Bourns Announces New ChipGuard® Automotive ESD Protectors

Bourns® CGA-MLC Series

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Riverside, Calif., Dec 17, 2013 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced the introduction of new ChipGuard® ESD protectors designed specifically to guard sensitive automotive electronics from the threat of electrostatic discharge (ESD) and are qualified to meet up to IEC 61000-4-2 Level 4 standards. Designated the Bourns® CGA-MLC Series of ESD protectors, these extremely fast bidirectional devices have low capacitance, minimal insertion loss and low leakage over a wide temperature range. The new devices from Bourns are available in ultra-small, industry standard 0402 and 0603 packages. The Bourns ChipGuard® MLC Series of ESD protectors are an ideal protection solution for a large range of automotive applications including antenna circuits, camera links, sensors, touchscreen interfaces, GPS systems, USB 3.0 devices and high-speed communication buses.

“Answering the needs of our automotive customers, Bourns expressly designed our new MLC Series of ESD protectors to deliver the high performance and reliability required for today’s sensitive automotive applications,” said Kurt Wattelet, Communications Division at Bourns, Inc. “Bourns continually strives to introduce products that our customers need to excel in their respective industries, and this new series of ESD protectors provides the advanced technology needed for the broad spectrum of high speed digital electronics employed in vehicles today.”

The Bourns® ChipGuard® MLC Series are fast-response protectors, designed to withstand multi-strike ESD threats, are RoHS* compliant and are fully AEC-Q200 qualified and supported.

Pricing and Availability
The Bourns® CGA-MLC Series of ESD protectors are available now. As a pricing reference, an ESD protector in a 0402 package is priced at $0.08 each in 30,000 piece quantities. For additional product information and specifications, please go to: www.bourns.com/data/global/pdfs/CGA-MLC.pdf.

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, automotive, consumer, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments. Bourns® products are manufactured according to ISO-9000 and ISO-14001 standards under Six Sigma quality programs. Additional company and product information is available at the company’s website at www.bourns.com.

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

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

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