Bell Laboratories operates its headquarters in Murray Hill, New Jersey, United States, and has research and development facilities throughout the world.
The historic laboratory originated in the late 19th century as the Volta Laboratory and Bureau created by Alexander Graham Bell. Bell Labs was also at one time a division of the American Telephone & Telegraph Company (AT&T Corporation), half-owned through its Western Electric manufacturing subsidiary.
Researchers working at Bell Labs are credited with the development of radio astronomy, the transistor, the laser, the charge-coupled device (CCD), information theory, the UNIX operating system, the C programming language, S programming language and the C++ programming language. Seven Nobel Prizes have been awarded for work completed at Bell Laboratories.
On May 20, 2014, Bell Labs announced the Bell Labs Prize, a competition for innovators to offer game changing proposals in information and communications technologies, with cash awards of up to $100,000 for the grand prize.
Bell Labs research articles from Innovation Toronto
- Broadband speeds over copper are improving – July 13, 2014
- Why Silicon Valley’s Success Is So Hard to Replicate
- Optical nano-tweezers take over the control of nano-objects
- When Will the Internet Reach Its Limit (and How Do We Stop That from Happening)?
- Scientists See Promise in Deep-Learning Programs
- VIDEO: How to feed data-hungry mobile devices? Use more antennas
- The Idea Factory
- The Myth of the Innovator Hero
- A quantum leap for lighting
- Can the World’s Telecoms Slash Their Energy Consumption 1,000-Fold?