20118Italy113
Pearl Street Station, 1882188210 May 20111114
Grumman Lunar Module, 1962-1972196220 July 20111115
First Direct Broadcast Satellite Service, 1984198418 November 201110Tokyo116
First Real-Time Speech Communication on Packet Networks, 1974 - 198219748 December 20111Boston117
Apollo Guidance Computer, 1962-1972196213 December 20111Boston118
First Practical Field Emission Electron Microscope, 1972197231 January 201210Tokyo119
International Standardization of G3 Facsimile, 198019805 April 201210Tokyo120
World's First Low-Loss Optical Fiber for Telecommunications, 197019701 May 20121121
Mainline Electrification of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 1895189521 June 20122Baltimore122
Loran, 1940 - 1946194027 June 20121Boston123
Whirlwind Computer, 1944-59194427 June 20121Boston124
Semi-Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) 1951-1958195127 June 20121Boston125
World's First Reliable High Voltage Power Fuse, 190919093 August 20124Chicago126
The Floating Gate EEPROM, 1976 - 1978197620 August 20126127
First Millimeter-wave Communication Experiments by J.C. Bose, 1894-96189415 September 201210Kolkata128
Raman Effect, 1928192815 September 201210Kolkata129
Birthplace of the Bar Code, 1948194822 October 20122130
First Optical Fiber Laser and Amplifier, 1961-1964196126 October 20121131
Rincón del Bonete, 1945194514 December 20129132
Invention of Holography, 1947194712 June 20138133
Krka-Šibenik Electric Power System, 189518955 July 20138134
Toshiba T1100, a Pioneering Contribution to the Development of Laptop PC, 1985198529 October 201310Tokyo135
First Technical Meeting of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, 1884188415 December 20132136
Single-element Unidirectional Microphone - Shure Unidyne, 1939193931 January 20144Chicago137
Birth and Growth of Primary and Secondary Battery Industries in Japan, 1893189312 April 201410138
The CP/M Microcomputer Operating System, 1974197425 April 20146139
Line Spectrum Pair (LSP) for high-compression speech coding, 1975197522 May 201410Tokyo140
Sharp 14-inch Thin-Film-Transistor Liquid-Crystal Display (TFT-LCD) for TV, 1988198810 June 201410141
First Breaking of Enigma Code by the Team of Polish Cipher Bureau, 1932-193919325 August 20148142
Gapless Metal Oxide Surge Arrester (MOSA) for electric power systems,1975197518 August 201410Tokyo143
First Digitally Processed Image from a Spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar, 197819789 September 20147144
First Blind Takeoff, Flight and Landing, 1929192924 September 20141145
Rheinfelden Hydroelectric Power Plant, 1898 - 2010189825 September 20148Germany146
20-inch Diameter Photomultiplier Tubes, 1979 - 198719795 November 201410147
TPC-1 Transpacific Cable System, 1964196411 November 20146
High-Temperature Superconductivity, 1987198717 November 20145149
First Generation and Experimental Proof of Electromagnetic Waves, 1886-188818865 December 20148Germany150
Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc., 1925-1983192518 December 20141151
First RISC (Reduced Instruction-Set Computing) Microprocessor 1980-1982198012 February 20156152
SPARC RISC Architecture, 1987198713 February 20156153
Invention of Stereo Sound Reproduction, 193119311 April 20158154
The MU (Middle and Upper atmosphere) radar, 1984198413 May 201510155
Vapor-phase Axial Deposition Method for Mass Production of High-quality Optical Fiber, 1977-1983197721 May 201510Tokyo156
Virginia Smith High-Voltage Direct-Current Converter Station, 1988198821 May 20155157
Interactive Video Games, 1966196621 September 20151158
Enrico Fermi's Major Contribution to Semiconductor Statistics, 1924-192619245 December 20158Italy159
The High Definition Television System, 1964-1989196411 May 201610Tokyo160
Emergency Warning Code Signal Broadcasting System, 1985198511 May 201610Tokyo161
Development of Information Theory, 1939-1967193917 May 20161Boston162
American Standard Code for Information Interchange ASCII, 1963196319 May 20161163
Trans-Atlantic Telephone Fiber-Optic Submarine Cable (TAT-8), 1988198819 May 20161164
Ampex Videotape Recorder, 1956195610 June 20166165
Grand Central Terminal Electrification, 1906-1913190615 June 20161166
Germany’s First Broadcast Transmission from the Radio Station Königs Wusterhausen, 1920192016 July 20168Germany167
Keage Power Station: The Japan’s First Commercial Hydroelectric Plant, 1890-1897189011 September 201610168
Weston Meters, 1887-1893188723 September 20161169
Dadda's Multiplier, 1965196526 September 20168Italy170
First Public Demonstration of Television, 1926192626 January 20178171
SHAKEY: The World’s First Mobile Intelligent Robot, 1972197216 February 20176172
Map-Based Automotive Navigation System, 198119812 March 201710Tokyo173
Invention of a Temperature-Insensitive Quartz Oscillation Plate, 193319336 March 201710Tokyo174
Public Demonstration of Online Systems and Personal Computing, 1968196819 March 20176175
