Bourns Completes Integration of Jensen Devices AB Acquisition

        Bourns Completes Integration of Jensen Devices AB Acquisition

Strategic acquisition further expands and strengthens Bourns' leading line of
circuit protection GDT solutions

PR Newswire

RIVERSIDE, Calif., Dec. 4, 2012

RIVERSIDE, Calif., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Bourns, Inc., a leading
manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced it has
completed the integration of its acquisition of assets from Jensen Devices
AB. This integration included incorporating the acquired Jensen Devices AB
products into Bourns' gas discharge tube (GDT) product line, which are
available for purchase now, and the transfer of manufacturing from Jensen's
factory in Solluntuna, Sweden to Bourns' ISO certified manufacturing facility
in Heredia, Costa Rica. The SA2 series of high voltage GDTs are used as
overvoltage protectors and the Sparctube^® ST series of switching GDTs are
utilized in ignition circuits for automotive HID headlights. These GDT
products further enhance Bourns' superior technical capabilities, and
strengthen the company's circuit protection leadership in several industries
including automotive, industrial and telecommunications. 

"The successful integration of Jensen Devices products allows Bourns to make a
strategic entry into the automotive Xenon headlamp market, which is projected
for continued growth through 2016 and beyond," said Dr. Erik Meijer, President
of Bourns Electronics. "These products not only strengthen and expand Bourns'
GDT line, but benefit our customers by giving them additional product options
and design flexibility."

Bourns^® Sparctube^® ST series of GDTs feature breakdown voltages between 350
V and 1000 V, including the most utilized versions of 800 V and 840 V, which
are ideally suited for automotive HID Xenon headlight applications.
Characterized by long-term reliability and high temperature performance, the
Sparctube^® ST series is designed specifically for voltage controlled
switching of capacitive discharge circuits where high energy, low loss and a
fast rate of switching are required.

The Bourns^® SA2 series of high voltage GDTs are designed for high isolation
applications such as in street lighting, medical devices, air conditioning
units, power supply devices, projectors and welders. The series features high
insulation resistance over a wide temperature range and is offered with DC
breakdowns from 2.4 kV to 7.2 kV. Other customized voltages are available
upon request.

With strategic acquisitions and through the company's internal product
development, Bourns has more than 35 years of experience developing GDTs for
the circuit protection market. The company is committed to providing the
industry's most complete line of circuit protection solutions. Bourns has
made 10 acquisitions in the preceding 12 years, including Joslyn Electronics'
communication protection products business, Texas Instruments' solid state
Telecom protection business, Fultec's Transient Blocking Unit technology and
the Protection Product businesses of Corning Cable Systems and Emerson Network

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

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.

Agency Contact:

Annette Keller

Keller Communication

(949) 640-4811

Company Contact:

Mikelyn Bridges

Bourns, Inc.

(951) 781-5397

SOURCE Bourns, Inc.

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