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Ted Hissey: A Tireless Volunteer

IEEE director emeritus mentors the next generation

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Photo: Ted Hissey, Director Emeritus

Image of Director Emeritus Theodore (Ted) Hissey.Photo: Ted Hissey, Director Emeritus

THE INSTITUTE Not too many people know more about the workings and operations of IEEE than Director Emeritus Theodore (Ted) Hissey. Known to many younger volunteers as “Uncle Ted,” he has devoted ample time to the organization for the past six decades, serving on its Board of Directors, technical committees, and societies, mentoring young professionals, and taking on just about any activity IEEE’s top leaders ask him to.

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The Transistor at 75

The past, present, and future of the modern world’s most important invention

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Lisa Sheehan
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Seventy-five years is a long time. It’s so long that most of us don’t remember a time before the transistor, and long enough for many engineers to have devoted entire careers to its use and development. In honor of this most important of technological achievements, this issue’s package of articles explores the transistor’s historical journey and potential future.

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