Bell Labs facts for kids
|Private (Subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent)|
|Headquarters||Murray Hill, New Jersey,
|Parent||AT&T/Western Electric (1925-1983)
Bell Laboratories (or Bell Labs) is part of the French company Alcatel-Lucent which in turn is owned by Nokia. It is a research subsidiary of the company, and is based in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, United States.
AT&T created Bell Telephone Laboratories in 1925. It works on creating new things. Bell Labs in the 20th century did much scientific research. Work done there has won seven Nobel Prizes.
Images for kids
Old Bell Labs Holmdel Complex. Located in New Jersey, about 20 miles south of New York.
Reconstruction of the directional antenna used in the discovery of radio emission of extraterrestrial origin by Karl Guthe Jansky at Bell Telephone Laboratories in 1932
The first transistor, a point-contact germanium device, was invented at Bell Laboratories in 1947. This image shows a replica.