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Bourns Integrates Two Polymer Positive Temperature Coefficient Resettable Fuses into a Single Package

Riverside, Calif., March 30, 2010 — Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that the company has integrated two polymer positive temperature coefficient (PPTC) resettable fuses into a single package. This new Multifuse® device contains twin 250V polymer PTC resettable fuses and decreases the circuit protection footprint by fifty percent on the circuit board. Designated the Bourns® Model MF-SD013/250-2, the device provides both tip and ring overcurrent protection and aids compliance with ITU-T K.20, K21 and K.45 industry standards as well as Telcordia GR-1089 intra building. Bourns® Multifuse® devices are an optimal solution for telecommunication applications including customer premise equipment and line cards.

"In response to growing demands for smaller devices that use less circuit board real estate, Bourns has innovatively packaged two Multifuse® PPTC devices together that protect both tip and ring lines into just one component instead of two,” said Paul Wiener, telecom market director for Bourns’ circuit protection products. “Bourns’ new Multifuse® products deliver superior overcurrent and overvoltage circuit protection and also comply with key industry standards.”

Pricing and Availability
Bourns® Multifuse® Model MF-SD013/250-2 is available now. For complete specifications, go to Bourns’ site at /products/circuit-protection/resettable-fuses-multifuse-pptc. As a pricing reference, the new Multifuse® device with twin polymer PTC resettable fuses is priced from $0.50 in 400 piece quantities per reel.

Bourns®, the Bourns logo and Multifuse® 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.

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 (low/medium risk), audio and various other market segments. Additional company and product information is available at www.bourns.com.

Bourns®, TBU® 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® products have not been designed for and are not intended for use in "lifesaving," "life-critical" or "life-sustaining" applications nor any other applications where failure or malfunction of the Bourns® product may result in personal injury or death. See Legal Disclaimer Notice www.bourns.com/docs/legal/disclaimer.pdf

Agency Contact:
Annette Keller
Keller Communication
(949) 947-7232
annettekeller1984@gmail.com
Company Contact:
David Scofield
Bourns, Inc.
(951) 781-5054
david.scofield@bourns.com
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