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PDX (Product Definition eXchange) Standard Group

Digital Market Joins PDX Standard Group

Standard for Automated Product Content Exchange Proceses Will Improve Efficiency and Time-to-Market, Increasing Profits for Entire Supply Chain

SUNNYVALE, California. September 07, 1999.

Digital Market, Inc. today announced it has joined the PDX (Product Definition eXchange) Standard Group.

The company joins the ranks of Agile Software, Intel, Solectron and others in helping to facilitate adoption of a universal communications standard that will promote automated product content exchange processes to improve time-to-market and increase profits for the entire supply chain.

"Effective and timely communications during the entire process of product design and manufacturing has become critical to an organization's success," said Stephanie Kozinski, director of product marketing for Digital Market.

"The PDX standard is a big step forward in delivering a common language for communicating product information to both buyers and suppliers, which is why we're excited about joining the PDX Standard Group. This standard will significantly impact the speed of new product delivery which translates into increased profits for the entire supply chain."

According to Joe Fazio, director of product marketing for Agile Software, "Manufacturing processes today have become increasingly complex as they have expanded to include widespread virtual networks of OEMs, manufacturing service providers and parts suppliers. This integrated supply chain is being driven by customers to deliver in 'Internet time'.

"As a pioneer of Internet-based sourcing and procurement of production materials, Digital Market is an outstanding addition to the PDX Standard Group, and we're looking forward to having them help us in our quest to standardize this process a goal which will ultimately benefit the entire supply chain."

About the PDX Standard Group

The PDX (Product Definition eXchange) Standard Group is a working group of the NEMI VFIIP (National Electronics Manufacturing Initiative, Virtual Factory Information Interchange Project). It includes members from major electronics manufacturers involved with the problems of supply chain communication of product definition data.

The PDX standardization effort is focused on the problem of communicating product content information between original equipment manufacturers (OEM), electronic manufacturing service (EMS) providers and component suppliers.

The standard is based on XML (eXtended Markup Language), which provides a simple yet powerful and flexible way to encode structured data into a format that is both human and machine-readable. For more information, visit the web site at

About Digital Market

Digital Market, Inc. was founded in 1994 to develop a secure online sourcing and procurement solution that leverages the power of the Internet. The company is a pioneer in the business-to-business e-commerce market, focused on providing secure supplier extranet solutions for the sourcing and procurement of production materials in the manufacturing sector.

Digital Market is headquartered in Sunnyvale and can be contacted via telephone at 408/720-7422, fax at 408/720-7420, and the Internet at

Note to Editors: Digital Market and Digital Buyer are trademarks of Digital Market, Inc. Other trademarks appearing in this document are the property of their respective owners.


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