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Dadda Multiplier Named an IEEE Milestone

The 1965 invention significantly reduced the time it took processors to do arithmetic

11 October 2016
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Germany’s First Radio Broadcast Receives an IEEE Milestone

24 August 2016
A live instrumental Christmas concert was transmitted in 1920

IEEE Milestone Honors the Electrification of New York’s Grand Central Terminal

22 July 2016
The project introduced innovative locomotive designs

The Jacquard Loom: A Driver of the Industrial Revolution

18 July 2016
It automated weaving and inspired punch-card computers

First Successful Transatlantic Telegraph Cable Celebrates 150th Anniversary

11 July 2016
It enabled nearly instantaneous communication between Europe and North America

Mechanical Chess Player Baffled Crowds for Nearly a Century

7 June 2016
Built in 1770, “The Turk” won games against Benjamin Franklin and Napoleon Bonaparte

IEEE Milestones Honor Two Historical Breakthroughs at AT&T Laboratories

31 May 2016
ASCII and the TAT-8 fiber-optic cable were recognized

IEEE Medal of Honor Recipient Built on Claude E. Shannon's Theories

13 May 2016
G. David Forney Jr.’s error-correcting codes are routinely used in modern communications systems

A History of the Microwave Oven

2 May 2016
The popular appliance resulted from a chance discovery in the 1940s

Did Claude Shannon Invent a Groundbreaking Personal Computer?

26 April 2016
The IEEE History Center investigates the origin of the MINIVAC 601