IHS Inc was founded in 1959. The Company provides source of information, insight, and analytics solutions to its customers in capital-intensive industries and workflows. Its core competency is sourcing data and transforming it into critical information and insight that businesses, governments, and others use to make high-impact decisions with confidence. By integrating and connecting the Company's information, analytics, and research and analysis with proprietary and used decision-support technology on scalable platforms, it produces critical information and analytical solutions designed to meet its customers' needs. Its product development teams have also created proprietary Web services and application interfaces that enhance access to its information. These services allow its customers to integrate information with other data, business processes, and applications such as computer-aided design, enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management, and product data/lifecycle management. The Company reorganized its business into the following three industry- and workflow-focused segments: Resources, which includes Energy and Chemicals product offerings; Transportation, which includes Automotive; Maritime & Trade (M&T); and Aerospace, Defense & Security (AD&S) product offerings; and Consolidated Markets & Solutions (CMS), which includes Product Design; Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT); and Economics & Country Risk (ECR) product offerings. The Energy & Chemical industry sectors include specific industries such as Oil & Gas, Coal, Power & Utilities, and Chemicals. Its content and analytics provides information and analysis on millions of wells, pipeline miles, and regulatory and mineral rights documents, as well as information on oil and gas fields, basins, and operating assets and thousands of power and industrial plants. Its content and analytics also provides data for manufacturing processes, as well as capital expenditure, cost, price, production, trade, demand, and capacity industry analysis and forecasts. In transportation segment it serves the full automotive value chain with a focus on original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), parts suppliers, and dealers. It provides authoritative analysis and forecasts of sales and production for light vehicles, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, powertrain, components, and technology systems across all markets. It also provides performance measurement tools and marketing solutions for car makers, dealers, and agencies. Its M&T content and analytics provide comprehensive data on close to 200,000 ships over 100 gross tons, as well as monthly import and export statistics on more than 80 countries and tracking and forecasting more than 90 percent of international trade by value. Its AD&S content and analytics provide specifications for thousands of military vehicles, naval vessels, and aircraft types. In CMS segment, the Product Design solutions provide technical professionals with the information and insight required to more effectively design products, complete engineering projects, solve technical problems, and address complex supply chain challenges. Its Product Design offerings include content and analysis on millions of engineering and technical standards, codes, specifications, handbooks, reference books, journals, and other scientific and technical documents, as well as software-based engineering decision engines for innovation, productivity, and quality. The TMT solutions service the entire technology value chain, including components and devices, telecom analytics, and end market intelligence. The ECR provides strategic and commercial professionals with information, research, and tools that supports commercial decisions and processes, including capital investments, country-entry strategies, acquisitions, annual strategic planning processes, and monthly/quarterly production and sales forecasts.