Natural Resources >> CEO Interviews >> June 18, 2002

Sadeg Faris – Evionyx Inc

SADEG M. FARIS is the Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Reveo. He is a world-renowned technologist and entrepreneur, well known for his contributions to the field of superconductivity, electro-optics, and stereoscopic imaging. He founded Reveo, Inc., in March 1990. The company has built technology infrastructure and presently employs a team of talented scientists, engineers and business leaders dedicated to inventing new technologies and bringing them to market. In April 1983, he founded HYPRES, Inc., of Elmsford, NY. As President, CEO, and chief technical leader, Dr. Faris led HYPRES and its development of products based on its own superconducting integrated-circuit chips. Two HYPRES measurement oscilloscopes hold records for being the fastest and most sensitive products of their kind currently on the market. The products have won several industry awards. While retaining financial interest in that successful company, Dr. Faris left HYPRES and superconducting technology to begin implementing his ideas in electro optics. His proven track record enabled him to attract highly talented scientists and engineers to Reveo as well as funding from government agencies. His mission is to develop the company's technologies and transfer them into commercial products. Reveo already has a significant patent portfolio. Prior to founding HYPRES, Dr. Faris worked at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in that company's effort to develop an ultra-high- performance computer based on superconducting technology. As a prolific inventor and problem solver there, Dr. Faris was also involved with designing, fabricating, and testing ultra-fast devices and integrated circuits for logic and memory. He received seven Invention Achievement Awards from IBM, in addition to an Outstanding Innovation Award. Dr. Faris received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees in 1969, 1971 and 1976, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, from the University of California, Berkeley. Profile
TWST: Could we start out with a history of eVionyx and an overview of

the company today?

Dr. Faris: Well, it really started with a challenge I saw in a newspaper

article. The article, which