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Bourns, Inc., co-founded by Marlan and Rosemary Bourns in 1947, has been a leader in designing, manufacturing, and selling electronic components and integrated solutions for the electronics industry since its inception. As an industry innovator, Bourns' product development targets high-growth industries such as computers, telecommunications, automotive, and portable electronics. When Bourns launched the Trimpot® product line in 1952, it had set the benchmark for the quality, value, and innovation of its products and services, the world's first patented trimmer potentiometer. Bourns strives for perfection and is constantly improving its products and services to meet the needs of customers worldwide. The Bourns philosophy is rooted in providing its global customers with high-quality products, reliable delivery and the best overall value. In addition to maintaining global manufacturing and customer support capabilities, Bourns also focuses on technology development and manufacturing capability expansion to meet customers' changing needs. Through this continued investment, Bourns has driven the trend towards component miniaturization. The company adheres to the principle of quality first, and the process has passed QS 9000 and ISO 9001/2000 certification.