Lance Greggain is a co-founder of Fresco Microchip Inc. and serves as President and CEO. Mr. Greggain is a veteran of 5 fabless semiconductor start ups prior to Fresco Microchip. These companies have enjoyed 4 positive liquidation events - 3 successful IPOs and one acquisition.
In 1999 Mr. Greggain was the solo founder of Jaldi Semiconductor, a Toronto area fabless semiconductor company, focused on display controllers and color decoders for advanced televisions. He served as CEO of Jaldi through the collapse of the high tech bubble and guided the company to its acquisition by Pixelworks (NASDAQ: PXLW) in September 2002. Mr. Greggain remained with Pixelworks as VP and General Manager until October 2003.
Prior to Jaldi, Mr. Greggain held several positions with Genesis Microchip, a Toronto area fabless semiconductor company, including Chief Technical Officer and V.P. Product Development from the company’s inception until the NASDAQ IPO (GNSS) in 1998. Mr. Greggain identified the market and led Genesis’ corporate refocus on LCD display controllers, which remains their core business today.
Prior to Genesis, Mr. Greggain worked in design and development of design automation tools, standard product DRAM and SRAM, radio pager and audio bipolar integrated circuits, pattern recognition systems, optical hardware, television systems, and quality assurance. His employers have included National Semiconductor, Spectrum Semiconductor, Mosaid, Siltronics Research, Sperry Univac and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Mr. Greggain received his B. A. Sc. and M. A. Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in 1980 and 1983 respectively. He is the author of 16 patents and has written numerous articles on integrated circuit design, digital signal processing and design automation.