Bourns Announces Release of Additional Murata Trimmer Products

January 24, 2017
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Bourns® Model PVG3 Series SMD Sealed Type Single-Turn Trimmers (Click for Hi-res JPG)

RIVERSIDE, Calif., January 24, 2017 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced the availability of the Model PVG3A and PVG3G series of Murata® trimmer products. The added trimmer products are available in both J-Hook and Gull-Wing pin styles. Sized at 3 mm and RoHS compliant*, the trimmer series features extended operating temperature operation (-55 °C to 125 °C), has a power rating of 0.25 watts at 70 °C and the rotational life is specified at 50 cycles. Ideal for harsh environments, the Models PVG3A and PVG3G are sealed and are designed to have high heat resistance performance for high temperature peak reflow soldering which helps protect the product during manufacturing processing. These features make the trimmer products well suited for small sensors, printers/copiers, optical transceiver modules and compact power supplies.

Bourns kept the original Murata part numbers to ease the conversion to Bourns-manufactured replacement products, and continues to manufacture and honor its standard warranty terms on replacement products based on Murata specifications.

Bourns invented the world’s first trimming potentiometer, trademarked Trimpot®, which is still the industry standard used to perform accurate circuit adjustments in a wide range of electronic equipment. Bourns continually makes physical configuration and ease-of-manufacturing advancements giving customers additional design flexibility in selecting the optimal trimmer for a particular application.

Pricing and Availability

The PVG3A and PVG3G series models are available now from Bourns. As a pricing reference, the PVGA501C01R00, 3 mm, single-turn, J hook, cermet Trimmer is priced at $0.92 for 1000 pieces. Additional Murata® trimmer products, Models PV12, PVF2, PV32, PV36, PV37 and PVG5 are also available from Bourns.

To access the data sheets for the Bourns-manufactured replacement parts, please go to: www.bourns.com/products/trimpot-trimming-potentiometers

About Bourns

Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of position and speed sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic components, microelectronic modules, panel controls and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, California, USA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including automotive, industrial, consumer, communications, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments. Additional company and product information is available at www.bourns.com.

Bourns® and the Bourns logo are registered trademarks of Bourns, Inc. and may be used only with the permission of Bourns and proper acknowledgement. Other listed names and brands are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

*RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC Jan. 27, 2003 including annex and RoHS Recast 2011/65/EU June 8, 2011.

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Bourns Partners with Mouser Electronics for Special Promotion at 2017 NAMM Show

January 16, 2017
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RIVERSIDE, Calif., January 16, 2017 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that it has exclusively partnered with Mouser Electronics to promote their industry-leading Pro Audio and Pro Lighting products including the latest PTL01 and PSP01 slide potentiometers at the 2017 NAMM Show.

Bourns will be giving away a Zemaitis C24MF Custom Metal Top Guitar with a Floyd Rose FRX surface-mount tremolo system, Bourns Sean Silas Signature Series Guitar Potentiometers, locking tuners, and other custom upgrades. Stop by the Bourns booth in Hall A, #6861 to see and enter for a chance to win this amazing custom guitar. No purchase is required and all entries are subject to contest rules.

The Bourns® Model PTL01 100 mm slide potentiometer with LED is an optimal solution for level controls in audio mixing, light mixing, and broadcast consoles, or for sound processors. Bourns designed its Model PSP01 motorized master slide potentiometer with an extended cycle life of up to 1 million cycles making it exceptionally well suited for automated Pro Audio mixing consoles, broadcast consoles and Pro Lighting consoles/controllers.

With a commitment to excellence and delivering advanced technology, Bourns supports the professional audio industry with quality, high reliability and value-added products. The company’s established customer base that includes some of the industry’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of audio and lighting equipment.

About Bourns

Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of position and speed sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic components, microelectronic modules, panel controls and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, California, USA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including automotive, industrial, consumer, communications, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments. Additional company and product information is available at www.bourns.com.

