Convera Corporation, a provider of search and categorization software for enterprises and government agencies, has announced the execution of a reseller agreement with Tornado Technologies, a Taiwan-based information retrieval platform provider. Delivering knowledge management expertise to manufacturers in Taiwan, mainland China, and Hong Kong, Tornado Technologies will resell Convera's RetrievalWare software to the customer base for its Information Retrieval Management System (IRMS). Tornado's IRMS solution is designed to link and integrate internal data sources within the Asia Pacific manufacturing sector. By localizing the RetrievalWare user interface and adding other modifications, Tornado Technologies is also adapting Convera's search technology for the expanding Chinese market. The Taiwanese company is also reselling RetrievalWare to the semiconductor, telecommunications, manufacturing, and government sectors in the broader Asia Pacific region, with Taiwan and China among the first countries targeted.