GlobalSpec Announces New Partnership with Semiconductor Fabtech

Fabtech.org is Enhanced with Search Capabilities from GlobalSpec

Troy, NY – (Business Wire) – 4/15/2008 – GlobalSpec (www.globalspec.com), the leading specialized search engine, information resource and e-publishing company for the engineering, industrial and technical communities, today announced its partnership with Semiconductor Fabtech, a provider of manufacturing editorial for IC manufacturing professionals.

With this site enhancement, visitors to the Semiconductor Fabtech Web site at www.fabtech.org, gain direct access to GlobalSpec's powerful search technology. Visitors can search by detailed specification for products and services from more than 180 million specs in 2.3 million product families from more than 23,000 supplier catalogs. Additionally, Fabtech.org gives readers direct access to The Engineering Web®, over 200 million pages of engineering and technical content – including engineering and technical Web sites and Web pages, part numbers, news, research papers, editorial content, material properties, patents and standards – powered by GlobalSpec.

"This partnership offers significant benefits to the engineering, technical and industrial professionals who rely on Fabtech.org to gain the quality IC fabrication technology content needed to perform work-related tasks," said Bruce Bergwall, senior director of business development for GlobalSpec. "By offering direct access to GlobalSpec's deep engineering and technical content, Semiconductor Fabtech is greatly enhancing the value they provide to their user community."

"Partnering with GlobalSpec allows Semiconductor Fabtech the opportunity to provide even greater value to those professionals responsible for leading-edge semiconductor manufacturing equipment and materials specifying and purchasing, said David Owen, Managing Director, Semiconductor Media Ltd. "With over 1 million unique page views to the Fabtech Web site in 2007, GlobalSpec's search capabilities enhance our site by enabling our readers to more easily research and specify the components they need."

About GlobalSpec, Inc.
GlobalSpec, Inc. is the leading specialized vertical search, information services and e-publishing company serving the engineering, technical and industrial communities. GlobalSpec users benefit from domain-expert search engines, a broad range of proprietary and aggregated Web-based content and over 58 e-newsletters – helping them search for and locate products and services, learn about suppliers and access comprehensive technical content. SpecSearch®, GlobalSpec's trademarked search technology, allows users to search by specification more than 180 million parts in 2,300,000 product families from more than 23,000 supplier catalogs. For suppliers, GlobalSpec offers highly filtered sales and marketing opportunities, product promotion and brand advertising platforms, and a wide range of e-media advertising and marketing solutions.

GlobalSpec, SpecSearch, The Engineering Search Engine and The Engineering Web are registered trademarks of GlobalSpec, Inc

About Semiconductor Fabtech
Semiconductor Fabtech has been at the leading edge of IC fabrication technology coverage for the past twelve years. Featuring real world manufacturing editorial, we target leading-edge IC manufacturing decision makers, worldwide. The highest standards in commissioned editorial written by leading experts in their field provide unrivalled content for a demanding readership. Each section offers focused, in-depth technical papers that provide an unmatched resource for semiconductor professionals.

Fabtech online was first launched in 1996 and was re-launched in 2005. The fastest-growing website in the industry, Fabtech.org is an indispensable portal for professionals in the semiconductor industry.

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