PARIS – Jasper Design Automation Inc. (Mountain View, Calif.) announced Lucio Lanza, investor, executive and innovator, has joined its board of directors.
Lanza (See picture) is managing director of Lanza techVentures, an early stage venture capital and investment firm he founded in January 2001. Since 2008, he has been a general partner and chief technology strategist for Radnorwood Capital, LLC, an investor in public technology companies.
"Jasper’s potential is unlimited, and I am very pleased to join the board at this time of growth and innovation,” Lanza commented. “It is an extremely well-managed company and committed to developing highly innovative products addressing the most important SoC design and verification challenges on the horizon."
In 1990, Lanza joined US Venture Partners, a venture capital firm, as a Venture Partner and was a General Partner. From 1990 to 1995, he was an independent consultant to companies in the semiconductor, communications and EDA industries, including Cadence Design Systems, Inc., and from 1986 to 1989, was CEO of EDA Systems, Inc.
Previously, he was with Daisy Systems Corp. as VP of marketing and then general manager of its EDA division.
Lanza served as a non-executive director of ARM until May 2010, and serves on the board of directors of PDF Solutions, Inc., a provider of technologies to improve semiconductor manufacturing yields. In August 2010 he joined the board of Harris & Harris Group, a publicly traded venture capital company that invests in nanotechnology and microsystems. Lanza also serves on the board of directors of several private companies.