New York--In a partnership that could re-shape the world of e-marketplaces,electronics industry consortia e2open.com Monday tapped independentmarketplace Partminer Inc. to play matchmaker for its massiveexchange. In a three-year deal, Partminer will provide technology, servicesand access to its catalog of more than 12 million electronic parts. Partminerwill receive a few million dollars for technology and services. Moreimportant, Partminer will act as the exclusive matchmaking servicefor e2open if a company cannot find a part it needs from its on-contractsuppliers. At that point, Partminer will step in and help source newsuppliers and ensure on-time delivery of these important direct materials,charging a fee for its services.