AfterDawn: Glossary

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers or IEEE (pronounced as eye-triple-e) is an international non-profit, professional organization for the advancement of technology related to electricity. It has the most members of any technical professional organization in the world, with more than 360,000 members in around 175 countries.

The IEEE publishes nearly a third of the worlds technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics. This includes about 130 journals, transactions and magazines and over 400 conference proceedings published annually.

Notable IEEE standards include ethernet (IEEE 802), FireWire (IEEE 1394), and high speed printer cables (IEEE 1284).


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