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Bourns Latest Feature-rich Uninterruptible Power Supplies for Indoor Use Offer Compact, High Reliability Back-up Solutions

January 26, 2016
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RIVERSIDE, Calif., January 26, 2016 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced three new uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) that are compact, feature-rich DC power supply and battery back-up solutions. The latest UPS devices from Bourns are optimal DC power supply and battery back-up devices for 12 Vdc powered Optical Network Terminals (ONTs), and are also well-suited for any 12 Vdc application where DC power and battery back-up is required. Offering small size for placement flexibility and designed for high reliability, Bourns’ latest UPS models provide three alarm features, ONT reset and cold start functions along with overvoltage protection and EMI/RFI filtering. These UPS devices utilize Lithium-Ion battery technology with integrated battery management systems which helps assure long-life and safe operation.

The Model MX1236 Series Indoor MicroFlex UPS offers a unique low-profile design where the DC supply and Lithium-Ion battery pack can be stacked, and can accept up to three battery packs for additional back-up capacity. In addition, the Model MX1236 Series UPS is capable of accepting 50 / 60 Hz AC power inputs from 100 to 240 Vac. This DC power supply provides a nominal DC output of 12 V / 3.0 A (36 Watts). During a power failure, the replaceable Lithium-Ion battery pack is capable of providing up to 10 hours of back-up capacity at 8 Watts. UL Listed, the Bourns® Model MX1236 Series provides the small size and flexibility needed to support today’s ONTs, Optical Network Units (ONUs), Fiber to the Home (FTTH), security systems, and more. Orderable options are: Model MX1236-L2-C7 which includes a power supply, UPS battery and relays for Vdc and telemetry output and Model MX1236-P-C7 which includes a power supply and relays for Vdc and telemetry output. Model MX36-LC is a replacement battery.

The Bourns® Model MP1218-L1 Series Indoor Micro UPS provides a constant supply of DC power and additionally provides battery back-up power in case of an electrical power outage. It can accept 50 / 60 Hz AC power inputs from 100 to 240 Vac. The DC power supply provides a nominal DC output of 12 V / 1.5 A (18 Watts). During a power failure, the replaceable battery pack is capable of providing up to 6 hours of back-up at 8 Watts load. Output cabling options include a 7-conductor 12 Vdc power and telemetry as well as a 2-conductor barrel type connector for DC power only. The UL Listed Model MP1218-L1 Series delivers the small size and flexibility required for current GPON installations. Model MP18-L1 replacement batteries are also available.

A related new product is the Model MP1218-P Series Indoor Micro Power Supply. It is designed and intended for 12 Vdc Optical Network Terminals but can be used in any 12 Vdc application where a DC power supply is required such as VoIP, FTTH and video. A model with seven-conductor Vdc and telemetry is available. The MP1218-P is UL Listed.

Pricing and Availability

As a pricing reference, the Bourns® Model MX1236 is list priced at $184, Model MP1218-L1 is list priced at $140 and Model MP1218-P is list priced at $70 each in single piece quantities. The new models are available now and are RoHS compliant*.

To learn more about Bourns full line of high-reliability UPS models, please visit the Surge Protective Devices and UPS product page: www.bourns.com/products/surge-protective-devices/uninterruptible-power-supplies-(ups).

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.

Bourns Introduces Professional Lighting Component Line at 2016 NAMM Show

January 18, 2016
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Bourns® Pro Lighting Components

RIVERSIDE, Calif., January 18, 2016 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that its Bourns Pro Audio group will introduce a professional lighting components product line at the upcoming NAMM Show to be held January 21-24, 2016 in Anaheim, California. Bourns Pro Audio added the new professional lighting portfolio to help lighting and stage equipment designers and manufacturers meet industry demands for computer automation and technology advancements. As stage and theatrical productions become more elaborate and automated with stage lifts, moving platforms, and motorized lights and lighting truss rigs, component technology is now an integral part of stage designs. Bourns will showcase select professional lighting components at its booth #6865 (Hall A) at the 2016 NAMM show.

