Pierre Lamond is a venture capitalist and pioneer of the semiconductor industry. He is the co-founder of the National Semiconductor Corporation.
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In 1981, Pierre 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, Pierre 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 and Xoom. Pierre ran, on a temporary basis, engineering departments at Cisco Systems and C-Cube.
For the past year Pierre has been a general partner at Khosla Ventures, and he serves on the boards of Skybox Imaging, Point Source Power, Cogenra, SEEO, and Soladigm. He also acts as an observer on the boards of Nordic Windpower, SeaMicro, Danotek Motion Technologies, Touchstone Semiconductor, and Rayspan Corp.