GlobalSpec Announces Expanded Partnership with the IEEE

GlobalSpec's Library of Application Notes Now Searchable Through IEEE Xplore Digital Library

Troy, NY – (Business Wire) – 11/13/2007 – GlobalSpec (www.globalspec.com), the leading specialized search engine, information resource and e-publishing company for the engineering, industrial and technical communities, today announced that it has expanded its relationship with the IEEE, the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.

Visitors to the IEEE Xplore Web site, a digital library providing full text access to the world's highest quality technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics, will now have access to more than one million application notes available on GlobalSpec. Application notes - content created by companies to explain, illustrate and promote technologies or products - are searchable by keyword, and will be displayed separately from IEEE Xplore search results. This full library of application notes is powered by The Engineering Web®, a vertical search engine consisting of more than 200 million Web pages of engineering and technical content, indexed by GlobalSpec.

"Each month, IEEE Xplore receives more than eight million visits a month from customers seeking concise, relevant information about highly technical topics," said Bruce Bergwall, senior director of business development for GlobalSpec. "The expanded partnership between GlobalSpec and IEEE offers added value to these professionals, reinforcing GlobalSpec's position as a leading provider of quality technical information."

"By making application notes search results from GlobalSpec available through IEEE Xplore, we are providing our customers with additional value. Now, not only will visitors to IEEE Xplore be able to obtain the latest technical information published by IEEE, they will be able to also review practical applications of the technology," said Barbara Lange, staff director for product management at IEEE.

The relationship between GlobalSpec and the IEEE was initially established in 2005. GlobalSpec currently indexes over one million technical documents, including journal articles and conference proceedings, from the IEEE on The Engineering Web. IEEE publishes over 30 percent of the world's literature in the electrical engineering and computer science fields and many of the top cited technology journals. These include 132 transactions, journals and magazines, conference proceedings and IEEE standards.

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 55 product-centric 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 176 million parts in 2,200,000 product families from more than 22,000 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 the IEEE
The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.) is the world's largest technical professional society. Through its more than 370,000 members in 160 countries, the organization is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. Dedicated to the advancement of technology, the IEEE publishes 30 percent of the world’s literature in the electrical and electronics engineering and computer science fields, and has developed nearly 900 active industry standards. The organization also sponsors or co-sponsors over 450 international technical conferences each year. Additional information about the IEEE can be found at http://ieee.org.

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