Bourns’ broad line of professional lighting products includes components such as rotary position sensors, panel controls, slide potentiometers and rotary encoders used in the manufacture of light mixing consoles and controllers, computer controlled moving lights, moving stage platforms, and stage lifts. Also offered are a wide array of trimming potentiometers, resistor networks, and power resistors that meet the requirements of professional lighting equipment. For computer controlled light shows and PTZ cameras, Bourns offers rotary position sensing products with various communication protocols that are well-suited for use in robotic moving lights. Bourns’ rugged and reliable non-contacting rotary position sensors and encoders along with the company’s precision potentiometers are highly reliable solutions for robotic light applications that require very long life.

“Bourns has supplied components used in the design and assembly of industrial applications for many decades. We have extended this proven reputation to the professional lighting industry by bringing quality, reliability and value to an established customer base that includes some of the industrys leading manufacturers and suppliers of professional lighting and stage equipment,” said Chuck Manzano, Pro Audio Application Engineer at Bourns, Inc. “Our vast array of products provides a convenient single point of purchase, and allows customers to efficiently reduce the number of required suppliers. In addition to supplying catalog components, Bourns can customize components to meet a designer’s needs by offering various value-added options such as brackets, cable harnesses and connectors.”

The full line of Bourns® professional lighting components is available now through selected Bourns authorized distributors. For prices and availability, please contact Bourns’ authorized distributors.

To learn more about Bourns’ professional lighting products and the company’s leading line of Pro Audio products, please visit: www.bourns.com/products/pro-lighting.

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 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 Acquires Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Trimming Potentiometer Business

January 15, 2016

RIVERSIDE, Calif., January 15, 2016 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that it has acquired specified assets of the trimming potentiometer business of Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. The transfer of the acquired assets will begin in early 2016. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Bourns invented the world’s first trimming potentiometer, trademarked Trimpot®. Today, trimming potentiometers are used to perform a variety of circuit adjustments in all types of electronic equipment in virtually every market around the world. Bourns has continually increased the number of physical configurations available and the ability of its Trimpot® products to withstand manufacturing environment demands, offering its customers enhanced design flexibility in selecting the optimal product for a particular application.

“The acquisition of Murata’s trimming potentiometer business brings two significant strategic advantages for Bourns – a stronger competitive position particularly in Asia, and additional depth to Bourns’ world-leading Trimpot® product line,” said Erik Meijer, President and COO of Bourns. “As the inventor of trimming potentiometers more than 60 years ago, we are proud to continue Bourns’ pioneering legacy with the acquisition of Murata’s well-regarded trimming potentiometer product lines. This acquisition continues the company’s ongoing commitment to offering products and solutions that add value and functionality while lowering the total cost of ownership for our customers.”

“The Bourns transition team is working closely with Murata to ensure continuity, seamless product availability and the highest level of customer service,” explained Hans van Delft, Vice President and General Manager of the Bourns Industrial Division. “Leading this transition, I want to personally assure both Murata’s and Bourns’ customers that Bourns will continue the same industry-leading product performance, quality and reliability they have grown to trust.”

About Murata
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components and solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. For more information, visit Murata’s website at www.murata.com.

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 www.bourns.com.

Bourns® and Trimpot® 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 Names TTI as 2014 Distributor of the Year for the Americas

June 3, 2015

RIVERSIDE, Calif., June 3, 2015 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that it has named TTI, Inc. as the company’s 2014 Distributor of the Year for the Americas. TTI was recognized by Bourns as its top performing distribution channel partner due to its strong revenue growth and enhanced customer engagements for the 2014 fiscal year. Bourns also selected Mouser as its e-Commerce Distributor of the Year in the Americas by virtue of its exceptional online sales growth in 2014.

