The Light Reading Interview
In The Spotlight: Bernard Daines
The King of Gigabit Ethernet reckons he missed out on a $3 billion IPO by selling Packet Engines too early. Now he talks to Light Reading about:
- How investors and employees ended up forcing him to sell Packet Engines before he was ready.
- How Alcatel reneged on all the promises it gave Daines prior to the sale, put "mad man" Steve Kim from Xylan in charge, and sent Packet Engines into a decline.
- The lessons he's learned and how things will be different with his third startup.
- How World Wide Packets aims to trigger the convergence of the Internet and TV.