Norman M. Hayes worked for AT&T Bell Laboratories, where he served as design engineer on the world's first 32-bit microprocessor. He was also employed for Sun Microsystems as Senior Microprocessor Architect and later by Juniper Networks as Director of ASIC Engineering. He received his BSEE from the University at Buffalo and MSEE from Cornell University.
Hayes is actively involved with UB alumni activities that include serving as a charter member of EAS Delta Society and is a EAS building sponsor. He was born and raised in Tonawanda, NY and now resides in Sunnyvale, CA. His hobbies include ice hockey and sailing.