Global Sources launches the world’s largest electronic parts database built for China’s electronics engineers

PR Newswire

HONG KONG, Aug. 30, 2012

HONG KONG , Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Global Sources' (NASDAQ: GSOL) joint venture subsidiary, eMedia Asia Limited, has launched the world's largest IC and electronic components online datasheet database – . The database includes a Chinese language user interface and delivers electronic parts data for over 185 million ICs and components from more than 10,000 suppliers worldwide.

(Logo: ) , launched in partnership with software and database specialist SiliconExpert Technologies Inc., is built specifically for over one million Chinese electronics engineers to help them more easily search and purchase semiconductors and other parts needed for new systems design work.

Designed to complement eMedia Asia 's extensive technical media portfolio, gives China 's engineers and electronic component purchasers the power to search — in simplified Chinese — and find the right parts quickly. leverages a massive, normalized electronic components database of over 185 million parts and allows engineers to source parts by specifications, and specifically compare parts from competing vendors based on real-time data, then move directly to a purchase option.

This new channel also provides semiconductor vendors and distributors the perfect context to promote new products, existing stock, and technical support to China systems designers.

Localized parts information search

Brandon Smith , President of eMedia Asia Limited, said: “Our community of over 2 million engineers and electronics professionals needs a single, robust datasheet solution linked directly to advice on application and design possibilities. Thus far, they have been forced to rely upon a number of small, local players, and sites operating out of America. This new addition to our media portfolio answers their need, and extends our commitment to serve China 's engineers with specific media channels that support all of their design work and goals. has been developed with engineers and for engineers. Its data organization should allow China 's engineers to search quickly and easily, in their own language and to access critical data that aid in design decisions. is also an excellent bridge for IC and parts vendors looking to increase their business in China ,” Smith continued.

Tailored search for smarter and faster parts selection also empowers users to search for parts information in a variety of ways to suit their specific needs:

  • Inventory Search — displays which authorized distributors carry the part and allows users to purchase from them directly
  • New Product Introductions — showcases the latest releases from leading manufacturers
  • Compare Parts — features a specially formulated in-depth comparison chart, giving engineers a side-by-side parametric features comparison
  • Parametric Search — enables engineers to search parts information by partial part number, description, manufacturer or key product specification also allows users to customize and save search history, which includes recent searches, parts and comparison pages. It also allows users to sign up to a weekly new product e-mail alert service, so engineers can stay up to date with the latest product releases on the market.

Manufacturers are welcome to submit their datasheets to the site at no cost. Submissions can be sent directly to

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About Global Sources

Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China .

The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as online marketplaces (, print and digital magazines, sourcing research reports, private sourcing events, trade shows, and online sourcing fairs.

Over 1 million international buyers, including 90 of the world's top 100 retailers, use these services to obtain product and company information to help them source more profitably from overseas supply markets. These services also provide suppliers with integrated marketing solutions to build corporate image, generate sales leads and win orders from buyers in more than 240 countries and territories.

Global Sources' other businesses provides Chinese-language media to companies selling to and within Greater China . These services include online web sites, print and digital magazines, seminars and trade shows. In mainland China , Global Sources has a network of more than 30 office locations and a community of over 3 million registered online users and magazine readers of its Chinese-language media.

Now in its fifth decade, Global Sources has been publicly listed on the NASDAQ since 2000.

About eMedia Asia Limited

eMedia Asia Limited is a joint venture between Global Sources (60.1%) and United Business Media's EETimes Group (39.9%).

eMedia Asia provides 500,000-plus technology decision-makers throughout Asia and China with access to a multichannel media network. Through its technical events, publications and online network, eMedia Asia leads in providing the region's electronics community with the business and technical information they need to remain competitive.

About SiliconExpert Technologies

SiliconExpert Technologies' Electronic Parts Database is one of the most accurate, comprehensive and current in the industry covering 185 million electronic components in hundreds of product lines from over 10,000 suppliers. End-of-life (EOL) forecasting, finding Cross References (form, fit and function alternatives), Lifecycle statuses, Parametric Data and Product Change Notice (PCN) alerts are a few of the features of SiliconExpert's suite of products that provide Part Search, BOM Management and Obsolescence mitigation solutions. SiliconExpert's customer base includes leading commercial and government OEMs, top-tier authorized distributors, contract manufacturers and component suppliers. Learn more about SiliconExpert Technologies' solutions at

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