Archive for May, 2014

Bourns Honored Again with TTI 2013 Supplier Excellence Award at the Highest Platinum Level

May 28, 2014

RIVERSIDE, Calif., May 28, 2014 – 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 and management support, on-time delivery, receiving quality, customer-reported quality, administrative quality, operations and business systems. The award ceremony was held at the TTI Supplier Executive Breakfast Meeting during EDS in Las Vegas, on May 6, 2014.

“For its outstanding commitment to quality and service, TTI is pleased to honor Bourns with the Platinum award, which is the highest award level we bestow. We commend Bourns for its Platinum achievement level that requires five consecutive years of award recognition, and continuous recognition each year to maintain Platinum status,” said Melanie Pizzey, vice president global product operations at TTI, Inc. “We are thrilled to acknowledge Bourns for their 2013 performance that demonstrates the company’s continued dedication and commitment to excellence.”

“To be recognized again for our excellent sales channel support and demonstrated performance shows Bourns’ continued emphasis on customer service and the highest quality products,” said Kelly Vogt, senior vice president of worldwide sales at Bourns, Inc. “For its diligent and hard work, I applaud our team’s well-earned achievement at the highest level.”

About TTI
TTI, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a specialty distributor of passive, interconnect, electromechanical and discrete semiconductor components. TTI is the distributor of choice for industrial and consumer electronics manufacturers worldwide. TTI’s extensive product line includes: resistors, capacitors, connectors, potentiometers, trimmers, magnetics, circuit protection, filters, electromechanical and discrete semiconductor devices. TTI is recognized as the industry leader in service and quality and provides a broad array of supply chain services to its customer base. TTI along with its subsidiary Mouser Electronics, employs 3,800 with 100 locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia. TTI’s previous acquisitions include Mouser Electronics, Sager Electronics, Mateleco, France, Net-Aye, Israel, Campbell Collins, U.K., and NPCS Autotronics, China. For more information about TTI, visit 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 9001 and ISO 14001 standards under Six Sigma quality programs. Bourns® automotive products are manufactured in accordance with the ISO/TS 16949 standard. Additional company and product information is available at the company’s website 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.

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Bourns Expands Comprehensive High Power TVS Diode Product Line with New High Current Bidirectional TVS Diode in SMD Package

May 21, 2014
Bourns® Model PTVS-0xxC-SH

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RIVERSIDE, Calif., May 21, 2014 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today further expanded its comprehensive line of high power TVS (PTVS) diodes with a new high current bidirectional TVS diode offered in an SMD package. Designated the Bourns® Models PTVS10-058C-SH and PTVS10-076C-SH, the new PTVS diodes provide necessary bidirectional port protection and are designed for use in high power DC bus clamping applications. Bourns designed its new PTVS diodes in an SMD package to deliver a 20 percent reduction in peak clamping voltage compared to the equivalent through-hole device because of its lower lead inductance. Customer designs benefit from reduced electrical stress on the protected circuitry, and can achieve simplified assembly and reduced costs by eliminating the extra design step in cases where the PTVS diode is the only through-hole component on the printed circuit board.

“Bourns’ use of silicon technology in its Power TVS products provides a lower clamping voltage under surge, greater performance stability and increased reliability compared to typical competing MOV technology,” said Ben Huang, Semiconductor Product Line Manager at Bourns, Inc. “Bourns is committed to further expansion of its leading PTVS product line to continually meet the dynamic port protection needs of OEMs.”

Both models provide very high surge current protection with a peak pulse current rating of 10 kA. The Bourns® Model PTVS10-058C-SH features a 58 V standoff voltage and the Bourns® model PTVS10-076C-SH has a 76 V standoff voltage. In addition, these devices exhibit an excellent surge response versus temperature; the typical maximum surge current at 150 °C exceeds 70 % of its rated value at 25 °C.

As a pricing reference, the Bourns® models PTVS10-058C-SH and PTVS10-076C-SH are priced at $20.61 each in 10 piece quantities and $19.24 each in 500 piece quantities, respectively. Both models are available now, meet IEC 61000-4-5 8/20 μs current surge requirements and are RoHS compliant*. For additional product specifications, please go to: www.bourns.com/data/global/pdfs/PTVS10-0xxC-SH.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, computer, industrial, instrumentation, automotive, consumer, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments. Bourns® products are manufactured according to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards under Six Sigma quality programs. Bourns® automotive products are manufactured in accordance with the ISO/TS 16949 standard. Additional company and product information is available at the company’s website at http://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 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 Announces New Dual Ball Bearing Option on Popular 10-Turn Precision Potentiometer

May 6, 2014

Bourns® Model 3459

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RIVERSIDE, Calif., May 6, 2014 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced the release of a new dual ball bearing option to its popular Model 3549 10-turn precision potentiometer. The new option is available in the Hybritron® servo-mount version, and is capable of 10 million shaft revolutions with up to 250 grams of side load. Designed specifically for industrial, medical and aerospace machine-to-machine (M2M) applications, the upgraded ball bearing model option is also RoHS* compliant.

“This specialty option was developed in response to customer feedback and requests for the higher performance and reliability of a longer life potentiometer,” said Alain Leon, Product Line Manager at Bourns, Inc. “Adding a new dual ball bearing option to Bourns’ industry-leading 10-turn precision potentiometer demonstrates our ongoing commitment to provide customers with solutions that meet their evolving and demanding application needs.”

Bourns® Model 3549 with the dual ball bearing option is suitable for use under some side load conditions and features a standard servo mount. Optional 0.1 % linearity and optional A/R lug are also available. It is an excellent choice for an extensive range of M2M applications including farming and forestry equipment, off-road equipment used in construction, aircraft landing gears, production line equipment, packaging automation, patient diagnostic equipment and patient laser and radiation treatment equipment.

Pricing and Availability
Bourns® Model 3549 with a dual ball bearing option is priced at $42.00 each in 1000 piece quantities. Samples and production quantities are available now. For additional product specifications, an updated data sheet is available at: www.bourns.com/data/global/pdfs/3549.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, computer, industrial, instrumentation, automotive, consumer, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments. Bourns® products are manufactured according to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards under Six Sigma quality programs. Bourns® automotive products are manufactured in accordance with the ISO/TS 16949 standard. Additional company and product information is available at the company’s website at http://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 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.