PennWell acquires Strategies Unlimited

Aug. 6, 2001 – Tulsa, OK – PennWell Corp., parent company of Solid State Technology, has acquired market research and management consulting firm Strategies Unlimited, Mountain View, CA.

Strategies Unlimited specializes in the compound semiconductor, photovoltaic, wireless communications, optoelectronic components, and optical networks fields, publishes market research reports, custom studies, and newsletters, and also conducts conferences.

PennWell has made a concerted effort to build its Advanced Technology Division, based in Nashua, NH, to serve the global electronics, communications, and information technology markets. Adding to its array of 22 publications, it has been building a market research capability, starting with the acquisition of KMI in 1999.

“We are pleased and fortunate to have Strategies Unlimited become part of Pennwell’s Advanced Technology Division,” said Dave Janoff, PennWell VP and the new president of Strategies Unlimited. “Strategies Unlimited has earned a reputation for identifying the critical commercial issues for emerging technical products and accurately forecasting their market potential.” PennWell will also benefit from the strong Strategies Unlimited presence in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Strategies Unlimited has built strong relationships in the industries it serves, giving it exceptional insight into emerging technology and market trends. ” Working together with the KMI team will enable us to greatly enhance the value we bring to our customers,” said John Day, founder and president of Strategies Unlimited. “In addition, joining the PennWell organization will significantly broaden our market reach.”

PennWell’s expertise in conferences and exhibitions will support the upcoming Strategies Unlimited conferences on Optical Amplifiers and Solar Electric Building. PennWell publications, including Solid State Technology, WaferNews, Laser Focus World, Lightwave, and Integrated Communications Design will provide opportunities to disseminate Strategies Unlimited material.


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