MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - 10/14/10) - Jasper Design Automation, provider of advanced formal technology solutions, today announced well-known investor and silicon pioneer Lucio Lanza has joined its board of directors."It is a pleasure to welcome Lucio to Jasper," said Jasper President and CEO Kathryn Kranen. "His many years of practical knowledge as an investor, executive and innovator will be an invaluable asset as we continue to grow the company and proliferate our design-technology solutions."Lanza 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. 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 Chief Executive Officer of EDA Systems, Inc. Before that he was with Daisy Systems Corp. as Vice President of Marketing and then General Manager of its EDA division. From 1977 to 1983 he held several positions with responsibility for strategy and innovation at Intel including Chairman of the Microprocessor Strategic Business Segment. From 1968 to 1977 he was responsible for processor architecture and design at Olivetti Corporation. 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. He also serves on the board of directors of several private companies. He holds a doctorate in electronic engineering from Politecnico of Milano, Italy."Jasper's potential is unlimited, and I am very pleased to join the board at this time of growth and innovation," Lanza said. "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."About Jasper Design Automation
Jasper delivers industry-leading EDA software solutions for semiconductor design, verification, and reuse, based on the state-of-the-art formal technology. Customers include worldwide leaders in wireless, consumer, computing, and networking electronics, with over 150 successful chip deployments. Jasper, headquartered in Mountain View, California, is privately held, with offices and distributors in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. Visit www.jasper-da.com to reduce risks; increase design, verification and reuse productivity; and accelerate time to market.Jasper Design Automation and the Jasper Design Automation logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Jasper Design Automation, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective companies.