Bourns Awarded 2009 TTI Supplier Excellence Award

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — March 2, 2010 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that TTI, Inc., the world’s leading authorized distributor specialist offering passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components in the electronics industry, has awarded Bourns with their prestigious 2009 TTI Supplier Excellence Award. Additionally, TTI honored Bourns with their second Platinum award, which is the highest award level given. The Platinum achievement level requires five consecutive years of award recognition, and continuous recognition each year to maintain Platinum status. The formal award recognition ceremony will be held at the TTI Supplier Executive Breakfast Meeting during the Electronic Distribution Show in Las Vegas on Tuesday, May 11, 2010.

“Our TTI Supplier Excellence Program helps to foster an environment of continuous improvement in supplier and distributor performance, and these awards allow us to recognize those suppliers that have achieved outstanding performance for the year,” said Melanie Pizzey, TTI vice president, global product operations. “The goal of our Supplier Excellence program is to improve supplier and distributor performance and overall customer satisfaction. Thanks to high-achieving partners such as Bourns, we have achieved this goal once again.”

“Bourns is truly honored to be one of only seven suppliers that have met or exceeded the key performance metrics to be awarded a TTI Supplier Excellence Award,” said Dick Krass, vice president of distributor sales at Bourns, Inc. “We are also extremely honored to be one of only three suppliers to receive Platinum-level status. The entire team at Bourns is to be commended for helping achieve this distinct recognition.”

About TTI
TTI, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a specialty distributor of passive, interconnect, electromechanical and discrete components. TTI is the distributor of choice for electronic manufacturers worldwide. TTI’s extensive product line includes: resistors, capacitors, connectors, potentiometers, trimmers, magnetic circuit protection, filters, relays, switches, sensors and discrete semiconductor devices. TTI is recognized as the industry’s leader in service and quality and provides a broad array of supply chain services to its customer base. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, TTI employs 2,000 with more than 50 locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information about TTI visit http://www.ttiinc.com.

About Bourns
Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of automotive sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic products, microelectronic modules, trimming and precision potentiometers, panel controls and encoders and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, CA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including telecommunications, computer, industrial, instrumentation, automotive, consumer, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments. Bourns® products are manufactured according to ISO-9000 standards under Six Sigma quality programs. Bourns® automotive products are manufactured in accordance with the TS16949 standard. Additional company and product information is available at the company’s website at http://www.bourns.com.

Bourns® and the Bourns logo are trademarks or 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.

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