Bourns® and the Bourns logo are registered trademarks of Bourns, Inc. and may be used only with the permission of Bourns and proper acknowledgement. Other listed names and brands are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Bourns Introduces New Components for Next-generation Pro Audio and Pro Lighting Equipment at 2017 NAMM Show

January 16, 2017
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Hi-res JPG of Bourns® PSP01 and PTL01 Slide Potentiometers

RIVERSIDE, Calif., January 16, 2017 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced it has expanded its professional audio and professional lighting portfolios with the release of two new slide potentiometers. Both products are the result of Bourns’ close customer relationships with leading audio and lighting equipment manufacturers that have requested new features and capabilities for their next-generation designs.

The Bourns® Model PTL01 100 mm slide potentiometer with LED is an optimal solution for level controls in audio mixing, light mixing, and broadcast consoles, or for sound processors. The 100 mm slide length enables a more precise setting compared to shorter length potentiometers. Its sleek, thin design allows for multiple slide potentiometers to be mounted side-by-side in a relatively small space. Available in a wide range of LED colors, Model PTL01 offers a variety of standard resistance values and tapers to match a broad scope of equipment requirements.

Bourns designed its Model PSP01 motorized master slide potentiometer with an extended cycle life of up to 1 million cycles. This 100 mm slide potentiometer features a high-quality motor with direct drive belt design that offers superior quality, reliability and improved smooth operation compared to side mount motor drives. Furthermore, Model PSP01 integrates a touch sense lever making it exceptionally well suited for automated Pro Audio mixing consoles, broadcast consoles and Pro Lighting consoles/controllers.

“At Bourns, we continue to innovate and manufacture products that satisfy the advanced requirements of next-generation Pro Audio and Pro Lighting equipment. We designed our two new components to give designers high-demand performance, long product life and smaller-size features helping them differentiate their products to better compete in these rapidly growing markets,” said Chuck Manzano, Application Engineer at Bourns, Inc.

Pricing and Availability

As a pricing reference, Model PTL01 is priced at $2.49 in quantities of 1,000, and Model PSP01 is priced at $23.00 in quantities of 1,000 through Bourns’ authorized distributors. Samples and production quantities are now available. For more information, please see the data sheets available at www.bourns.com.

About Bourns

Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of position and speed sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic components, microelectronic modules, panel controls and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, California, USA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including automotive, industrial, consumer, communications, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments. Additional company and product information is available at www.bourns.com.

Bourns® and the Bourns logo are registered trademarks of Bourns, Inc. and may be used only with the permission of Bourns and proper acknowledgement. Other listed names and brands are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

At EDS, Bourns Honors TTI and Mouser with Broadline and eCommerce North America Distributor of the Year Awards

June 2, 2016

RIVERSIDE, Calif., June 2, 2016 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that it has named TTI, Inc. as the company’s 2015 North American Broadline Distributor of the Year. For the second year in a row, TTI was selected by Bourns as its top-performing broadline distribution channel partner in North America based on its superior sales growth, expanded customer engagements and creative marketing programs. In addition, Bourns named Mouser as its 2015 North American e-Commerce Distributor of the Year, having also earned the award in 2014. Mouser continued to stock new products and drive innovative marketing programs, resulting in strong sales and customer count growth.

Since 2004, Bourns has been honoring its leading distribution partners. The 2015 Broadline and e-Commerce Distributor of the Year awards were presented by Bourns at the Electronics Distribution Show and Conference (EDS) in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 11th. Bourns also recognized its successful 45-year distribution partner relationship with Newark element14 on May 12th.

“The value our distributors bring in expanding Bourns’ reach with electronic engineering customers is vital to the continued growth of our components business. That’s why we choose to recognize our top performing distributors each year. It’s also why our 45th anniversary with Newark element14 is such an important milestone,” said Lee Bourns, Distribution Sales Manager at Bourns. “The results of TTI’s commitment to customer service and market leadership were demonstrated in the strong revenue growth achieved in 2015 in spite of challenging market conditions. Likewise, Mouser’s sustained online sales performance shows why they are a true leader in the e-commerce distribution space. We anticipate the continued strengthening of our distributor channel relationships will give Bourns a solid foundation for success going forward.”

