Bourns Receives the 2011 TTI North America Supplier Excellence Award at the Highest Platinum Level

Riverside, Calif., March 14, 2012 - Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, announced today that it has received the 2011 TTI North America Supplier Excellence Award at TTI's Platinum Level, the highest award level given to suppliers. The TTI Platinum achievement level requires five consecutive years of award recognition, and continuous recognition each year to maintain Platinum status. TTI, Inc. is known as the world's leading authorized distributor specialist offering passive, interconnect, electromechanical and discrete components. The formal award recognition ceremony will be held at the TTI Supplier Executive Breakfast Presentation during the Electronic Distribution Show (EDS) in Las Vegas, Nevada, Tuesday, May 8, 2012.

"The TTI Supplier Excellence program has been instrumental in continuing enhancements to supplier and distributor performance," said Melanie Pizzey, TTI vice president, global product operations. "Each year we raise the bar, and have seen substantial improvement in overall supplier performance since the inception of the recognition program 17 years ago. The 2011 award-winning suppliers have clearly demonstrated their world-class capabilities in exceeding customer demands and market requirements."

"Bourns and TTI have built a successful sales partnership over the past decade, and we are pleased to be recognized for our accomplishments with TTI's prestigious Supplier Excellence Award," said Dennis Lause, senior vice president of worldwide sales at Bourns, Inc. "We are further honored to be one of only four suppliers to have met or exceeded the key performance metrics to achieve Platinum-level status. The team at Bourns has earned this award for their dedicated service, commitment to excellence and impeccable follow through, and I commend them for this great achievement."

About TTI
TTI, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a specialty distributor of passive, interconnect, electromechanical and discrete components. TTI is the distributor of choice for electronic manufacturers worldwide. TTI's extensive product line includes: resistors, capacitors, connectors, potentiometers, trimmers, magnetic circuit protection, filters, relays, switches, sensors and discrete semiconductor devices. TTI is recognized as the industry's leader in service and quality and provides a broad array of supply chain services to its customer base. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, TTI employs over 2,000 with more than 50 locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information about TTI, visit

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

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Agency Contact:
Annette Keller
Keller Communication
Company Contact:
David Scofield
Bourns, Inc.
(951) 781-5054
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