K. Charles Janac
CEO & President
CEO & President
K. Charles Janac has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and on our board of directors since July 2005, and has served as Chairman of our board of directors since August 2007. Previously, Mr. Janac served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Nanomix Inc., an early developer of carbon nanotube based nano electronic sensors, from September 2001 to January 2003. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Janac served as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Infinity Capital, an early-stage Venture Capital Firm. Prior to that, Mr. Janac served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Smart Machines, a semiconductor wafer handling robotics firm from 1993 to 1999. Mr. Janac started his high technology career as a co-founder of SDA, Inc., a predecessor company of Cadence Design Systems, Inc., a public electronic design automation company. From 1983 to 1992 Mr. Janac held a variety of Finance, Marketing and Sales Positions finally becoming the Vice President of Marketing, Analog Division of Cadence Design Systems, Inc. Mr. Janac holds a BS and MS in Chemistry and Organic Chemistry from Tufts University. Mr. Janac also holds an MBA from Stanford School of Business. We believe that Mr. Janac is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his deep knowledge of the business and his experience in the semiconductor IP industry. We believe Mr. Janac’s experience and insight, acquired through his numerous years of service, including as our Chief Executive Officer and President, make him well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Isabelle Geday
Board of Directors Member
Isabelle Geday
Isabelle Geday is the Founder and CEO of Magillem Design Services, headquartered in Paris, France. Isabelle has over 40 years of experience creating innovative platform solutions in various industries such as oil, telecommunications, IT and EDA. She has a proven track record in managing startup companies internationally, leading them to growth, sustainability and profitability. Isabelle has led strategic programs across product management, platform software, and mobile device engineering in an international arena, improving product competitiveness, reliability and product profitability while building a loyal set of customers. Magillem users now include 18 of the 20 largest semiconductor companies.

Isabelle is a graduate from Ecole Nationale Superieur d’Ingénieurs en Informatique d’Entreprise. She completed her post graduation in Micro processors Architecture from CNAM and has received the Certificate from IFA in Board Administration, she also attended the School of Art of Le Louvre.
Antonio J. Viana
Board of Directors Member
Board of Directors Member
Antonio J. Viana has served as a member of our board of directors since October 2016. Mr. Viana is also a non-executive director of BrainChip, an Australian and US based neuro-morphic AI Processor company. In addition to serving on the board of Brainchip, Mr. Viana chairs their Renumeration and Governance Committees. Most recently, Mr. Viana served as the Executive Chairman of QuantalRF, an emerging Swiss RF semiconductor company. In 1999, Mr. Viana joined ARM Holdings, the global leader in semiconductor IP, serving in a number of leadership positions, most notably as the Global Director of the ARM Foundry Program and President of Commercial and Global Development. He was appointed to the ARM executive team as Executive VP of worldwide sales in 2007. At the beginning of 2013, his executive duties were expanded to include all of commercial and global development. Mr. Viana has also worked with Hughes Aircraft, Silicon Graphics, Encore Industries and was Senior VP of worldwide sales at Tensilica Inc. We believe Mr. Viana’s extensive experience in the technology sector makes him well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.
S. Atiq Raza
Board of Directors Member
Board of Directors Member
S. Atiq Raza has served as a member of our board of directors since January 2014. Since June 2014, Mr. Raza has served as the Executive Chairman of Virsec Systems, Inc., a cybersecurity software company. Mr. Raza also serves as an independent director of Weebit Nano, a non-volatile memory company, and as Chairman of the board of directors of both PeerNova, a company applying Blockchain technology to financial data transport, and CloudDefense, a software company that provides security scanning tools. Formerly, Mr. Raza served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., a publicly traded semiconductor company, from January 1996 to October 1999. Mr. Raza holds a BS (Hon) in Physics from the University of the Punjab in Lahore, a BS (Hon) in Electronic Engineering from the University of London, United Kingdom and a MS in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University. We believe Mr. Raza’s knowledge and insight, gained through his experience in leading companies in the semiconductor field and technology sector generally, make him well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Wayne Cantwell
Board of Directors Member
Board of Directors Member
Wayne C. Cantwell serves as our Lead Independent Director and has served as a member of our board of directors since January 2014. Since November 2009, Mr. Cantwell has served as a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Decathlon Capital Partners, a provider of growth-stage capital. Mr. Cantwell has also served as General Partner of Crescendo Ventures, a venture capital firm, since February 2003. Prior to that, from 2003 to 2004, Mr. Cantwell served as Chief Executive Officer of SOISIC SA, a French Semiconductor Licensing Company. Prior to that, from 1999 to 2001, Mr. Cantwell served as Chief Executive Officer of inSilicon Corporation, a semiconductor licensing company. Mr. Cantwell holds a BSEET in Engineering from DeVry Institute of Technology. We believe Mr. Cantwell’s extensive experience in leadership positions at venture capital firms and his knowledge and insight in the technology sector make him well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Independent Director
Lead Director
Christian Claussen
Board of Directors Member
Board of Directors Member
Christian Claussen has served as a member of our board of directors since April 2016. Mr. Claussen has served as a General Partner of Ventech, a French venture capital firm, since June 2013. Previously, from January 2009 to June 2013, Mr. Claussen served as Senior Partner of Omnes Capital, a French venture capital firm. Before that, from March 1998 to December 2008, Mr. Claussen was a General Partner with TVM Techno Venture Management, a venture capital firm. Mr. Claussen holds a joint European diploma (MSc.) in Electrical Engineering from Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences in Germany, University of Essex in the UK and the Ecole supérieure d’Ingénieurs en Electrotechnique et Electronique in Paris, France. We believe Mr. Claussen’s extensive experience in leadership positions at venture capital firms and his knowledge and insight in the technology sector make him well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Raman K. Chitkara
Board of Directors Member
Raman K. Chitkara
Raman K. Chitkara has served as a member of our board of directors since January 2021. Mr. Chitkara also serves as a director of Xilinx, a publicly traded supplier of programmable logic devices, since August 2018 and as a director of SiTime, a publicly traded supplier of silicon timing solutions, since November 2019. Previously, from September 1984 to June 2018, Mr. Chitkara served as a partner and Global Technology Industry Leader at PwC in the United States. Mr. Chitkara holds a Bachelor of Commerce in accounting and business management from Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi, in India. We believe Mr. Chitkara’s extensive accounting expertise and his insights gained as a public company director make him well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.