Silicon Valley icon brings extensive experience as Flex Logix enters its next phase of growth
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., August 1, 2016 – Flex Logix Technologies, Inc., the leading developer of reconfigurable RTL IP cores and software, today announced that it has appointed industry-veteran and Eclipse Ventures General Partner Pierre Lamond to its board of directors, effective immediately. Lamond joins the growing list of well-known executives at Flex Logix, a fast-growing Silicon Valley start-up that has developed an innovative reconfigurable RTL platform that will change the way chips are designed today and in the future.
“Pierre is well known in Silicon Valley for his instrumental leadership roles in many successful companies,” said Geoff Tate, co-founder and CEO of Flex Logix. “We look forward to having his contributions at Flex Logix. This is an exciting time in our company’s history as we embark on our next phase of mainstream commercialization. Pierre’s experience and industry connections will be key as we execute on the aggressive business plan we have in place.”
Lamond is a pioneer of the semiconductor industry. He started his career as an engineer at Transitron Electronics before joining Dr. Gordon E. Moore’s R&D team at Fairchild Semiconductor. While at Fairchild, Lamond oversaw the development of advanced, high-frequency transistors and the first generation of digital integrated circuits. Lamond left Fairchild to co-found the National Semiconductor Corporation (NSM), where he was vice president and general manager, integrated circuits. In 1981, Lamond joined Sequoia Capital as a General Partner, where he played a pivotal role in the expansion of the semiconductor, systems, and software portfolios. While at Sequoia, Lamond was chairman of the board at Cypress Semiconductor, Microchip Semiconductor, Vitesse Semiconductor, Open-Silicon Inc., Redback Networks, Verisity, and Plumtree. He was also a director at Mellanox Technologies, YouTube, and Xoom. Lamond ran, on a temporary basis, engineering departments at Cisco Systems and C-Cube.
“Flex Logix has the unique combination of technology, talent, value proposition, and business model to build a multi-billion dollar market cap business,” said Lamond. “Now, just nine months after our initial investment, we see the company making incredible progress in both engineering and customer acquisition. I’m excited to have the opportunity to work with Geoff and the team.”
About Flex Logix
Flex Logix, founded in March 2014, provides solutions for reconfigurable RTL in chip and system designs using embedded FPGA IP cores and software. The company's technology platform delivers significant customer benefits by dramatically reducing design and manufacturing risks, accelerating technology roadmaps, and bringing greater flexibility to customers’ hardware. Flex Logix is backed by $7.4 million from leading investors including Lux Capital and Eclipse Ventures. It is headquartered in Mountain View, California and has sales rep offices in China, Europe, Israel, Taiwan and Texas. More information can be obtained at http://www.flex-logix.com.
Founded in 2014, Palo Alto based Eclipse Ventures supports iconic entrepreneurs building vertically-integrated, full-stack companies, incorporating hardware, software, and data. The team is comprised of passionate and experienced individuals with both investment and operational backgrounds. Eclipse has made 27 investments to date.