COFES2002 Grabs Visionary for Keynote

Dr. Eric Drexler to Keynote COFES2002: How 'Star Trek'-type Technology May Impact Design and Engineering Sooner than You Think

Bethesda, MD -- March 18, 2002 -- Cyon Research Corporation today announced that COFES2002 will feature Dr. Eric Drexler, 'father of nanotechnology,' for the keynote address.

COFES2002, the Congress on the Future of Engineering Software, May 2-5, 2002 in Scottsdale, by Cyon Research, provides a forum for people of vision and influence to define the future of engineering software.

"Bringing Dr. Drexler's vision and knowledge to COFES will really open up some minds to better see the future of industries that design, engineer, build and manufacture," commented Brad Holtz, president and CEO, Cyon Research. "Dr. Drexler has developed an entirely different perspective of the world of design and engineering. His keynote is a perfect start to our event-opening up the minds of the participants and getting their juices flowing. We are excited to welcome him to the event."

Dr. Eric Drexler is the chairman of Foresight Institute and leads the thought process in nanotechnology (often referred to as molecular engineering.) "Dr. Drexler opens the door to a world of wonders," stated Joel Orr, chief visionary, Cyon Research. "Nanotechnology is concerned with building things up from the smallest pieces - atoms and molecules - and it brings astonishing potential directly into the world of design, manufacture and engineering of every sort."

Attendance at the exclusive COFES2002 comprises top-level engineering executives from leading executives of the top engineering software firms, prominent editors, consultants, and analysts, and selected user companies. For more information, and to find out how to request an invitation, please call 301-365-9085, or visit http://www.cofes.com

About Cyon Research
Cyon Research Corporation was formed by CAD industry consultants Brad Holtz, Joel Orr, and Evan Yares to foster clarity and provide vision to users and vendors of CAD and PLM tools. Current products include: CADwire.net, a leading provider of online news and analysis; COFES: The Congress on the Future of Engineering Software; Engineering Automation Report, and The CAD Rating Guide™. More information can be found at: www.cyonresearch.com, 301-365-9085

About Foresight Institute
A biography of Dr. Drexler is available at www.foresight.org/FI/Drexler.html. Foresight Institute is a non-profit organization educating the technical community and public about molecular nanotechnology. Foresight sponsors the leading conference series on molecular nanotechnology; the next meeting will be held October 10-13, 2002, in Bethesda, MD. For further information, see www.foresight.org/conference

COFES, CADwire.net, Cyon Research are trademarks of Cyon Research Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Published: Monday, March 18, 2002

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