Bubb Leaves Intel

An industry Icon, Howard Bubb is stepping down from Intel. Bubb was the head of Dialogic during the roaring days of computer telephony/CTI where the market grew at an astronomical rate. Those of you at industry events remember Bubb speaking at events hosted by the likes of Harry Newton… In fact there was even a Howard Bubb show at suc events.

Dialogic was a leader in DSP resource boards and although Natural Microsystems really discovered the VoIP gateway market before Dialogic, Bubb’s company powered back to lead the space and soon thereafter sold to Intel.

Many in the industry complained that Dialogic which sold for under a billion dollars to Intel was undervalued. Steering clear of the finances I will just point out that Intel gained from the experience Dialogic brought to the company and was able to develop a host media processing strategy using Dialogic technology and intellectual property.

Doug Davis the VP and General Manager of the Infrastructure and Processor division will replace Bubb.

This is a historic day for the VoIP market. Many of the companies and components that made VoIP so popular today were founded by companies that were Dialogic partners in the nineties. VoIP is nothing more than a natural extension of what the industry had been building up to in the nineties. Coupling the best of the CTI market with experience gained by companies like Micom (later sold to Nortel) in the voice over frame relay space allowed us as an industry to have knowledge to successfully deploy VoIP on the grand scale we are now experiencing.

Howard, we will miss you. Please send us all an e-mail from your yacht :-).

  • VoIP Blog - Rich Tehrani
    April 8, 2005 at 1:09 pm

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  • Tanmoy das
    April 11, 2005 at 12:36 am

    Howard Bubb is the greatest and most respected person in the DSP industry who had created great CTI products like Dialogic.
    Intel purchase of Dialogic was a mistake , would it had been a seprate company dialogic will the greatest and no 1 CTI company in the recent years.
    I wish best of luck to Howard for his future endeavour.

  • Rich Tehrani
    April 11, 2005 at 8:40 am

    Some Dialogic customers have also mentioned to me that the purchase by Intel made working with Dialogic more impersonal and difficult and there was an ensuing loss of identity. These are all drawbacks of a merger with a mega-company like Intel. There are many synergies as well and the shift towards HMP designs made this marriage very logical.
    Still, Dialogic was more focused on growing the market and the ecosystem of its partners when it was a standalone company. Dialogic had programs in place to help get smaller players up and running using their technology. Dialogic probably spent more effort and energy growing its partner’s brands than it did its own. This was their genius. IVR companies, VoIP gateway companies, IP PBX companies and others got a shot in the arm from the DSP resource board leader. This is one area where Intel basically stopped or at least slowed down considerably.

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