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The IEEE Electron Devices Society is a professional society of the IEEE.


The IEEE Electron Devices Society was initially formed as the IRE Electron Tubes and Solid-State Devices Committee in 1951, and quickly became a professional group: in March 1952 it was called the IRE Professional Group on Electron Devices. After IRE's merger with AIEE in 1963, the group became the IEEE Professional Technical Group on Electron Devices, which merged with the Solid State Devices Committee in 1963, and with the New Energy Sources Committee in 1964, becoming the IEEE Electron Devices Group. In 1976 the group changed its name to the IEEE Electron Devices Society.[1]

EDS Field of Interest

In its constitution, IEEE EDS states that its Field of Interest is "all aspects of engineering, physics, theory, experiment and simulation of electron and ion devices involving insulators, metals, organic materials, plasmas, semiconductors, quantum-effect materials, vacuum, and emerging materials. Specific applications of these devices include bioelectronics, biomedical, computation, communications, displays, electro and micro mechanics, imaging, micro actuators, optical, photovoltaics, power, sensors and signal processing.

The Society is concerned with research, development, design and manufacture related to materials, processing, technology, and applications of such devices, and scientific, technical, educational and other activities that contribute to the advancement of this field".[2]

EDS Strategic Goals

1. Be the first place that students and technical professionals working in the field of electron devices go to for the information and services that are indispensable for their success.

2. Equitably foster diverse and inclusive communities of practice to facilitate information exchange, collaboration and professional development for greater technological innovation and excellence to benefit all humanity.

3. Establish a process and allocate sufficient resources to support innovative projects that apply electron devices and technology for humanity to address one or more of the United Nations sustainable development goals.

4. Develop synergistic relationships outside EDS to accelerate technological progress in multi-disciplinary areas.

EDS Publications

The IEEE Electron Devices Society publishes a broad range of publications,[3] including:

EDS Conferences

EDS sponsors and co-sponsors multiple conferences annually.[5], including:

IEEE Future Directions Communities

The IEEE Electron Device Society is also a member of these cross-disciplinary IEEE communities:

1. IEEE Smart Village (under IEEE Foundation)

2. IEEE Internet-of-Things

3. IEEE Future Networks

4. IEEE Rebooting Computing

5. IEEE Brain

6. IEEE Quantum

See also


  1. ^ IEEE Global History Network (2011). "IEEE Electron Devices Society History". IEEE History Center. Retrieved 6 July 2011.
  2. ^ IEEE EDS Field of Interest Statement
  3. ^ IEEE EDS Publications
  4. ^ "IEEE Journal on Flexible Electronics (J-FLEX)". Retrieved 18 December 2021.
  5. ^ IEEE EDS Conferences
  6. ^ "IEEE International Flexible Electronics Conference (IFETC)". Retrieved 18 December 2021.