N.C. State University/Lucent Alliance Yields New Building

Published 5-22-2000

North Carolina State University, in an alliance with Lucent Technologies, is building a new 120,000-sf facility for fiber optics applications research at the university's Centennial Campus. The Lucent Building, scheduled to open in spring 2000, will house 500 employees of the Lucent Technologies Optical Networking Group. The alliance with the university's telecommunications research program is expected to enhance the Murray Hill, N.J., company's portfolio of networking products; the university, in turn, expects the alliance to help them provide their students state-of-the-art curriculum with real business applications.