Announces CADwire Innovator Awards

CADwire Kicks off Awards at COFES 2003

BETHESDA, MD, April 10, 2003 --, the leading information site for the CAD, AEC, GIS, EDA and PLM industries, today announced the creation of the CADwire Innovator Awards. The first CADwire Innovators will be revealed in conjunction with COFES 2003 on May 17, 2003. believes that innovation in engineering technology market is key to continued growth and wealth generation in the market. This leading web site, which has concentrated on collecting current and historical data across the entire CAD industries, will now also be featuring future technologies that may impact the industry.

"Our mission is to bring to light some of the innovators that have a new technology but often lack the resources to promote it," said Rick Stavanja, editor of and CIO of Cyon Research. " will be featuring these recognized technologies throughout the year as they come to light, helping readers to the site understand the future potential of the industry."

The CADwire Innovator Awards will be presented to selected developers that are introducing new technologies in the CAD/CAM, AEC, GIS, EDA and PLM industries. Leading edge, but little-known, technologies that address key design needs and further the success of designers and engineers will be recognized. will be hosting a technology-suite at COFES 2003, which will feature those technologies awarded during the event. To be considered for the CADwire Innovator Awards, technologies must meet each of these requirements:

• It must provide a new approach to an existing design process problem
• It must be founded on a realistic and workable business proposition or foundation
• It has the potential to move the industry forward in a positive manner

For more information or to submit potential CADwire Innovator Awards candidates, please email

Founded in 1999,™ is a centralized research resource for market information, news, and industry commentary., published by Cyon Research Corporation, uses state-of-the-art computer technology to locate, organize, display, disseminate, and archive CAD information. Cyon Research is a provider of analysis and consulting for engineering technology markets. Other Cyon Research publications include Engineering Automation Report, A-E-C Automation Newsletter and Extranet News. COFES: The Congress On the Future of Engineering Software, is Cyon Research’s primary event, and explores investments necessary today to take advantage and profit from future technologies. is free to all users, and can be found at and Cyon Research are trademarks of Cyon Research Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Published: Thursday, April 10, 2003


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