GlobalSpec (recently acquired by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS)), a leading provider of digital media solutions for suppliers and distributors seeking exposure to engineering, manufacturing and technical professionals, today announced the release of Datasheets360 ( www.datasheets360.com), a comprehensive source for manufacturer datasheets and distributor pricing and availability information, searchable by partial and exact product numbers. By leveraging IHS CAPS Universe content with IHS GlobalSpec’s digital media platform, Datasheets360 provides purchasing, engineering, and technical professionals instant, free access to a database of millions of electronics components datasheets. Visitors to www.datasheets360.com can search datasheets from over 600 suppliers in more than 400 categories of active and passive electronic components. For suppliers, Datasheets360 offers multiple opportunities to dominate share of voice for specific parts or entire part categories via contextual ad units, and drive transaction-ready traffic to their site to buy products or request samples. Built to facilitate product consideration and ultimately part procurement, the site represents an opportunity for manufacturers to build brand awareness and position themselves for design wins during a critical phase in the buy cycle, and for distributors to drive transactions. “With the launch of Datasheets360, IHS has established the largest, most comprehensive resource for critical parts data in the industry,” said Don Lesem, vice president of digital media & engineering insight for IHS. “Engineering, purchasing and related professionals have long relied on IHS as a source of trusted content. Datasheets360 allows this audience to search and access essential data and content, while giving suppliers a digital media platform designed to facilitate multiple opportunities to reach, engage and drive transactions.” Datasheets360 launch partners include Digi-Key Corporation; Mouser Electronics, Inc.; and Allied Electronics, Inc. To learn more about Datasheets360, visit www.datasheets360.com. About GlobalSpec GlobalSpec, recently acquired by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), is the leading provider of digital media solutions designed to connect industrial marketers with their target audience of engineering, technical, industrial, scientific and manufacturing sector professionals. GlobalSpec provides its registered users with a domain-expert search engine to search more than 50,000 supplier catalogs by specification, a broad range of proprietary and aggregated Web-based content, over 15 annual online events, and more than 70 e-newsletters - helping them search for and locate products and services, learn about suppliers and access comprehensive technical content. For suppliers, GlobalSpec helps generate awareness, demand and engagement opportunities among the professionals they are looking to reach – from inbox to desktop, through networks and via real-time engagement.
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