UBM Electronics' DataSheets.com Recognized for Internet Excellence by the Webby Awards

May 31, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Electronics, the daily source of essential business and technical information for the design engineering and electronics industry's decision makers, today announced that DataSheets.com, a website created for design engineers and electronics purchasing professionals to quickly and easily find electronics parts and inventory, has been recognized as a Webby honoree in the Website – IT Hardware/Software category. The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet.

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In February 2012, UBM Electronics announced that DataSheets.com grew 360 percent in online traffic since it was launched in July 2011 from 36,464 to 167,651 page views. The website is produced in partnership with SiliconExpert Technologies.

Other Webby Award honorees in the Website – IT Hardware/Software category include:
IDG Communications' Avaya Premier Thought Leadership Forum; CMO's Cisco.com; MGH's Edge Web Hosting; Digital Strategy's HP Corporate Website; LEVEL, a Rosetta Company's IT Survival Guide; Ascentium's Microsoft Windows PC Store; Extractable's Red Prairie; and Extractable's Webroot.

"We are delighted to be recognized for internet excellence by the Webby Awards for DataSheets.com, which is just under a year old.  We appreciate our audience's continued engagement and will continue to deliver the highest functionality and usability," said Amandeep Sandhu, Director of Audience Engagement & Analytics and DataSheets.com Product Lead, UBM Electronics. "The success of DataSheets.com highlights the vital need of this website for the engineering community. This award showcases our strong commitment to the serve the global electronics ecosystem."

Electronics engineers and electronics purchasing professionals can register for the site for free on DataSheets.com.

Manufacturers interested in adding an active data feed of electronic parts free of charge, click here. Distributors interested in adding inventory stock and have it listed next to part numbers searched by thousands of engineers daily for no charge, click here. (DataSheets.com only accepts inventory feeds from authorized distributors.)

Technology vendors interested in DataSheets.com sponsorship opportunities, contact Hector Pino at  hector.pino@ubm.com or 415.947.6756.

Last month, UBM Electronics won a min's Best of the Web award for its All-Access Conference Pass application for the ARM TechCon™ event in the Tablet App -- Paid -- Interactive category.

About The Webby Awards
Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, interactive advertising & media, online film & video, and mobile & apps. Established in 1996, The 16th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Yahoo!, Vitamin T, MLB Advanced Media, Rackspace Hosting, JWT, The Atom Group, Financial Times, BuzzFeed, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Guardian News and Media.

About UBM Electronics
UBM Electronics is the global leader in media and marketing solutions for design engineering and the electronics industry.  We deliver results for the key influencers and decision makers involved in the design, development, and commercialization of technology through its market leading brands, peer communities, and professional education services. More than 2.2 million engineering professionals engage with UBM Electronics brands which include EE Times, EDN, Design News, Test & Measurement World, TechOnline, EBN, DataSheets.com, Designlines, and Embedded.com across the globe to accelerate technology sales. The international electronics community gathers at UBM Electronics market leading events such as the Embedded Systems Conferences, DESIGN, DesignCon and ARM Technology Conference to share, learn, discuss, and advance the critical issues and challenges facing the electronics industry. Additionally, UBM Electronics provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation marketing, integrated media, custom solutions and research. UBM Electronics is part of UBM (UBM.L) a global provider of media and information services for professional B2B communities and markets.

For more information, go to www.ubmelectronics.com; follow us at @ubm_electronics to get the latest UBM Electronics news.

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 http://www.siliconexpert.com.

About UBM
UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, and in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,634 staff in more than 31 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

For more information, go to www.ubm.com; follow us at @UBM_plc to get the latest UBM news.

For more information on UBM Electronics please contact:
Felicia Hamerman, Vice President, Marketing
T: 516.562.5652, E: felicia.hamerman@ubm.com


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