Inventions and Patents

While Lucio Lanza may be better known within the semiconductor industry as an early-stage investor and Managing Director of Lanza techVentures, he has distinguished himself equally as an inventor and patent holder.

Early patents were granted to him and Olivetti colleagues by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for memory controller devices in the 1970s, the early days of the semiconductor revolution. Later, he and a colleague at Gradient Design Automation (now Keysight Technologies, NYSE: KEYS) were granted two patents in 2005 and 2007 for methods used for thermal testing of chips. Lucio and colleagues from Fabbrix (now PDF Solutions, Inc., Nasdaq: PDFS) were awarded two patents in 2008 and 2006 for methods and processes for chip design using geometric patterns. Two additional patents were awarded in 2007 and 2011 to Lucio and colleagues at PDF Solutions.

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