SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PDF Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:PDFS), the leading provider of process-design integration technologies to enhance IC manufacturability, today announced that Professor Marco Iansiti has joined the Company's Board of Directors effective November 28, 2016. Professor Iansiti has taught at the Harvard Business School for twenty-six years and consulted on strategy, business models, and innovation processes at such global companies as Microsoft, Facebook, IBM, Hewlett Packard, AT&T, Dell, and Amazon, among many others. "Professor Iansiti's broad expertise advising worldwide companies and deep experience with big data analytics, which has made a transformational impact on tangential industries, will enable him to provide valuable strategic input to PDF Solutions," said Lucio Lanza, PDF Solutions Chairman of the Board. "I look forward to working with the innovative and driven people and management of PDF Solutions," said Professor Iansiti about joining the Board. "It is an exciting time to help shape the strategic and business choices of the Company as it opens up new markets with its Design-for-Inspection solution." "It is with great pleasure that we welcome Professor Iansiti to our Board," said Dr. John Kibarian, President and CEO of PDF Solutions. He continued, "Marco's broad experience in strategy, business models and technology - all with a global perspective - will be invaluable as we continue to develop new products and solutions for electrical characterization in expanded markets." Professor Iansiti is independent under the NASDAQ listing rules and will serve as Chairman of PDF Solutions' Compensation Committee and as a member of both the Audit and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committees of the Board. He currently serves as the David Sarnoff Professor of Business Administration and heads the Technology and Operations Management Unit and the Digital Initiative at Harvard Business School. Professor Iansiti is also currently the chairman of the board of directors of Keystone Strategy Inc., a consulting firm he co-founded, and a member of the board of directors at Module Q, a personal resource management application. Previously, from April 2014 through November 2016, he was a member of the board of AltX, a data platform and marketplace for alternative investments, and from May 2011 to March 2012, Professor Iansiti was a member of the board of Leonardo-Finmeccanica SpA, a global high-tech company in the aerospace, defense, and security sectors, which is publicly listed in Italy. Professor Iansiti holds an A.B. and Ph.D. in Physics from Harvard University. He is the author or coauthor of more than 100 articles, papers, book chapters, cases, and notes.