The Thomson Corporation has acquired Techstreet, Inc., a digital content delivery company that provides full-text industry standards and specifications to engineers, researchers, and technical and information professionals worldwide. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Techstreet delivers full-text standards and specifications from Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs), including the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the British Standards Institution (BSI), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and others. Most documents can be obtained in both print and electronic format, via subscription or single-document delivery.
The Techstreet offering also includes a collection of technical books, materials property data, and technical training from over 1,000 publishers, industry associations, and technical societies worldwide. Searchable online, the content covers a range of subjects, including research, design, manufacturing, testing, and inspection in industries such as electrical and electronics, petrochemical, architecture and construction, food safety and public health, wastewater engineering, information technology, and aerospace/aviation. Techstreet Web-based tools and services are designed to provide subscribers with information to more efficiently manage their information resources.
Techstreet will become part of the scientific business within Thomson Scientific and Healthcare, and will be managed by Gregg Hammerman and Andrew Bank, co-founder and vice president of business development.