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New IEEE Milestones Approved; Others in Progress

IEEE SV History co-Vice Chair-Brian Berg reports that several historical Electrical Engineering  & Computing milestones were approved by the IEEE Board of Directors this week:

  • 2013-03 First Breaking of Enigma Code by the Team of Polish Cipher Bureau, 1932-1939
  • 2013-16 First RISC Microprocessor, 1980-1982
  • 2013-06 SPARC RISC Architecture, 1987
  • 2013-28 Introduction of the Apple I Computer, 1976
  • 2013-22 Introduction of the Apple II Computer, 1977-1978
  • 2013-26 First generation and experimental proof of electromagnetic waves, 1886-1888

A complete list of IEEE milestones (including hotlinks for each) is at:

http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestones:List_of_IEEE_Milestones

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In addition to those approved, several more milestones are in the pipeline.

  • Brian is hoping to have all the Macintosh info together by next week so that it can get voted on this fall.
  • Internet pioneer Vint Cerf (now with Google) has agreed to work on a milestone for TCP/IP, and he has an assistant helping him with that task.
  • RISC and SPARC milestones will likely be both dedicated during the same week in Feb. 2015.

We’ll continue to update this website with breaking news on IEEE milestones as well as tech history programs of interest.

 

 

One Response to “New IEEE Milestones Approved; Others in Progress”

  1. Status-IEEE SCV Milestones:

    Milestones are either in proposal stage or approved & actively being worked on

    1. Ampex*
    2. Shockley Labs*
    3. RISC/SPARC*+
    4. Apple MAC
    5. Apple I*
    6. Apple II*
    7. Intel 4004 Micro
    8. Intel 386 Micro
    9. “Demo” (PC Mouse)**
    10. Citation for CHM **

    Notes:
    *Approved by IEEE History Committee and IEEE BoD’s
    ** In proposal stage
    + 2 separate celebrations will be held on consecutive days:
    1. 2/12/15 @UC Berkeley: 1st RISC Microprocessor
    2. 2/12/15 @Oracle-Santa Clara: SPARC Microprocessor on 2/13

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