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Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced the company is celebrating its 75th anniversary as a global leader, trusted innovator and certified manufacturer of a wide range of advanced products that are used in thousands of electronics industry applications. Headquartered in Riverside, California, Bourns has a growing global presence with 17 manufacturing centers around the world. In addition, Bourns has continued to expand through strategic acquisitions and start-up initiatives that have resulted in an industry-leading components portfolio of greater than 21 different product lines.

Bourns was founded in 1947 by Marlan and Rosemary Bourns, who started their company in their garage with their innovative aerospace sensors, followed in 1952 by the Trimpot® trimming potentiometer that solved a critical aeronautic need for accurate circuit adjustments. Their inventive spirit and dedication to excellence is still strong today where Bourns now holds more than 400 patents. Customers rely on Bourns circuit protection, circuit conditioning and motion control products as well as a full line of customized vehicle sensors that meet strict industry standards in their development of competitive current and emerging market applications.

“What has allowed us to maintain the founding values of my parents to provide the highest quality products and deliver superior customer service is the commitment to excellence of our employees. These values remain the benchmarks of Bourns, Inc. today,” said Gordon Bourns, Chairman and CEO of Bourns, Inc. “Just as my parents went from their garage to supplying components that went to the moon in just 20 years, we have set high goals for continued technology innovation and ongoing process improvements while exploring the addition of advanced solutions and capabilities through strategic acquisitions. In celebrating Bourns’ 75 years of growth and success there are a great many accomplishments that have positioned the company as the global leader it is today.”

Bourns will commemorate its 75th anniversary with employee, customer and partner events throughout 2022. The history of Bourns and its major milestone achievements are documented in a new video and on the Bourns website.