Bourns has been honoring its leading distribution partners since 2004. The Bourns Distributor of the Year and e-Commerce Distributor of the Year for the Americas awards were presented during an event at the 2015 Electronics Distribution Show and Conference (EDS) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“We are pleased to acknowledge TTI for the growth achieved with Bourns last year. Their close, strategic collaboration with Bourns’ field representatives enhances the customer experience and mutual profitability,” said Kelly Vogt, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Bourns. “The outstanding e-commerce revenue growth Mouser attained is a testament to their strategic investments in online coverage to support this expanding channel. The accomplishments of TTI and Mouser showcase why Bourns highly values our distribution partner relationships, and we look forward to continued success with both companies this year and beyond,” said Vogt.

“TTI is honored to be named as Bourns’ top distributor for 2014. We take great pride in our 30-year partnership with Bourns — one of our longest engagements,” said Mike Morton, President of Global Sales and Marketing at TTI. “Bourns is an ideal supplier partner that delivers innovative products while providing excellent technical support. Their commitment to maintaining a mutually beneficial relationship allows TTI to meet an evolving and dynamic variety of market application requirements. On behalf of all TTI employees, I want to express our deepest appreciation for this recognition.”

“Mouser has been a Bourns distributor for 15 years. Recognition of Mouser’s revenue growth and superior customer engagements highlights not only our team’s achievements, but the strength of Bourns among our Americas customers,” said Glenn Smith, CEO and President at Mouser.

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.

Bourns Releases Additional LAN 10/100/1000 Base-T Transformer Designed for Ethernet Applications with PoE Function

October 7, 2014
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RIVERSIDE, Calif., October 7, 2014 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today released an additional LAN 10/100/1000 Base-T Transformer model designed specifically for Ethernet-based applications with Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) functionality. This latest model delivers an extended operating temperature (-40 to +85 °C) making it ideal for harsh environment applications. Designated Bourns® Model SM51589PEL, the company’s new LAN transformer can be used as an alternate component to Bourns’ existing Model SM51589EL. In addition, Bourns’ Model SM51589EL is compliant with IEEE802.3 standards and features 5K VAC dielectric withstanding voltage.

“Bourns is committed to serving our customers with the broadest portfolio of leading LAN 10/100 Base-TX transformer solutions. This latest model is well-suited to meet the rugged, extended temperature operation requirements of LAN, Ethernet and PoE applications,” said Guido Zehnder, product manager at Bourns, Inc. “Offering a LAN transformer featuring 5 kVrms voltage, Bourns helps ensure OEMs meet the safety isolation requirements of high-voltage systems.”

Pricing and Availability
RoHS compliant*, the Bourns® Model SM51589PEL is available now. As a pricing reference, it is priced at $ 1.40 each in 1000 piece quantities. For more information, please see Bourns’ Transformer – LAN product page.

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 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 High Power TVS Diodes for AC and DC Power Line Applications

January 28, 2014
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RIVERSIDE, Calif., January 28, 2014 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced the introduction of new high Power TVS diode models in SMD packaging for use in AC and DC power line applications. The new models feature high current bidirectional port protection meeting IEC 61000-4-5 8/20 µs current surge requirements and are RoHS* compliant. Designated Bourns® Models PTVS15-058C-SH and PTVS15-076C-SH, these Power TVS diodes offer enhanced performance stability and increased reliability. Designed using advanced silicon technology Bourns’ new devices deliver lower clamping voltage under surge compared to Metal Oxide Varistor (MOV) technology. The SMD package provides a 20% reduction in peak clamping voltage compared to an equivalent through-hole device because of its lower lead inductance. The result is reduced electrical stress on the protected circuitry. Additionally, the SMD package simplifies assembly and can reduce costs by eliminating the extra design requirements in cases where the Power TVS diode is the only through-hole component on the printed circuit board.

“Bourns’ Power TVS diodes are becoming increasingly popular because they provide robust circuit protection against power line surges and indirect lightning strikes in AC and DC power supplies used in telecom and other exposed applications,” said Ben Huang, Semiconductor Product Line Manager at Bourns, Inc. “We designed these new models with specific packaging technology giving our customers the benefit of a highly reliable solution that meets the growing protection demands of today’s high power applications.”

