Friday, August 29, 2008
Bell Labs confirmed Friday (Aug. 29) that it is exiting the chip researcher business. Researchers at Bell Labs, now part of Alcatel-Lucent, have received six Nobel Prizes in physics. For the last six years, since Bell Labs spun off its semiconductor business, its material sciences and device physics research group has been in decline. The only remnant left is a small group studying quantum computation, high-speed electronics and nanotechnology.
Posted by R. Colin Johnson at 2:03 PM