GlobalSpec Announces New Product for Distributors

The Engineering Search Engine Expands Product Line

LAS VEGAS, NV – (BUSINESS WIRE) – 5/3/05 – GlobalSpec the leading specialized search engine and information resource for the engineering community, today announced its new marketing service for distributors at the Electronics Distribution Show in Las Vegas.

Using SpecSearch®, its patented search technology as the foundation, GlobalSpec customized its parametric search capabilities to meet the specialized needs of the distributor. This allows distributors to showcase their company, products, services and line cards on GlobalSpec for the first time. Distributors now have access to the nearly two million registered users regularly searching GlobalSpec to locate suppliers, products and services meeting their exact needs.

Scott Virkler, Vice President, Business Development at GlobalSpec stated, “Offering searchable distributor catalogs and their corresponding line cards is a natural extension for us. More than 2.3 million engineers and technical buyers search GlobalSpec every month to access the world’s largest collection of online supplier catalogs searchable by specification as well as technical information from The Engineering Web. By adding distributors to the more than 14,000 manufacturer catalogs already searchable on GlobalSpec, we have strengthened what was already the most comprehensive information resource available to the engineering community. The engineers and technical buyers using GlobalSpec will now be given an even broader range of search choices.”

About GlobalSpec, Inc.
GlobalSpec, Inc. is the leading specialized information resource for the engineering community. Engineers and technical buyers regularly use GlobalSpec in their work process to search for and locate products and services, learn about suppliers and access comprehensive technical content on standards, patents, materials properties, specifications, designs, application notes and more. GlobalSpec's trademarked search technology, SpecSearch®, allows users to search by specification more than 79 million parts in 1,200,000 product families from more than 14,000 supplier catalogs. Suppliers representing their products and services on GlobalSpec gain a comprehensive marketing program designed to promote their brand and generate, track and manage highly-qualified sales leads. Information about GlobalSpec can be found at http://www.globalspec.com.

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

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Amber Cooleen
Senior Product Marketing Manager
518.238.6647
E-mail: amber.cooleen@ihs.com

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