Bourns’ new Power TVS diode models also exhibit an excellent surge response versus temperature, with a maximum surge current rating at 150 °C, which is 70% of their rated value at 25 °C. Both models provide very high surge current protection with a peak pulse current rating of 15 kA. The Bourns® Model PTVS15-058C-SH features a 58 V standoff voltage and the Bourns® model PTVS15-076C-SH has a 76 V standoff voltage.

Pricing and Availability
As a pricing reference, the Bourns® models PTVS15-058C-SH and PTVS15-076C-SH are priced at $19.70 each in 10 piece quantities and $17.50 each in 500 piece quantities respectively. Both models are available now. For additional product specifications, please go to: www.bourns.com/data/global/pdfs/PTVS15-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, 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.

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.

Bourns Recognized by GM for Outstanding On-Time Shipping Performance

January 21, 2014

RIVERSIDE, Calif., January 21, 2014 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced the company’s Chihuahua, Mexico facility received the 2013 Gold Award for Outstanding On-Time Shipping Performance from General Motors (GM) Customer Care and Aftersales, the automaker’s automotive parts and service operation. The Gold Award recognizes key suppliers that have achieved a 99 percent or higher on-time shipping performance over the preceding 12 months. Bourns supplies wheel speed sensors and transmission sensors to GM, and achieved a 99.2 percent fill rate for leading automotive manufacturer in 2013.

“On-time shipping performance, quality products and superior customer service positions Bourns as a leading supplier of automotive solutions for today’s aftermarket,” said Sergio Valencia, Plant Manager at Bourns, Inc. “I want to commend and congratulate our automotive division team members who worked diligently with almost daily meetings to deliver outstanding on-time results. This recognition serves to reinforce our commitment to provide superior service and industry-leading products that best support the ongoing needs of our automotive market customers.”

Bourns designs, develops and manufactures an extensive range of innovative and cost-effective automotive position, speed and torque sensors in its world-class facilities positioned throughout the globe. The company’s research and development combined with its close collaboration with customers ensures Bourns customized products meet the strict requirements set for the automotive industry.

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.

Bourns Announces New Options to its Industry-Leading Line of Guitar Potentiometers

January 15, 2014
Bourns® Model 95 Premium Guitar Potentiometers

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RIVERSIDE, Calif., January 15, 2014 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that it has released new product options to its industry-leading line of Model 95 Premium Guitar Potentiometers. Bourns developed this specialty line of potentiometers in response to customer requests for additional taper and resistance value options that help improve the sound quality, reliability and longevity in electric and bass guitars. The four new guitar potentiometer options from Bourns are being released in tandem with the upcoming NAMM Show, January 23-26, 2014 in Anaheim, California.

“Bourns continues to introduce new product options that help our customers get the highest quality out of their guitars and associated professional audio equipment,” said Chuck Manzano, Pro Audio Application Engineer at Bourns, Inc. “We have an ongoing commitment to provide a variety of options for both guitar designers (luthiers) and those guitarists who customize their guitars in search of the right tone. We are thrilled to provide our customers with the highly-requested 300 ohm resistance value, which is a long-time standard value used by one of the top U.S. guitar manufacturers.”

Bourns’ new selection of linear tapers and resistance values allow for a slower gain on volume controls, and enable enhanced adjustability of tone controls. In addition, the superior design qualities of Bourns’ long bushing potentiometers mean they are compatible for use in solid body guitars as well as in all types of electric and bass guitars. As with the complete line of Bourns Model 95 Premium Guitar potentiometers, these new options feature conductive polymer elements and multi-finger contact springs for low noise/impedance, long rotational life and dust protection for ease of maintenance, and smooth rotational operation for the discerning guitarist.