About Bourns

Bourns, Inc., is a leading manufacturer and supplier of position and speed sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic components, microelectronic modules, panel controls and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, California, USA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including automotive, industrial, consumer, communications, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments. Additional company and product information is available at www.bourns.com

Bourns® and the Bourns logo are registered trademarks of Bourns, Inc. and may be used only with the permission of Bourns and proper acknowledgement. Other listed names and brands are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Bourns Introduces New G.Fast and LAN Transformers for DSL and Ethernet/PoE Applications

June 2, 2016
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Hi-res JPG of Bourns® G.Fast Transformers

RIVERSIDE, Calif., May 16, 2016 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today introduced two new transformer products — a G.Fast Transformer, Model SM51430EL, and a LAN 10/100/1000 Base-T Transformer, Model SM51625EL. Standards based, Bourns designed its latest G.Fast transformers to meet IEC 60950-1, Functional Grade of Insulation and its LAN transformers to comply with IEEE802.3 standards.

 

Bourns’ compact G.Fast Transformer Model SM51430EL is an optimized DSL application solution for local loops less than 500 meters. With a targeted performance speed of up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps), Bourns’ new G.Fast Transformer is ideally suited for use with the Broadcom® G.Fast chipset BCM6594x and BCM6524x, and Microsemi® line driver Le87282. It offers an operating temperature range of 0 to +85 °C and 1.5 kVrms isolation voltage.

Bourns’ latest Model SM51625EL product is a single-port, potted construction LAN 10/100/1000 Base-T transformer designed for Ethernet applications. It features Power over Ethernet (PoE+) current capability up to 1.2 ADC per center tap, an extended operating temperature range from -40 to +85 °C and 1.5 kVrms isolation voltage.

“After speaking with our customers, we expanded our line of electrical isolation solutions to meet ongoing application design requirements and address the need to protect circuits, electronic equipment and people,” said Guido Zehnder, product line manager at Bourns. “Specifically supporting G.Fast designs, Bourns understands that effective line driver protection solutions will play a significant role in the transitioning of telecom copper lines into the Gigabit era.”

Pricing and Availability

The Bourns® Model SM51430EL and SM51625EL series are available now and are RoHS compliant*.  As a pricing reference, Model SM51430EL is priced at $1.02 each in 1000 piece quantities and Model SM51625EL is priced at $1.05 each in 1000 piece quantities. For additional product specifications, please go to: www.bourns.com/products/magnetic-products/transformers-lan

About Bourns

Bourns, Inc., is a leading manufacturer and supplier of position and speed sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic components, microelectronic modules, panel controls and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, California, USA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including automotive, industrial, consumer, communications, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments. Additional company and product information is available at www.bourns.com

Bourns® and the Bourns logo are registered trademarks of Bourns, Inc. and may be used only with the permission of Bourns and proper acknowledgement. Other listed names and brands are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Bourns Receives TTI 2015 Global Operations Excellence Award Earning the Highest Points Globally in Americas, Europe and Asia

June 2, 2016

RIVERSIDE, Calif., May 10, 2016 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that it has received TTI’s Global Operations Excellence Award, which recognizes the supplier scoring the highest total points globally in all three TTI regions – Americas, Europe and Asia. In addition, for the third year in a row, Bourns was honored with the TTI Supplier Excellence Award at the Platinum Level for its Americas, European and Asia operations. The Platinum level is given to companies that have five consecutive years of award recognition, and must maintain Platinum status. TTI created its Supplier Excellence Award program to uphold supplier quality at all levels including receiving, customer-reported and administrative quality, and on-time delivery supported by reliable operations and business systems.

