IHS GlobalSpec Introduces Datasheets360.com

  IHS GlobalSpec Introduces Datasheets360.com

Targeted Online Resource is Designed to Meet the Specific Needs of Electronics
             Purchasing, Engineering, and Technical Professionals

Business Wire

EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y. -- March 26, 2013

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.

About IHS  (www.ihs.com)

IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in
critical areas that shape today’s business landscape. Businesses and
governments in more than 165 countries around the globe rely on the
comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery
methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed
and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly
traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in
Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS is committed to sustainable, profitable growth
and employs more than 6,000 people in 31 countries around the world.

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IHS GlobalSpec
Amber Cooleen, 518-880-0200 ext. 5338
Senior Product Marketing Manager
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