USA: IHS Inc., a leading global source of critical information and insight, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire iSuppli Corp., the global leader in technology value chain research and advisory services. The transaction is expected to be completed on or before November 15, 2010.
“This acquisition is an excellent complement to the existing IHS Product Design and Supply Chain business, and further builds our position as a key information provider in the electronics, manufacturing and supply chain markets,” said IHS Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jerre Stead. “Combined with the IHS electronic components information business, and our global commodity and economic outlooks, customers will have access to a full suite of robust information services across the entire electronics value chain."
iSuppli is the global leader in electronics technology research and advisory services serving a wide variety of market segments including computer platforms, automotive, consumer electronics and both wired and wireless communications. Product offerings range from electronic component research to device-specific application market forecasts, from teardown analysis to consumer electronics, and from display device and systems research to hardware design forecasting.
iSuppli serves companies involved in high-tech services, consumer electronics, multi-national industrial conglomerates, financials, and governments. iSuppli has successfully expanded their capabilities to encompass the full electronics value chain from fundamental electronic component supply to end-market demand. This complete value chain view is critical to operating and investment decisions of electronics manufacturers and across many core IHS market verticals which rely on electronics and electronic components.
“iSuppli was founded with a dedication to helping our clients improve performance in the electronics value chain by providing facts and analysis for success,” said iSuppli president and CEO, Derek Lidow. “Our business strategy, team of industry veterans combined with our strong commitment to customers and colleagues are excellent complements to IHS, and we look forward to joining with them to deliver the most accurate and trusted electronics information and insight to customers around the globe.”
Stead added: “Taking advantage of existing IHS expertise, the acquisition of iSuppli will help us develop new products and services for a variety of the vertical markets we serve. In addition, we are acquiring an important asset base of analysts and researchers, as well as customers across Europe, in China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan.”
The acquisition of iSuppli is subject to closing conditions contained in the definitive agreement.