Also for the third consecutive year, Bourns’ European operations were awarded TTI’s Diamond Award for the highest overall point achievement. The award ceremony will be held at the TTI Executive Breakfast Briefing during the EDS Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.

“TTI is pleased to present this year’s Global Operations Excellence award to Bourns, Inc. This is the fifth year we have presented the Global Operations Excellence Award, and Bourns has contributed greatly to our commitment of supplying the right parts at the exact time our customers need them,” said Melanie Pizzey, Vice President Global Business Operations at TTI, Inc. “Bourns worked diligently throughout the year to support TTI in all three regions, and we commend Bourns’ employees for their outstanding quality and on-time delivery performance.”

“Our performance worldwide with TTI represents a tremendous achievement for our channel sales team. Bourns is honored to be acknowledged for our ongoing excellence as a supplier partner, and is proud to share this series of awards with our deserving team,” said Kelly Vogt, senior vice president of worldwide sales at Bourns, Inc. “Going forward, we know we can never rest on our laurels as continuous improvement is a hallmark of the Bourns culture.”

About TTI

TTI, Inc. a Berkshire Hathaway company, is an authorized, specialty distributor of interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) components and the distributor of choice for industrial and consumer electronic manufacturers worldwide. Broader and deeper inventory, leading-edge products and custom supply chain solutions have established TTI as the leading specialist in electronic component distribution. Globally, the company maintains 1.2 million cubic feet of dedicated warehouse space containing over 850,000 component part numbers. Along with its subsidiaries, Mouser Electronics and Sager Electronics, TTI employs more than 4,700 employees and is represented in over 100 locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information about TTI, visit www.ttiinc.com

About Bourns

Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of position and speed sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic components, microelectronic modules, panel controls and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, California, USA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including automotive, industrial, consumer, communications, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments. Additional company and product information is available at www.bourns.com.

Bourns® and the Bourns logo are registered trademarks of Bourns, Inc. and may be used only with the permission of Bourns and proper acknowledgement. Other listed names and brands are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

*RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC Jan. 27, 2003 including annex and RoHS Recast 2011/65/EU June 8, 2011.

Bourns Introduces New Range of High Power, Ultra-low Ohmic Current Sense Resistor Products

June 2, 2016
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RIVERSIDE, Calif., May 10, 2016 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today introduced a new range of high power, ultra-low ohmic current sense resistor products. Bourns designed its latest current measurement devices to help power electronics developers save energy while maximizing sensing performance in their designs. The Model CSS series features feature low Temperature Coefficient of Resistance (TCR) for operating accuracy over wide temperature ranges and excellent long term stability. Their very low resistance levels, low thermal electromotive force (EMF) and high power handling capabilities make them ideal solutions for a variety of industrial applications and power electronics including battery management systems, switch mode power supplies and motor drives.

“Current sense resistors are growing in popularity due to their high measurement accuracy and relatively low cost compared to other technologies,” said Brian Ahearne, product line manager at Bourns, Inc. “Bourns designed this new family of high power current sense resistors so designers have an accurate device for higher power applications where they must monitor a voltage drop across the sense resistor and convert to a current reading to assist in the efficient operation of the circuit.”

Bourns’ new Model CSS series is available in both 2 and 4-terminal options. The 2-terminal models are offered in three different foot print sizes, 5930, 3920 and 2512. The 4-terminal devices allow for very precise 4 Kelvin (K) resistance measurement. Their metal alloy current sensing element allows for low thermal EMF and low TCRs of 50 PPM/C in the 20C to 60C temperature range. Both series options supply resistance values as low as 0.5 milliohms, and customers can select from a range of low resistance options and power ratings of up to 9W.

Bourns will showcase the new series of current sense at the PCIM Europe 2016 Conference, May 10-12, Nuremberg, Germany, Bourns Booth #430, Hall 7. In addition to current sense resistors, Bourns will showcase its breadth of magnetics products, Multifuse® PPTC resettable fuses and thyristor surge protector products. This broad line-up provides the technologies developers need to meet today’s challenging power electronics requirements while offering a valuable “one-stop-shop” resource for OEMs.

