TROY, N.Y., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- GlobalSpec, the Internet's leading
product discovery resource for engineers and other technical buyers, recently
announced a strategic partnership with eFunda, an online community focused on
providing educational, research, and technical information to engineers.
GlobalSpec will arrange for eFunda to have SpecSearch, GlobalSpec's parametric
search capability, available on their site. SpecSearch is the premier
resource for engineers and scientists looking for mechanical, electrical, and
opto-electrical products and components.
"We are continually looking for partnerships that will help us better
serve our engineering user base," said John Schneiter, Chairman of GlobalSpec.
"Our partnership with eFunda shows our commitment to creating relationships
that help the engineering community reduce time spent solving their design
"We are happy to partner with GlobalSpec," said Cheng Wu, CEO/President of
eFunda. "With GlobalSpec's SpecSearch capability on our site, we will give
our engineering users access to thousands of searchable components and
products and suppliers. The partnership between GlobalSpec and eFunda is
focused on bringing engineering services to the next level. By addressing the
two most basic needs -- engineering knowledge and efficient sourcing, we can
finally start to see what the Internet is all about for the manufacturing
SpecSearch is the world's first online, standardized, parametric search
and specification resource that allows engineers to search by company name,
product type, or product specifications. Once results are presented, users
have multiple ways of contacting the supplier(s) for additional product
eFunda, an abbreviation for "engineering fundamentals," offers a broad
spectrum of online references for practicing engineers through its Web site
(http://www.efunda.com). Its goal is to integrate the daily activities of
engineers with their R&D related purchases. eFunda is applicable at the early
stage of an R&D project, serving as a one-stop shop for the engineers'
referencing and sourcing needs. Vendors rely on eFunda to secure business for
production by having their products designed-in during early development
GlobalSpec is a business-to-business, Web-based resource that connects
engineers and other technical buyers with the products and manufacturers they
need based on engineering specifications. Users of http://GlobalSpec.com have
access to bias-free information from about 17 million product specifications
and access to more than 10,000 contactable suppliers arranged in more than
1,600 product areas. GlobalSpec's advanced SpecSearch system allows
parametric searching for over 750 suppliers in 400 product areas.
GlobalSpec.com is financed by Warburg, Pincus Equity Partners, LP, an
investment fund managed by E.M. Warburg, Pincus & Co., LLC of New York, N.Y.
GlobalSpec.com(R) and SpecSearch(SM) are registered marks of
GlobalSpec.com, Inc. in the United States.