Cyon Research Announces the Departure of Co-Founder Evan Yares

BETHESDA, Md., Nov 3, 2003 - Cyon Research Corporation, a leading provider of analysis and consulting for engineering technology markets, today announced that Evan Yares, a company founder and its Chief Technology Officer, is leaving Cyon Research to pursue other interests. Yares plans to focus on industry interoperability projects related to his work with the Open Design Alliance, of which he is president.

"Five years ago, Evan, Joel Orr, and I conceived a company that could help bring clarity to the issues facing engineering technology markets," said Brad Holtz, president and CEO of Cyon Research. "Evan's insight, intelligence, and user-centric views have been significant factors in Cyon Research achieving this goal. While we'll truly miss having him here, we understand his desire to focus his energies on other problems, where he feels he can make a positive difference."

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 and profit from future technologies. is Cyon Research's Web-based, centralized research resource for market information, news, and industry commentary. Other Cyon Research publications include Engineering Automation Report(tm), a subscription newsletter providing insight, analysis, and reviews on technology specific to manufacturing disciplines; A-E-C Automation Newsletter(tm), a subscription newsletter delivering information on trends, new technologies, and market information for design technologies that address architecture and construction; and EXTRANET NEWS(tm), a Web-based resource for the burgeoning engineering collaboration market.

About the Open Design Alliance
Founded in 1998, the Open Design Alliance (formerly the OpenDWG Alliance) is a non-profit consortium committed to promoting open industry-standards for the exchange of CAD data. Its members include thousands of the largest and the smallest companies in the world. The Open Design Alliance is a leading light in interoperability issues for the engineering software industry and its users.

For additional information about the Open Design Alliance, please visit, Engineering Automation Report, A-E-C Automation Newsletter, EXTRANET NEWS and Cyon Research are trademarks of Cyon Research Corporation. OpenDWG, OpenDGN, and Open Design Alliance are trademarks of Open Design Alliance, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Published: Monday, November 03, 2003


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