Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytech. Institute, 1965; Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, 1966; Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Information Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, 1971.
Associate professor computer science American University, Washington, 1971-1978. Member technical staff Bell Laboratories, Whippany, New Jersey, 1978-1982. Senior computer architect Signetics Corporation, Sunnyvale, California, 1982-1986.
Industrial fellow Stanford (California) University, 1986-1987. Principal scientist Philips Research Laboratories, Palo Alto, California, since 1988. Visiting associate professor electrical engineering Stanford University, 1977-1978.
General chairman Second International Symposium on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems, Palo Alto, California, 1987, First International Workshop on Transaction Machine Architectures, Lake Arrowhead, California, 1988. General chairman Hot Chips Symposium, 1991.
Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Certified of Appreciation 1987, computer Society of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, chairman technical committee on microprosessors 1986-1988, P1285 scalable storage interface standards activity since 1992, Meritorious Service award 1993), American Association for the Advancement of Science, Association for Computing Machinery (Certified of Appreciation 1987), Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu.
Married Barbara Frutiger Cechmanek, August 17, 1975. Children: Robert, Michael.