COFES 2006 Opens in Scottsdale

Premiere event to bring illumination, opportunity to CAD industry

Scottsdale, AZ. April 20, 2006 -- Cyon Research Corporation, hosts of the Congress on the Future of Engineering Software (COFES), today welcomed more than 260 attendees from across the globe at the kickoff of its 7th annual industry event.

COFES represents the meeting of the best minds of the engineering software industry, providing an intensive conference atmosphere for both private and public discussions. The yearly event gives executives, end users, CAD and PLM vendors, analysts, as well as the press a chance to address the business issues in engineering technologies.

This year's eagerly anticipated keynote speaker is Alan Cooper, author of several books, including "The Inmates are Running the Asylum." The book criticizes of the short shrift software engineers have traditionally given human-computer interfaces, and contains his commentary on how computer-based products should be designed to match human intuition.

"Alan's insight into how people use computers is illuminating," says Joel Orr, Cyon Research's Chief Visionary. "Everyone at COFES, product designers, software vendors, architects and more, will learn from what he has to say."

This year, COFES enjoyed unprecedented support by sponsors and Technology Suite participants, who use the event as an opportunity to conduct private meetings, build business and establish contacts across the entire industry. Major sponsors include Microsoft, UGS, Spatial, and Autodesk. Technology Suite vendors include Adobe, Apple, Dassault Systemes, and PTC. New Technology Suite vendors this year are: CubicEye, Infinite Z, Kubotek, Mathsoft, and Software Innovation.

"The COFES event provides a unique forum for the CAD/CAM industry to channel our competitive instincts into better engineering solutions for customers," said Robert Bean, Kubotek USA's Chief Operating Officer. "Kubotek USA can speak from experience that many strategic relationships have been hatched at COFES."

The course of the event will be reported on daily via's daily commentaries and updates, in addition to weblog reports.

"COFES 2006 has record attendance, and is the most impressive event yet," said Brad Holtz, CEO Cyon Research. "We hope that by drawing together this superb group of individuals, the industry realizes more clarity, more focus and yet more success."

About Cyon Research
Cyon Research Corporation is a provider of analysis and consulting for engineering technology markets. Cyon Research provides key information, research, analysis, and consulting to its clients worldwide. COFES: The Congress on the Future of Engineering Software is Cyon Research's primary event, and explores investments necessary today to take advantage of-and profit from-future technologies.™ is Cyon Research's Web-based research resource for market information, news, and industry commentary. Other Cyon Research publications include CADCAMNet™, Engineering Automation Report™, both subscription newsletters providing insight, analysis, and reviews on technology specific to manufacturing disciplines;, Engineering Automation Report, 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 20, 2006


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