GM Awards Bourns China Facility

Riverside, Calif. – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced the company’s China, Xiamen facility has received the 2013-2014 Supplier Quality Excellence Award from General Motors (GM) China.  GM’s Supplier Quality Excellence Award recognizes key suppliers that have achieved outstanding performance on multiple levels of key performance indicators (KPIs) over the preceding 12 month period.  Bourns Xiamen Automotive Division supplies steering…

Bourns Awards Top European Distributor Partners

Riverside, Calif.- Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that it acknowledged the company’s top performing distributors with its European Distributor Awards during an event at this year’s Electronica trade show held in Munich, Germany. Bourns developed the awards to recognize the outstanding contributions by its distributor channel partners over the past…

Bourns Acquires Komatsulite

Riverside, Calif. – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, announced today that it has acquired all of the outstanding shares of Komatsulite Mfg. Co., Ltd and its subsidiaries.  Komatsulite, headquartered in Osaka, Japan, is a leader in the field of safety devices for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries.  Terms of the transaction were not…

Bourns Expands LAN Transformer Line

Riverside, Calif. – Bourns, Inc. has extended its family of LAN 10/100/1000 Base-T transformers with a model designed specifically for Ethernet-based applications with Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) functionality. The new model also delivers an extended operating temperature (-40 to +85 °C) making it suitable for harsh environment applications. Designated Model SM51589PEL, the new LAN transformer can be used as…

Bourns Releases SLIC Protection Design Kit

Riverside, Calif. – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced a specific new 4 kV ITU-T Subscriber Line Interface Circuit (SLIC) Protection Design Kit and PortNote® Solution. The design kit, PN-DESIGNKIT-47, contains a Bourns® high-surge programmable thyristor (TISP9110MDMR-S) along with ceramic PTC resettable fuses for effective protection of SLICs that must operate under 4…

Bourns Receives Arrow Award

Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that it has received the Arrow Electronics, Inc. Perfect Order Index (POI) Award for 2013. Bourns was the recipient of Arrow’s Platinum POI Award which is the highest award level given.  Arrow began the POI Awards to honor suppliers that achieve best-in-class performance…

TTI Awards Bourns

Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that it has again been honored with TTI’s Supplier Excellence Award at the Platinum Level for its Americas, European and Asia operations. Bourns’ European operations also received TTI’s Diamond Award for the highest overall point achievement.  The TTI Supplier Excellence program measures sales…

Top 10 Products of 2013

The top 10 most read new product introductions in 2013 ranged from sensors and ferrite beads to op amps and 32-bit microcontrollers. Four of the top ten devices were IP&E components from three suppliers: Bourns, Murata, and Molex. The top semiconductor products were introduced by Linear Technology, Texas Instruments (TI), Microchip Technology, and Microsemi. Most…