Archive for May, 2015

Bourns Introduces Two New Series of Ceramic Core Constructed Wirewound Fixed Resistors

May 20, 2015
Bourns® W & WS Wirewound Resistors

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RIVERSIDE, Calif., May 19, 2015 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today introduced two new series of low thermal resistant ceramic core wirewound resistors. These axial lead resistor families give designers an effective circuit conditioning solution for applications that have very high temperature and voltage requirements and operate in harsh environmental conditions. The Bourns® Model W and WS Series fixed resistors offer E24 resistance values, have been designed to operate at extreme temperatures from -55 °C to +200 °C and are coated in a material that meets the UL 94V-0 standard. Bourns introduced its latest wirewound fixed resistor series to meet the circuit conditioning needs of a broad range of industrial and consumer applications such as smart meters, white goods, power supplies, instruments/gauges, lighting and renewable energy systems.

The Bourns® Model W Series features a wide power range from 1 W to 10 W and provides resistance values ranging from 15 ohms to 150 ohms. It has been designed to withstand the surge from the 1.2/50 µs voltage waveform described in IEC 61000-4-5. The Bourns® Model WS Series has a power range of 1 W to 8 W and a resistance range of 15 ohms to 3.3K ohms.

“We specifically introduced the additions to our circuit conditioning product portfolio so our consumer and industrial electronic customers can meet ongoing application requirements for high temperature stability, enhanced power handling capabilities along with low resistance values,” said Brian Ahearne, product line manager at Bourns, Inc. “These new families also complement the other circuit conditioning components offered by Bourns that include PTC resettable fuses, power inductors, rectifier diodes and Zener diodes.”

Pricing and Availability
The Bourns® Model W and WS series wirewound fixed resistors are RoHS compliant* and available now. As a pricing reference, the Bourns® Model W3M is priced at $ 0.12 each in 10k piece quantities and Model WS3M is priced at $ 0.15 each in 10k piece quantities. For more information, please see the Bourns® Wirewound Fixed Resistor product page.

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

*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.

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Supporting Future Innovation and Growth, Bourns Automotive Division Moves to New Facility in Taufkirchen/Munich, Germany

May 11, 2015
Bourns Automotive Taufkirchen

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RIVERSIDE, Calif., May 11, 2015 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that the company’s German automotive division operations have moved to Taufkirchen/Munich, Germany. The 2,800 square meter building just outside of Munich houses the automotive group’s more than 60 engineering, program management and administrative personnel as well as the company’s new R&D laboratories and prototype and tool shop. To mark this significant milestone, Bourns held a grand opening ceremony on May 5, 2015 attended by Taufkirchen Mayor Ullrich Sander, Bourns, Inc. Chairman and CEO Gordon Bourns and Bourns, Inc. President and COO Erik Meijer.

“Our automotive business has expanded dramatically over the last five years. To match increased demand, we have likewise expanded all of Bourns’ automotive manufacturing plants. This new facility in Taufkirchen gives us space to grow our engineering efforts in Europe allowing Bourns to satisfy both current and future business needs,” said Erik Meijer, Bourns, Inc. President and COO.

“As a leading worldwide supplier of automotive position, torque and speed sensors, Bourns realized the need for a new facility in close proximity to a major airport enabling us to better support our customers and partners. The new building fits our needs perfectly with room to grow. In fact, we have already received positive feedback about our move from several business associates,” said Jeff Pyle, Vice President and General Manager of the Bourns Automotive Division.

For more information on Bourns® automotive products please visit: www.bourns.com/Automotive.aspx

About Bourns Automotive Products
For decades, the Bourns Automotive Division has played a leading role in the design, development and manufacturing of a variety of sensors for automotive products. The company develops and designs an extensive range of customized automotive position, speed and torque sensors. Bourns’ research and development efforts combined with close collaboration with customers helps ensure that products meet the highest standards set for the automotive industry. Bourns utilizes state-of-the-art development software and world-class production methods, which provide innovative and cost-effective solutions for numerous automotive applications.

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

*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.