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What is the full form of IEEE

IEEE: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

IEEE stands for Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. It is the largest technical professional association dedicated to advancing innovation and technological excellence for the benefit of humanity. It is designed to build industry standards, serve professionals involved in every aspect of electrical, electronic and computing field. It also organizes conferences and provides a platform for publications. IEEE has around 1,000 employees to support its activities. The Management council comprises the Executive Director and senior executives. It manages the IEEE staff operations. As of January 2017, Karen Bartleson is the President and CEO of IEEE.

IEEE focuses in following areas:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Information Technology
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IEEE was founded in 1963 by the merger of the two institutes, first is Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE) and second is American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE).

Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE) was founded in 1912 and AIEE is founded in 1884. In the beginning, it had 150,000 members, 140,000 of whom were from the United States. By 2010, it had more than 395000 members in 160 countries.


IEEE is headquartered in New York in United States of America.

IEEE Standards

  • 802 - LAN/MAN
  • 802.1 - Media access control (MAC)
  • 802.2 - Logical Link Control (LLC)
  • 802.3 - Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Detection (CSMA/CD).
  • 802.11 - Wireless Networking "WiFi"

Growth and Globalization

Technologies under IEEE are continuously spread across the world and reach into more and more area of people lives. According to records, by the early 21st century, IEEE served its members and their interests with 38 Societies; 130 journals, transactions and magazines; more than 300 conferences annually; and 900 active standards.

Key points

  • IEEE is pronounced as Eye Triple E.
  • It is a non-profit professional association.
  • It works for the benefit of Humanity.
  • It is best known for developing standards for computer and electronic industry.

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