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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From 1965 to 1970, the abandoned Bell Telephone labs were converted by then-unknown architect Richard Meier into Westbeth, the country's first subsidized housing complex for artists, and the first large-scale adaptive re-use of an industrial building for residential purposes.
As the Bell Telephone Labs, the complex was where the transistor, chain broadcasting, the vacuum tube, and the transatlantic telephone were all invented, and parts of the first "talkie," the Jazz Singer, were produced.
* The Bell Telephone labs in the United States demonstrate colour television transmission.