Gotland High Voltage Direct Current Link, 1954195415 May 20178176
Zenit Parabolic Reflector L-band Pulsed Radar, 1938193831 May 20178177
Nobeyama 45-m Telescope, 1982198214 June 201710Tokyo178
The Discovery of the Principle of Self-Complementarity in Antennas and the Mushiake Relationship, 1948194827 July 201710Sendai179
First Atomic Clock, 194819488 August 20172Washington180
Object-Oriented Programming, 1961-1967196127 September 20178181
First Exploration and Proof of Liquid Crystals, 1889188911 October 20178Germany182
Development of CDMA for Cellular Communications, 198919897 November 20176183
Superconducting Magnet System for the Fermilab Tevatron Accelerator/Collider, 1973-1985197313 November 20174Chicago184
Outdoor large-scale color display system, 198019807 March 201810Fukuoka185
Electric Lighting Of The Kingdom of Hawaii 1886-1888188623 March 20186Hawaii186
Amorphous Silicon Thin Film Field-Effect Transistor Switches for Liquid Crystal Displays, 197919795 April 20188187
Birthplace of Silicon Valley, 1956195615 August 20186188
Moore's Law, 1965196515 August 20186189
The First Two-Dimensional Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Image (MRI), 197319735 September 20181190
French Transatlantic Telegraph Cable of 189818986 September 20181
First Studies on Ring Armature for Direct-Current Dynamos, 1860-186318604 December 20188Italy192
Salvá's Electric Telegraph, 1804180417 May 20198193
Detection of Radar Signals Reflected from the Moon, 1946194617 May 20191194
DIALOG Online Search System, 1966196623 May 20196195
SCR/Thyristor, 1957195714 June 20191196
Apollo 11 Lunar Laser Ranging Experiment (LURE), 196919691 August 20196197
Superconductivity at 93 Kelvin, 1987198719 August 20193198
Polymer Self-Regulating Heat-Tracing Cable, 1972197228 August 20196199
Human Rescue Enabled by Space Technology, 198219829 September 20197Ottawa200
Standardisation of the Ohm, 1861-1867186117 September 20198201
Parkes Radiotelescope, 1969196911 October 201910202
Radar Predecessor, 1904190419 October 20198Germany203
WaveLAN, Precursor of Wi-Fi, 1987198729 October 20198Benelux204
Czochralski Process, 1916191614 November 20198Germany205
HEMT, 1979197918 December 201910Tokyo206
Demonstration of the ALOHA Packet Radio Data Network, 1971197113 October 20206Hawaii207
Piezoelectric Oscillator, 1921-192319215 November 20201208
MPD7720DSP, 1980198015 December 202010Tokyo209
First Large-Scale Fingerprint ID, 1982198215 December 202010Tokyo210
Rotating Fields and Early Induction Motors, 1885-1888188521 January 20218Italy211
Gravitational-Wave Antenna, 1972-198919723 February 20215
Baton Rouge
BASIC Computer Language, 1964196422 February 20211213
Fiber Optic Connectors, 198619865 March 202110Tokyo214
Inverter-Driven Air Conditioner, 1980-1981198016 March 202110215
Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope, 1994199430 March 202110Pune216
Multiple Technologies on a Chip, 1985198518 May 20218Italy217
Folsom Powerhouse, 1895189513 July 20216218
RCA Central, 192119215 November 20211219
Rationalization of Units, 1901-1902190115 December 20218Italy220
Calcutta Electric Supply Corp, 1899189918 December 202110Kolkata221
String Galvanometer, 1901-190519018 April 20228Benelux222
Handheld Digital Camera, 1975197526 April 20221223
Active Shielding of Superconducting Magnets, 1984-1989198416 June 20228224
Manchester University "Baby" Computer and its Derivatives, 1948-1951194821 June 20228225
Atlas Computer and the Invention of Virtual Memory, 1957-1962195721 June 20228226
The Trans-Canada Microwave System, 195819581 July 20227Canadian Atlantic227
QR (Quick Response) Code, 1994199426 September 202210228
Budapest Metroline No.1., 1896189620 October 20228229
Alvin Deep-Sea Research Submersible, 1965-1984196421 October 20221230
First Computerized Tomography (CT) X-ray Scanner, 1971197126 October 20228231
Development of Computer Graphics and Visualization Techniques, 1965-1978196524 March 20236232
The Birth of Electrodynamics, 1820-182718203 April 20238France233
IEEE Standard 754 for Binary Floating-Point Arithmetic, 198519853 May 20236234
First Demonstration of a Fibre Bragg Grating, 1978197811 August 20237Ottawa235
First Geographic Information System (GIS), 1962-1968196211 August 20237Ottawa236
MPEG Multimedia Integrated Circuits, 1984-1993198428 September 20238France237
Perpendicular Magnetic Recording, 197719779 October 202310Sendai238
First Robotic Control from Human Brain Signals, 1988198810 October 20238239
TRON Real-time Operating System Family, 1984198414 October 202310Tokyo240

Special Citations by Year Dedicated And Region

 Year of AchievementDate DedicatedIEEE RegionsIEEE SectionDedication #
Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), Electrical Pioneer (Special Citation)18561 October 200681
IEEE Special Citation Computer History Museum, 1979197929 October 201562
Special Citation Heinz Nixdorf Museum, 1996199623 October 20218Germany3