Compiled By Deborah Austin Professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers and MatrixOne Inc. provider of infrastructure for business-to-business collaboration, have allied to deliver eCollaborative Product Commerce (eCPC) solutions for the telecommunications and semiconductor industries. The solutions provided by this alliance will combine the MatrixOne Value Chain Portfolio of applications and eMatrix net market platform with strategic consulting and implementation services from PricewaterhouseCoopers. Both firms will pool their experience to deliver solutions for improving efficiency in the telecommunications and semiconductor industries -- including, for example, eCPC business case development, eCPC system architecture strategy development and eCPC benefits realization services. Firms in these industries face challenges from globalization, increasing product complexity, shrinking time-to-volume, and changing customer demands, says Charles Downey, leader of PricewaterhouseCoopers' eCPC practice. MatrixOne is headquartered in Chelmsford, Mass.; PricewaterhouseCoopers has offices worldwide.