The IEEE Tainan Section was initiated by a preparatory committee and formally formed 2003. Currently it has more than 250 members in Taiwan. Taiwan is grouped into Region 10 Asia Pacific and has two sections: the Taipei Section and the Tainan Section. The Tainan Section's boundaries include Yunlin, Chiayi, Tainan, Kaohsiung and Pingtun. Members who reside in the area are automatically recognized as members of Tainan Section by IEEE.

There are five Chapters in the Tainan Section: the Communications Society, the Antennas and Propergation Society, the Signal Processing Society, the Circuits and Systems Society and the Commutational and Intelligence Society. In addition, a Chapter for Computer is under formation jointly with the Tainan Section. The role of these chapters is to facilitate the specialized interest in their various fields of expertise.

There is an active student branch( IEEE Student Branch at NCKU ) that provides a forum for student networking and exchange of ideas.

The main objectives and functions of Tainan Section are:

  1. To provide basic assistance to members of Tainan Section in membership development
  2. Dissemination of knowledge in the broader fields of Electrical and Electronics Engineering through holding of technical talk, seminar, conference, symposium, workshop, tutorial, etc.
  3. To assist IEEE members in developing chapters holding activities.
  4. To provide support to Student Branches