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News Release

CyboSoft Co-founder Dr. George Cheng Elected an ISA Fellow

July 16, 2010 - CyboSoft, General Cybernation Group Inc., (Rancho Cordova, California), today announced that the International Society of Automation (ISA) has elected its co-founder and chief executive officer (CEO), Dr. George S. Cheng, an ISA Fellow in recognition of the invention, development, and deployment of Model-Free Adaptive (MFA) control technology. The ISA acknowledges deserving automation professionals by bestowing its highest grade of membership.


ISA Fellow membership recognizes qualified ISA members who have made exceptional contributions to the automation industry. An ISA Fellow is a Senior Member elected by a majority vote of the society's Executive Board who possesses outstanding and acknowledged engineering or scientific attainments; has been a Senior Member of ISA for at least 5 years; has worked for at least ten years in instrumentation development, application, operation, management or teaching; and has received peer evaluations leading to recommendation for election by the Society Admissions Committee.

Dr. Cheng is the originator and a key developer of CyboSoft's patented Model-Free Adaptive (MFA) control technology, and is the inventor or the primary co-inventor of 12 U.S. patents and related international patents. Over the past 15 years while serving as CyboSoft's CEO and CTO, Dr. Cheng has led the company in developing new MFA controllers and products to solve various difficult control problems. He has also worked closely with CyboSoft's strategic partners to make MFA available in various automation product platforms.

Patrick Gouhin, ISA executive director & CEO, commented, "We are pleased to continue to honor the greatest technical minds in the automation profession with the 2010 list of distinguished ISA Fellows. Dr. George Cheng's outstanding contributions toward building the body of knowledge that will continue to evolve automation has been recognized by his peers and the community at large. But his contributions do not end there. His vision for, and leadership within CyboSoft continue to leave a positive footprint around the world and so do his leadership contributions within the International Society of Automation. It has been my pleasure to work side by side with Dr. Cheng on his efforts regarding our Automation Executive Summit and Exhibitor Advisory Committee, where he brings innovative thinking to the forefront. It is our pleasure to recognize Dr. Cheng alongside a distinguished list of past recipients who have been bestowed the honor of ISA Fellow."

Dr. Cheng expressed gratitude for his selection as an ISA Fellow. He said, "I am honored to be elected to the distinguished grade of ISA Fellow and want to express my sincere appreciation to the nominator, evaluators, ISA Admissions Committee, and the ISA Executive Board for their time, consideration, and recognition. This honor really belongs to all the people who have helped and supported the success of the Model-Free Adaptive control technology.

"Automation is a key contributor to today's civilization since it enabled the production of quality products in massive quantities. It has been my good fortune to be one of the millions of automation professionals who continue to strive to find solutions for today's urgent needs. At CyboSoft, my colleagues and I accept this award as a great encouragement and will continue our innovation and hard work to help solve problems relating to energy crisis, climate changes, renewable energy, and environmental protection."

Dr. Cheng added, "Having participated in numerous ISA events and served on various ISA committees, I have nothing but respect for the organization, leadership, workers and volunteers. As an ISA Fellow, I am eager to help promote and serve the automation profession and contribute to our industry and society."

About ISA
Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation ( is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts conferences and exhibitions for automation professionals. ISA is the founding sponsor of the Automation Federation (www.

About CyboSoft
CyboSoft, General Cybernation Group, Inc., is the leader in control technology serving the worldwide process control, building control, and equipment control markets. CyboSoft's patented Model-Free Adaptive (MFA) control technology for automatically controlling physical processes is a major breakthrough. No other comparable technology possesses all the attributes of MFA.

CyboSoft's mission is to embed the appropriate MFA controllers in instruments, equipment, tools, software platforms, or automation systems of brand-name suppliers in targeted industries, application areas, or market segments. MFA controllers are replacing PID controllers on a very large scale and are also used for controlling those loops that are now in manual control. This revolutionary technology allows users to achieve significant advantages to better compete in this global economy.

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