The Institute of Electronics and Information Engineers was founded originally as Korean Electronic & Communication Society on November 26, 1946. The society continued to serve as an important source of information and academic exchange, even during the Korean War.
In 1999, the society changed its name to the Institute of Electronics and Information Engineers (IEIE) to solidify its commitment to the growth and expansion of academic information and technology in the fields of electronics, information, and communication. The institute has been serving its members ever since through various publications.
The mission of the institute is ¡°to organize and conduct various activities designed to promote the growth and expansion of academic information and technological advancement in the fields of electronics, information, and communications.¡±
Major activities and involvement of the IEIE include holding international and domestic academic conferences, workshops and seminars, providing short-term training courses, special lectures, and propagating information through off-line publications and internet.
The institute currently counts about thirty thousand among its registered members (as of July 2009).