Pricing and Availability

The Bourns® Model CSS2H-5930 series is available now and is RoHS compliant*. As a pricing reference, Model CSS2H-5930 is priced at $0.556 each in 3,000 piece quantities. For additional product specifications, please go to: www.bourns.com/products/resistive-products/current-sense-resistors

About Bourns

Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of position and speed sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic components, microelectronic modules, panel controls and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, California, USA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including automotive, industrial, consumer, communications, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments. Additional company and product information is available at http://www.bourns.com.

Bourns® and the Bourns logo are registered trademarks of Bourns, Inc. and may be used only with the permission of Bourns and proper acknowledgement. Other listed names and brands are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

*RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC Jan. 27, 2003 including annex and RoHS Recast 2011/65/EU June 8, 2011.

Bourns Introduces New Range of High Power, Ultra-low Ohmic Current Sense Resistor Products

June 2, 2016

RIVERSIDE, Calif., May 10, 2016 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today introduced a new range of high power, ultra-low ohmic current sense resistor products. Bourns designed its latest current measurement devices to help power electronics developers save energy while maximizing sensing performance in their designs. The Model CSS series features feature low Temperature Coefficient of Resistance (TCR) for operating accuracy over wide temperature ranges and excellent long term stability. Their very low resistance levels, low thermal electromotive force (EMF) and high power handling capabilities make them ideal solutions for a variety of industrial applications and power electronics including battery management systems, switch mode power supplies and motor drives.

“Current sense resistors are growing in popularity due to their high measurement accuracy and relatively low cost compared to other technologies,” said Brian Ahearne, product line manager at Bourns, Inc. “Bourns designed this new family of high power current sense resistors so designers have an accurate device for higher power applications where they must monitor a voltage drop across the sense resistor and convert to a current reading to assist in the efficient operation of the circuit.”

Bourns’ new Model CSS series is available in both 2 and 4-terminal options. The 2-terminal models are offered in three different foot print sizes, 5930, 3920 and 2512. The 4-terminal devices allow for very precise 4 Kelvin (K) resistance measurement. Their metal alloy current sensing element allows for low thermal EMF and low TCRs of 50 PPM/C in the 20C to 60C temperature range. Both series options supply resistance values as low as 0.5 milliohms, and customers can select from a range of low resistance options and power ratings of up to 9W.

Bourns will showcase the new series of current sense at the PCIM Europe 2016 Conference, May 10-12, Nuremberg, Germany, Bourns Booth #430, Hall 7. In addition to current sense resistors, Bourns will showcase its breadth of magnetics products, Multifuse® PPTC resettable fuses and thyristor surge protector products. This broad line-up provides the technologies developers need to meet today’s challenging power electronics requirements while offering a valuable “one-stop-shop” resource for OEMs.

Pricing and Availability

The Bourns® Model CSS2H-5930 series is available now and is RoHS compliant*. As a pricing reference, Model CSS2H-5930 is priced at $0.556 each in 3,000 piece quantities. For additional product specifications, please go to: www.bourns.com/products/resistive-products/current-sense-resistors

About Bourns

Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of position and speed sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic components, microelectronic modules, panel controls and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, California, USA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including automotive, industrial, consumer, communications, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments. Additional company and product information is available at http://www.bourns.com.

Bourns® and the Bourns logo are registered trademarks of Bourns, Inc. and may be used only with the permission of Bourns and proper acknowledgement. Other listed names and brands are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

*RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC Jan. 27, 2003 including annex and RoHS Recast 2011/65/EU June 8, 2011.

