Bourns Joins Open Alliance Special Interest Group to Help Drive Ethernet as the Automotive Networking Standard

RIVERSIDE, Calif., April 6, 2016 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that it has joined the OPEN Alliance (One-Pair Ether-Net) Special Interest Group (SIG) as an adopter member. The non-profit, open industry standards group is comprised of mainly automotive industry and technology providers. The goal of OPEN Alliance is for companies to work together to promote broad Ethernet-based adoption as the automotive networking standard. Since its inception, the OPEN Alliance SIG has grown to more than 200 members.

“As a leading supplier of automotive components, Bourns believes it is necessary to join groups such as the OPEN Alliance that help set industry standards for continuing safety, comfort and infotainment advancements that benefit consumers and applications developers alike,” said Craig Wedley, Magnetics Engineering Manager at Bourns, Inc. “Bourns can be specifically influential in developing relevant magnetics components test standards for various in-vehicle Ethernet-based systems. To ensure maximum interoperability and open standards compliance, Bourns plans to be a licensee of the SIGs 100Mbps BroadR-Reach® physical layer specification when it is complete and approved.”

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

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