Bay Networks' Mr. House Finds His Fixer Upper

Former Intel exec David House is turning Bay Networks around--and taking aim at Cisco

When David L. House left Intel Corp. in 1996 to head struggling Bay Networks Inc., it looked like career suicide. But after 22 years as a rising star at Intel, including 12 years as head of its core microprocessor business, House hankered to run his own show. And Intel CEO Andrew S. Grove had already made it plain that House would not succeed him. "It was time for Dave to go out and lead," says Marty Ruberry, a longtime friend and racquetball partner.

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