Bourns Marks 70 Years of Innovation

RIVERSIDE, Calif., June 13, 2017 — Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, is marking 70 years of electronic components innovation. Bourns was founded on July 7, 1947 by Marlan and Rosemary Bourns. The pioneering couple invented a product solving a crucial problem that helped make aeronautics safer. Setting a strong technological foundation for growth in 1952, Bourns introduced the first Trimpot® trimming potentiometer, which remains the industry standard for accurate circuit adjustments.

From its humble garage beginnings 70 years ago, Bourns has grown to be a global leader in the design and manufacture of a comprehensive portfolio of circuit protection, circuit conditioning and motion control products as well as a full line of customized vehicle sensors. The company continues to set industry standards in the development of advanced high quality and high reliability products and technologies while expanding its range of valuable solutions through strategic acquisitions.

“My parents founded Bourns around a simple philosophy: provide top-quality products, responsive service and high value. These ideals remain the benchmarks of Bourns, Inc. today,” said Gordon Bourns, CEO of Bourns, Inc. “As we mark Bourns’ 70th anniversary, the management team has established a progressive course of continued innovation in meeting performance, miniaturization, energy efficiency, critical system protection and the precise measurement requirements of complex, next-generation emerging market applications.”

“At Bourns, we remain on a course of continued strategic growth based on our proven applications expertise and market-focused organization that is backed by our world-class network of distributors,” said Erik Meijer, President and COO of Bourns, Inc.  “We are proud of our legacy of bringing differentiated products, advanced technology and service improvements that give our customers a competitive advantage.”

Bourns will memorialize its 70th anniversary with a commemorative book, in a new corporate video and in customer and partner events throughout 2017.

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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Company Contact: David Scofield – Bourns, Inc.
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