Bell Labs has been in operation in the United States since 1925, originally
as part of Western Electric, and later, AT&T. Today, Bell Labs is
part of the innovation engine for Alcatel-Lucent.
Headquarters was in New York until 1941, when the world headquarters for
Bell Labs moved to Murray Hill, N.J., where it remains today.
Our U.S. locations have been the site of seminal inventions such as the
transistor, Unix, and the laser, as well as the research hub for many projects
related to electronic switching, data communications, and optical transmission.
Radio astronomy was born at Bell Labs in the early 1930s and the Horn Antenna,
the device used in Nobel prize-winning work that recorded cosmic background
radiation from the Big Bang is a national historical landmark at one of our New
Bell Labs researchers work in several locations across the United States,
- Murray Hill, New Jersey
- Holmdel (Crawford Hill), New Jersey