Bell Labs

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Bell Labs

Bell Labs

The research and development center of Alcatel-Lucent, formerly Lucent Technologies and AT&T. One of the most renowned scientific laboratories in the world, many of the major electronic inventions of the modern age were developed at Bell Labs, including the transistor, the laser, solar cell, wavelength optical multiplexing (see DWDM), the Unix operating system and the C programming language.

In 2015, Nokia acquired Alcatel-Lucent and Bell Labs officially became Nokia Bell Labs. See transistor and laser.


The Real Bell
Alexander Graham Bell was born in Scotland in 1847 and died in 1922. His famous sentence "Mr. Watson - come here - I want to see you!" were the first words to travel over a wire, ringing in the birth of electronic communications. (Image courtesy of AT&T.)
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She also held senior positions at ITT Corporation and Bell Telephone Laboratories.
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He had various Bell System assignments - including the Bell Telephone Laboratories as a Member of the Technical Staff and the Western Electric-Defense Projects Group as a Department Chief.
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He began his career in 1966 at Bell Telephone Laboratories where he was a member of the technical staff.
Previously, he was the director, strategic planning division of American Telephone & Telegraph Company from 1979 to 1983, and a member of Bell Telephone Laboratories technical staff from 1966 to 1979.
Fehl began his career with Bell Telephone Laboratories where he worked in plant engineering, corporate telecommunications management and organizational administration roles, which included program and project budgeting and controls.
Larry Hinderks began his career at Bell Telephone Laboratories in 1970 where he worked to develop a new microwave transmission system for use in the AT&T long distance network.