Convera Corporation announced the execution of a reseller agreement with Tornado Technologies, a Taiwan-based information retrieval platform provider. Tornado Technologies will resell Convera’s RetrievalWare software to its base of customers for its Information Retrieval Management System (IRMS). Tornado’s IRMS solution is best known for linking and integrating internal data sources within the growing Asia Pacific manufacturing sector. By localizing the RetrievalWare user interface and adding other modifications, Tornado Technologies is also strategically adapting Convera’s search technology for the expanding Chinese market. The Taiwanese company is also reselling RetrievalWare to the semiconductor, telecommunications, manufacturing, and government sectors in the broader Asia Pacific region, with Taiwan and China among the first countries targeted. www.tornado.com.tw, www.convera.com

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