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Thomson Scientific And PartMiner Form New Partnership


Users get two different engineering databases with one single login

Ann Arbor, MI-Centennial, CO 11/09/2006, Thomson Scientific, part of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC) and leading provider of information solutions to worldwide research and business communities, today announced a partnership with PartMiner. The agreement links Techstreet (, a business unit of Thomson Scientific and online supplier of industry codes and standards, with PartMiner, a supplier of components and management services to the global electronics industry.

As part of the agreement, Techstreet will become an authorized reseller of the PartMiner CAPSTM electronic components database and PartMiner will offer enterprise access to Techstreet industry standards in online, digital format. Engineers and technical professionals can access both databases at their desktops through a single, intuitive login and receive one invoice for the combined services. Various usage models and content combinations are available, providing enterprise-wide access to the world’s leading standards from ASTM, BSI, CSA, IEEE, ASME, IPC, ANSI, ISO, IEC, and others, directly from the CAPS database.

In addition, Techstreet and PartMiner have launched the new PartMiner online standards store at, providing “pay-as-you-go” access to the same globally recognized standards covering dozens of industries, including: manufacturing; electronics; telecommunications; military; computer hardware and software; aerospace, aviation and defense; architectural, civil and environmental; energy; petrochemical; and biomedical. Visitors can freely search the Techstreet database and order standards in hard copy or PDF format for immediate download through an easy-to-use e-commerce interface.

Michael Manley, President of PartMiner, remarked that “our partnership with Techstreet satisfies the need for a one-stop source for technical information. It’s consistent with our strategy of providing the highest value-added solution in the industry.”

Andrew Bank, Director of Business Development at Thomson Scientific said that “PartMiner and Techstreet share a common goal of delivering mission-critical technical information using the most intuitive, convenient and expedient methods. We are confident that this partnership will produce significant benefits for customers of industry standards and component data.”

PartMiner, Inc. is a leading supplier of electronic components and data management solutions for engineers and purchasing/procurement departments worldwide. At, customers can access data sheets and other information on over 67 million electronic components from 2,800+ manufacturers. PartMiner Direct is a primary source of electronic components, offering competitive pricing on in-stock items from it’s in certified warehouse facility. The company offers enterprise solutions for custom information from data maintained in the PartMiner CAPS™ Database; working with OEMs, component suppliers, design automation, supply-chain software providers, and others in the global electronics industry. The company also offers excess inventory management services

The Thomson Corporation
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Thomson Scientific is a business of The Thomson Corporation. Its information solutions assist professionals at every stage of research and development—from discovery to analysis to product development and distribution. Thomson scientific information solutions can be found at and


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