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About IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS)

The IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS) is one of the technical societies & councils that you can join as an IEEE member.

EDS began in 1951 as a committee of the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE). With the merger in 1963 of the IRE and the American Institute of Radio Engineers, EDS became a technical group under the newly formed IEEE. In 1976, EDS became a society of IEEE.

To respond to the more complex society structure and increased business activities, the Society established an Executive Office in 1990.

The IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS) UCR Student Branch Chapter was approved by IEEE on December 30th, 2008. This is the first student research chapter associated with a professional society at UCR. The IEEE EDS UCR Student Chapter currently has student members including both graduate and undergraduate students. The goal of the EDS UCR student chapter is to promote the Spirits of Research among UCR students.

Overall Structure

EDS now has about 11,000 members and chapters (PDF, 222KB) worldwide, sponsors many technical periodicals, provides support for technical meetings and has its own business office. The activities of the Society are governed by a Constitution and Bylaws administered by an Administrative Committee (AdCom) Committee (AdCom) consisting of officers, elected members and ex-officio members.


The entity name, as a member of the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE), was the 'Electron Tubes and Solid-State Devices Committee'.
The Committee name was changed to the 'IRE Professional Group on Electron Devices'.
The first year of IEEE operations, resulting from the merger of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) and the IRE. The name was changed to the 'IEEE Professional Technical Group on Electron Devices'.
The IEEE Professional Technical Group on Electron Devices merged with the `Solid State Devices Committee'.
The 'Professional Group on Electron Devices' merged with the 'New Energy Sources Committee' to become the 'IEEE Electron Devices Group'.
Committee 28 merged into the Electron Devices Group.
The 'IEEE Electron Devices Group' became the 'IEEE Electron Devices Society'.