Lucent History Robert Siegel talks with Jeremy Bernstein, a professor at Stevens University about the history of Lucent Technologies. Lucent was a part of Bell Labs for many years, which was a prestigious and highly sought after company. It attracted scientists from all over and turned out many important inventions, including the transistor. And not all were explicitly created for the betterment of the telephone industry, run by Lucent's parent AT&T. (4:30) Bernstein is also the author of the 3 Degrees above Zero: Bell Labs in the Information Age. The book is currently out of print.