Archive for April, 2010

Bourns Introduces New High Current Power Inductors with Advanced Flat Wire Technology for Use in DC/DC Converters

April 20, 2010

Bourns® SRP4020/SRP7030
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RIVERSIDE, Calif., April 20, 2010 — Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today introduced two new power inductors that feature advanced flat wire technology for lower DC resistance and higher current ratings in an ultra small package. Bourns’ innovative power inductor design utilizes a flat wire within a molded magnetically shielded housing that enables lower DC resistance and slightly higher current ratings compared to traditionally used round wire. Designated Bourns® Models SRP4020 and SRP7030F, the new inductors are ideally suited for use in DC/DC converters for mobile electronic devices and computers, as well as data storage and voltage regulator modules. Other applications that can benefit from Bourns’ advanced power inductor design include servers, portable gaming devices, navigation systems, automotive electronics, medical equipment and more.

Bourns® Model SRP4020 features a very compact footprint of 4.8 x 4 mm in and 2 mm height. The device has an inductance range of 0.22 – 2.2 µH, with a heat rating current up to 10 A and a saturation current up to 15 A. Bourns® Model SRP7030F also offers a compact footprint of 7.6 x 6.5 mm in a 3.2 mm height. The inductance range is 0.1 – 10 µH, with a heat rating current up to 32 A and a saturation current up to 60 A.

“Flat wire technology offers a new breakthrough design with lower DC resistance and a compact size, which is very attractive for design engineers of mobile devices or other applications where prolonged battery life is essential,” said Guido Zehnder, product line manager for Bourns’ power inductor products. “We believe the trend for lower DC resistance and smaller sizes in power inductors will continue as applications, and especially mobile devices, will increasingly require more compact, low-power components.”

Pricing and Availability
Bourns® Models SRP4020 and SRP7030F are available now. For complete specifications and additional product information, go to Bourns’ site at http://www.bourns.com/ProductLine.aspx?name=power_ind_smd_high_current. As a pricing reference, the new power inductors are priced at $0.68 each per 1,000 pieces.

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 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 Europe Receives 2009 TTI Supplier Excellence Award

April 14, 2010

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — April 14, 2010 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that TTI, Inc. Europe, a leading worldwide passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete component distributor for the electronics industry, has awarded Bourns’ European operations with its prestigious 2009 Supplier Excellence Award.  TTI Europe has also recognized Bourns Europe presenting the company with its Silver-level Award for the third consecutive year.  This award recognizes outstanding supplier service, quality and sales performance.  The program focuses on quality measurements that include: on-time delivery, receiving quality, customer quality, administrative quality and business systems.  In addition, performance metrics such as sales results, profitability and percentage growth that are evaluated.  Bourns is one of only seven of the suppliers evaluated by TTI Europe that met or exceeded key performance metrics to receive this award.

“On behalf of Bourns Europe, I am extremely honored that our organization has been singled out again for the third year by TTI for Silver-level status.  This award represents the highest recognition possible of our performance as a supplier to TTI, Inc.,” said Ferdinand Leicher, vice president of sales for Europe at Bourns, Inc.  “I know that we owe this recognition to the dedicated team at Bourns Europe whose commitment to excellence is clearly demonstrated by achieving the performance and quality metrics that led to this important award.”

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 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.

Bourns Asia-Pacific Awarded 2009 TTI Supplier Excellence Award

April 14, 2010

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. — April 13, 2010 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that TTI, Inc. Asia, a leading worldwide passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete component distributor for the electronics industry, has awarded Bourns Asia-Pacific operations with their prestigious 2009 TTI Supplier Excellence Award for outstanding supplier service, quality and sales performance. TTI’s award program distinguishes companies based on quality measurements that include on-time delivery, receiving quality, customer quality, administrative quality and business systems. In addition, there are performance measurements such as sales results, profitability and percent growth that are evaluated. Bourns Asia-Pacific is one of only a few suppliers that met or exceeded key performance metrics to receive this award.

“Bourns is truly honored to receive this prestigious award that represents the highest recognition possible of a supplier’s performance within TTI, Inc.,” said Caleb You, vice president of Bourns Asia-Pacific, Inc. “The entire team at Bourns Asia-Pacific is to be commended for their superior service and excellent performance results that helped the company achieve TTI’s impressive acknowledgement.”

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.