Born: 27 April 1953, Gleisdorf
1977: Graduated in Electrical Engineering / Communication Engineering from Graz University of Technology
1981: PhD degree in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering from Graz University of Technology
1999: MBA degree from IMADEC Vienna and California State University, Hayward, USA
1981 – 1988: Siemens Semiconductors (now Infineon): design engineer, project and group leader at Villach, Munich, Cupertino (USA).
1988 – 1993 JOANNEUM RESEARCH, Head of Institute for Electronic Systems Design
1993 – 1998 Siemens Semiconductors (now Infineon): Managing Director of the Design Center for Microelectronics Villach / Graz
1999 – 2002 austriamicrosystems AG, Unterpremstätten: Member of the Board in charge of research and technology (CTO)
2003 – 2005 Independent consultant in the fields of electronics and microelectronics
Since 2005 Professor at Graz University of Technology, Institute of Electronics
Since September 2011 Managing Director of JOANNEUM RESEARCH in Graz.
Married to Dr. Andrea Pribyl since 1981; 2 (grown-up) children