Microsoft and Compaq to Present COFES2001

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 10, 2001 -- Cyon Research, LLC announced today
that Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Compaq Computer Corporation
(NYSE: CPQ) will be the Title Sponsors of COFES2001: The Second Congress on the Future of Engineering Software.

These suppliers of the bedrock software and hardware on which all
engineering software is based join with Cyon Research to put on this unique

"Microsoft recognizes the critical role that engineering software plays in
society," said Andrew Hoover, Director of Manufacturing and Engineering
Strategy. "We are delighted to help bring together those who are charting the
course of this important market segment, both vendors and users."

"Since Compaq is the leading supplier of hardware for engineering
applications worldwide, we wanted to join Microsoft in their support of this
conclave," said Tom Salomone, Design & Engineering Segment Manager, Worldwide for Compaq Computer Corporation. "With our introduction of wireless and mobility solutions for engineers we wanted to take advantage of COFES to
discuss this technology, as well as our newest improvements in workstation
speed, power, and visualization, with industry leaders at COFES."

COFES2001 is the second Congress on the Future of Engineering Software. It
will be held April 26-28, 2001 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, Scottsdale, AZ.
This unique, high-level conclave of the "movers and shakers" of the
engineering software industry is the premier networking event for top-level
engineering executives and visionaries.

COFES2001 is open to the user community by invitation-only. To request an
invitation or for information, please call 301-365-9085, or visit .

About Cyon Research
Cyon Research, LLC was formed by CAD industry consultants Brad Holtz, Joel
Orr, and Evan Yares to serve the needs of both suppliers and users of CAD and
engineering software tools. Our current products include COFES: The Congress
on the Future of Engineering Software, the monthly Engineering Automation
Report, and the annual CAD Rating Guide. Over the next six months, Cyon
Research will be delivering a range of new products, including industry
reports, product comparisons, end-user research reports, and The Extranet
Rating Guide.

All of our products are intended to inform, enlighten, and foster
thoughtful discussion. Unlike typical firms within our general business space,
Cyon Research focuses on providing frameworks for communication and
collaboration within the CAD and engineering software industry.

We evaluate our success on how we can positively affect the entire
industry. We measure that by the positive experiences of the companies and
individuals who use the tools produced by our industry. If we can help
engineers and designers to get their products to market faster, with better
quality and lower cost, then we have indeed made a difference.


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Published: Wednesday, January 10, 2001


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