Bourns North America Operations Awarded 2012 Supplier Excellence Award at the Highest Platinum Level

Riverside, Calif., March 21, 2013 - Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, announced today that distributor TTI, Inc. has awarded Bourns' North America operations with its prestigious 2012 TTI Supplier Excellence Award at the 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. The TTI Supplier Excellence Award ceremony will be held at the TTI Supplier Executive Breakfast Presentation on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 during the Electronic Distribution Show (EDS) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"TTI's Supplier Excellence program continues to enhance supplier and distributor performance," said Melanie Pizzey, TTI vice president, global product operations. "Since beginning this recognition program 18 years ago, TTI has experienced significant improvement in overall supplier performance. Bourns has repeatedly demonstrated quality performance and exceptional service, which has earned the company the TTI Supplier Excellence Award at the Platinum level for 10 consecutive years.”

"Bourns and TTI have built a successful sales partnership over the past decade, and we are honored to retain our Platinum status," said Sid Kalantar, vice president sales Americas at Bourns, Inc. "Bourns' North America team is especially proud of earning this prestigious award through their steadfast service, commitment to excellence and outstanding consistency that has allowed us to continually meet or exceed TTI's key performance metrics.”

About TTI
TTI, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a specialty distributor of passive, interconnect, electromechanical and discrete semiconductor components. TTI is the distributor of choice for industrial and consumer electronics manufacturers worldwide. TTI's extensive product line includes: resistors, capacitors, connectors, potentiometers, trimmers, magnetics, circuit protection, filters, electromechanical and discrete semiconductor devices. TTI is recognized as the industry leader in service and quality and provides a broad array of supply chain services to its customer base. TTI along with its subsidiary Mouser Electronics, employs 3,800 with 100 locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia. TTI's previous acquisitions include Mouser Electronics, Sager Electronics, Mateleco, France, Net-Aye, Israel, Campbell Collins, U.K., and NPCS Autotronics, China. 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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