CMP Acquires Portelligent, the Leading Provider of Teardown Analysis to the Global Electronics Industry

    Integration with CMP's Semiconductor Insights Creates Analyst Powerhouse

    SAN FRANCISCO and OTTAWA, Canada, Nov. 12 /CNW/ -- CMP, a media and
marketing solutions company serving the technology industry, today announced
that it has acquired Portelligent (, the leading provider of
product teardowns to the electronics industry. Portelligent will report into
CMP's Electronics Group and will be integrated with CMP's Semiconductor
Insights division, creating a technology analyst powerhouse that spans systems
and semiconductors. Together, the companies will offer a combined searchable
database of over 40,000 components and Integrated Circuits, which is an
invaluable resource for Semiconductor Insights' and Portelligent's clients.
    Portelligent delivers technology intelligence in wireless, personal, and
consumer electronics through product teardowns and related analysis. Since its
2000 spin out from Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC),
Portelligent has built a global footprint that spans North America, Europe and
    CMP and Portelligent have had a strong relationship for over five years;
Portelligent has been a significant contributor to CMP Electronics Group
properties such as EE Times and TechOnline. In addition, David Carey,
Portelligent's President and CEO, has been an important presenter at CMP
events, most notably conducting a live teardown of a Toyota Prius at the 2007
Embedded Systems Conference in Silicon Valley.
    "This acquisition advances our growth strategy to provide our customers
with 'more than media'," said Paul Miller, President CMP Electronics Group.
"We continue to build strong momentum for the electronics market with our July
acquisition of Semiconductor Insights, the September launch announcement of an
Intellectual Property Symposium, followed by today's news.  We are committed
to adding valuable global opportunities for our customers who have relied on
CMP for events, online and print products for more than thirty years."
    "Client response to our acquisition by CMP earlier this year has been
overwhelmingly positive," stated Harry Page, President of Semiconductor
Insights. "In addition, our clients have worked closely with Portelligent and
we are confident that they will be pleased with this new relationship."
    "Together, Portelligent and Semiconductor Insights are uniquely
positioned to offer detailed analysis and reports on products from sand to
silicon to systems," said Portelligent's Carey. "We look forward to working
with SI and the larger CMP family to become the go-to analysts for those with
a financial, technical, and/or intellectual property stake in the electronics
    About Portelligent -- A CMP Company
    Portelligent is the world's premiere product teardown firm, delivering
product analyses and related research in mobile, wireless, and consumer
electronics to a global client base. Portelligent's technology intelligence
enables clients to make faster, better, and more cost-effective decisions
about their competitive positioning, technology options, investment strategy,
intellectual property position, and marketplace opportunities. Portelligent
was formed in 2000 as a spinout of an Austin-based research consortium.
    About Semiconductor Insights -- A CMP Company
    Semiconductor Insights (SI) ( is the leading
technical advisor to the world's microelectronics community. SI supports its
clients through the technical investigation of patents, integrated circuits
and electronic systems. Its TECHinsights division helps technology companies
benchmark competing devices, improve time to market and solve technical
problems while its IPinsights division helps technology companies and legal
professionals evaluate, develop and monetize their intellectual property.
Typical clients are major electronics and semiconductor corporations in Japan,
Korea, Taiwan, Europe and North America and the law firms that represent them.
SI is a division of CMP (
    About CMP
    CMP ( is a media and marketing solutions company serving the
technology industry. With the leading online, event and print brands in all
technology market categories, and with services and tools that reach beyond
traditional advertising, CMP shapes and influences the technology industry
worldwide. CMP publishes highly respected media brands such as TechWeb,
InformationWeek, ChannelWeb, CRN, EE Times and TechOnline; produces major
industry events such as Interop, Web 2.0 Expo, XChange, Game Developer
Conference and the Embedded Systems Conferences; and provides business
information and marketing services such as the International Customer
Management Institute, Semiconductor Insights and Second Life consulting for
technology marketers. CMP is a subsidiary of United Business Media
(, a global provider of news distribution
and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than
$3 billion. For more CMP news, go to

     Contacts:  Alix Raine                Jenn Markey
                CMP                       Semiconductor Insights
                +1 516-562-7827           +1 613-599-6500

                Howard Curtis
                +1 512-338-3792

For further information:

For further information: Alix Raine of CMP, +1-516-562-7827,; or Howard Curtis of Portelligent, +1-512-338-3792,; or Jenn Markey of Semiconductor Insights, +1-613-599-6500, Web Site:                       

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