Bourns Launches Sulfur-Resistant Fixed Resistor Products

April 13, 2016
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Bourns® Model CRT-AS Series High-Res JPG, 1.3 MB

RIVERSIDE, Calif., April 13, 2016 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced its Model CRT-AS Sulfur-Resistant series of thin film precision chip resistors. Designed specifically to operate in harsh environments exposed to high levels of sulfur contamination, the Bourns® Model CRT-AS series have a substantially increased lifespan compared to standard film resistors when exposed to a sulfurous gas environment, thus making them ideal solutions for a broad variety of mission-critical applications including industrial, automation, power supplies and communication base stations.

 

Many applications must operate in high-sulfur environments, such as where oils, lubricants, or fossil fuels are present, and in harsh, corrosive remote conditions and polluted industrial areas exhibiting high-sulfur contamination. The design of and materials used in typical thick film resistors, particularly the silver in the silver palladium internal terminal, make these resistors susceptible to the ingress of sulfur-based gasses. Common factors such as temperature, humidity and air flow, coupled with the presence of sulfur-based gasses, contribute to the corrosion process and the formation of harmful silver sulfide, which ultimately can cause an open circuit condition and failure of the resistor.

“As more and more devices and systems are connected, the reliable transfer of data and the need for uncorrupted data transmission and reception at the binary level is more important than ever. Any I/O interface failure, such as that from corrosion, can lead to a catastrophic system failure,” explained Brian Ahearne, Product Line Manager at Bourns, Inc. “Employing Bourns® sulfur-resistant film resistors helps eliminate this type of corrosion-related hard failure which leads to improved system reliability and performance while reducing downtime.”

Available in four different footprints from 0402 (1005 Metric) up to 1206 (3015 Metric), the Bourns® Model CRT-AS series is manufactured using a thin film element printed onto a ceramic substrate and tested in accordance with the ASTM B809-95 method. The series is also available in additional wide resistance, temperature coefficiency and tolerance options.

Pricing and Availability

The Bourns® Model CRT-AS series is available now and is RoHS compliant*. As a pricing reference, Model CRT0402-DZ is priced at $0.03 each in 10,000 piece quantities. For additional product specifications, please go to: http://www.bourns.com/products/resistive-products/chip-resistors/thin-film-chip-resistors

About Bourns

Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of position and speed sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic components, microelectronic modules, panel controls and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, California, USA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including automotive, industrial, consumer, communications, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments. Additional company and product information is available at http://www.bourns.com.
Bourns® and the Bourns logo are registered trademarks of Bourns, Inc. and may be used only with the permission of Bourns and proper acknowledgement. Other listed names and brands are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

*RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC Jan. 27, 2003 including annex and RoHS Recast 2011/65/EU June 8, 2011.

Bourns Joins Open Alliance Special Interest Group to Help Drive Ethernet as the Automotive Networking Standard

April 6, 2016

RIVERSIDE, Calif., April 6, 2016 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that it has joined the OPEN Alliance (One-Pair Ether-Net) Special Interest Group (SIG) as an adopter member. The non-profit, open industry standards group is comprised of mainly automotive industry and technology providers. The goal of OPEN Alliance is for companies to work together to promote broad Ethernet-based adoption as the automotive networking standard. Since its inception, the OPEN Alliance SIG has grown to more than 200 members.

“As a leading supplier of automotive components, Bourns believes it is necessary to join groups such as the OPEN Alliance that help set industry standards for continuing safety, comfort and infotainment advancements that benefit consumers and applications developers alike,” said Craig Wedley, Magnetics Engineering Manager at Bourns, Inc. “Bourns can be specifically influential in developing relevant magnetics components test standards for various in-vehicle Ethernet-based systems. To ensure maximum interoperability and open standards compliance, Bourns plans to be a licensee of the SIGs 100Mbps BroadR-Reach® physical layer specification when it is complete and approved.”

About Bourns
Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of position and speed sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic components, microelectronic modules, panel controls and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, California, USA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including automotive, industrial, consumer, communications, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments. Additional company and product information is available at http://www.bourns.com.

Bourns® and the Bourns logo are registered trademarks of Bourns, Inc. and may be used only with the permission of Bourns and proper acknowledgement. Other listed names and brands are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.