IHS Acquires PCNAlert
Acquisition allows IHS to deliver end-to-end engineering
obsolescence management solution
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (August 27, 2007) – IHS Inc.
(NYSE: IHS), a global provider of critical technical
information, decision-support tools and related services, announced today it has acquired the assets
of PCNAlert from SupplyEdge, Inc., of Pasadena, Calif., for $10 million in an all-cash transaction.
PCNAlert delivers leading component event management solutions, including product change
notifications (PCNs) and end-of-life (EOL) notifications for the electronic components industry.
“The acquisition of PCNAlert advances our strategy of expanding our
proprietary database of parts information and related decision-support tools,” said Jeffrey R. Tarr,
President and Chief Operating Officer, Engineering Segment for IHS. “PCNAlert's premier event
management offerings will be integrated with our growing electronic components business providing
IHS a clear differentiator in the marketplace with existing and new customers. The acquisition will
help accelerate our market penetration by leveraging existing IHS sales channels globally and
incorporating PCNAlert as an add-on to our electronic components product line.”
Component manufacturers, original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and
electronic manufacturing services (EMS) need to identify and solve potential part obsolescence
issues early in their design, procurement, production, quality control, and service and repair
processes. The integration of PCNAlert into the IHS proprietary electronic components database
uniquely positions IHS to deliver an end-to-end engineering obsolescence management solution. As a
result, customers' engineering process improvements can have a direct positive impact on their key
business initiatives in the electronics industry, including risk mitigation, environmental
regulation compliance, accelerated time to market, product lifecycle management, optimized strategic
sourcing, and effective electronics inventory and supply chain management.
Cliff Frescura, CEO of PCNAlert, said: “The collective power of IHS
expertise and its current Parts Solutions offerings with PCNAlert enable customers to make component
selection and management decisions more rapidly and with greater confidence, which is critically
important in a highly competitive electronic component market environment.”
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About IHS (www.ihs.com)
IHS (NYSE: IHS) is a leading provider of critical technical information, decision-support tools and
related services to customers around the world. Our data and services are used primarily by the
energy, defense, aerospace, construction, electronics, and automotive industries. IHS translates the
value of our global information, expertise and knowledge to enable customer success and create
customer delight on a daily basis. Ranging from governments and large multinational corporations to
smaller companies and technical professionals in more than 100 countries, customers rely on our
offerings to facilitate decision making, support key processes and improve productivity. IHS has
been in business for nearly 50 years and employs 3,000 people in 35 locations around the world.
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