IMS Research (www.imsresearch.com), a global business consultancy and market research firm focused on industry and technology, has been acquired by IHS Inc. (www.ihs.com), an Englewood, Colo. provider of business information, insight and analytics. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
IMS Research has headquarters in Wellingborough, United Kingdom and more than 125 analysts spread across offices in Europe, North America and Asia. According to an IMS notice to clients, "with the expanded range of IHS resources – including market, technology, and supply chain expert insights, raw material forecasts, supplier and component databases, and decision support tools - it is our desire to deliver to you even greater value through expanded coverage and deeper analysis in the future. IHS is the only company uniquely positioned to offer you an enhanced view of the end-to-end technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) value chain. We are committed to combining our collective strengths to deliver:
- Integrated expertise in automotive electronics and infotainment, consumer electronics, medical electronics, mobile and wireless electronics, industrial automation, photovoltaics, and security electronics
- Enhanced and market-leading teardown analysis coupled with deep comprehension of value chain risk, cost, and complexity
- Unparalleled insights into equipment and component markets, evolving business models, and digital content consumption and distribution."