Pierre Lamond joined Khosla Ventures in March 2009 from Sequoia Capital where he had been a partner since 1981. At Sequoia, Pierre focused on components, systems software and more recently cleantech investments. He was the Chairman of Cypress Semiconductor (CY), Microchip (MCHP), Vitesse semiconductor (VTSS), Plumtree (acquired by BEA), Redback networks (acquired by Ericsson) and Verisity (acquired by Cadence), Luxim and Achates Power. He also held temporary engineering functions in the early days of Cisco Systems and C Cube.
Prior to joining Sequoia Capital, Pierre cofounded National Semiconductor in 1967 where he held the position of CTO and VP Advanced Products Division. From 1962 to 1967 he was with Fairchild Semiconductor as VP &GM, Integrated circuits division.