The IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS) is one of the technical societies & councils that you can join as an IEEE member. EDS began in 1952 as a committee of the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE). With the merger in 1963 of the IRE and the American Institute of Radio Engineers, EDS became a technical group under the newly formed IEEE. In 1976, EDS became a society of IEEE. To respond to the more complex society structure and increased business activities, the Society established an Executive Office in 1990.