The four new configurations for the Bourns® Model 95 premium guitar potentiometer complement the variety of hand crafted parts and options already available:

Part Number Taper Shaft Bushing Resistance Value (kΩ)
95A1D-Z28-EA0/321L Linear Knurled Standard 300
95A1D-Z28-EA0/322L Linear Knurled Standard 500
95Z1D-Z33-EA0/323L Linear Knurled Long 300
95Z1D-Z33-EA0/324L Linear Knurled Long 500

As a pricing reference, part numbers 95A1D-Z28-EA0/321L and 95A1D-Z28-EA0/322L with standard bushing are priced at $8.03. Part numbers 95Z1D-Z33-EA0/323L and 95Z1D-Z33-EA0/324L with long bushing are priced at $12.67. All prices are based on quantities of 1,000. These new options are available through selected Bourns authorized distributors and Pro Audio resellers.

Erik Meijer Promoted to President, Bourns Electronics

May 4, 2012

RIVERSIDE, Calif., May 1, 2012 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that Erik Meijer has been promoted to the newly created position of President, Bourns Electronics.  In his new role, Meijer will be responsible for overseeing the company’s various business segments.  Meijer will report to Bourns, Inc. President and Chief Operating Officer, John Halenda, who has announced that he will retire in March 2013.

“Erik has demonstrated exceptional leadership capabilities during his more than eleven years with Bourns. For example, under his guidance, the Circuit Protection Division has achieved 500 percent growth over the past 10 years,” said Gordon Bourns, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bourns. “Bourns is on track for continued growth and innovation, and I am confident that Erik will bring his winning executive management skills to his expanded role as President, Bourns Electronics. The advance notice of John Halenda’s plans to retire provides time for an orderly transition of responsibilities, and I would like to thank John for his many important contributions and successful service to Bourns.”

Hired in 2000, Meijer has held progressively more responsible executive positions at Bourns. He previously served as Vice President and General Manager of Bourns’ Circuit Protection Division for the past 10 years, and assumed the added responsibility of Vice President and General Manager of Bourns’ Resistive Products Division last year. Meijer was also the architect and champion of Bourns’ successful transition from a product-focused organization to a market solutions-directed company. A graduate of Lund University in Sweden, Meijer holds a PhD and an MSci degree in Engineering Physics.

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 and ISO 14001 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 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® 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 Options to its Industry-Leading Line of Guitar Potentiometers

January 11, 2012

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RIVERSIDE, Calif., January 10, 2012 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that it has released a series of new product options to its industry-leading line of guitar potentiometers. Bourns has developed a specialty line of potentiometers for electric and bass guitars to upgrade these instruments for improved sound quality, reliability and longevity. The following five new model options will be showcased in Bourns’ booth #5696 at the upcoming NAMM Show, January 19-22, 2012 in Anaheim, California.

• Model PDB241-GNL No Load Guitar Potentiometer
• Model PDB241-GTR Left-Handed Guitar Potentiometer
• Model PDB181-GTR Left-Handed Mini-Guitar Potentiometer
• Model PDB181-GTR Long Bushing Mini-Guitar Potentiometer
• Model PDB183-GTR Long Bushing Mini-Guitar Potentiometer with Push-Pull Switch

The “no load” guitar potentiometer is designed with a long-wearing insulator and a positive action detent for improved reliability. The left-handed potentiometers have special reverse audio tapers and a logarithmic curve specifically designed for excellent volume response at all positions along the potentiometer. The long bushing potentiometers are excellent for use in solid body guitars and work in all types of electric or bass guitars, with or without a push-pull switch.

“Bourns continues to introduce new product options that help our customers get the highest quality out of their guitars and associated professional audio equipment,” said Chuck Manzano, product manager at Bourns, Inc. “We have an ongoing commitment to meet market needs.  After listening to our customers, these new options for electric and bass guitars that are being released at NAMM are in direct response to customer requests for higher quality alternatives to some commonly used products.”

As a pricing reference, Model PDB241-GNL is priced at $2.25, Model PDB241-GTR is priced at $1.75, Models PDB181-GTR (left handed and long bushing) are priced at $0.95 and $1.25 respectively and Model PDB183-GTR is priced at $3.85. All prices are based on quantities of 1,000. All models are available through Bourns authorized distributors and Pro Audio resellers.

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.