Bourns Satisfies Movement to Adopt Environmentally Safe Green Technologies with New Ultra-Low Lead Content Thick Film Chip Resistors

RIVERSIDE, Calif., March 20, 2018 - Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today introduced a new series of ultra-low lead content† thick film chip resistors. The Bourns® Model CR-PF Series is RoHS compliant* without exemptions, helping customers satisfy the movement to adopt more environmentally safe green technologies. Bourns designed its latest thick film resistors for general purpose consumer, industrial and telecommunication market applications.

Tested for high reliability and stability, the results showed the new chip resistors offered one percent stability in a 1,000 load life test at rated power and at 70°C. The Model CR-PF resistors are made using thick film elements, printed onto a ceramic substrate and are compatible with typical soldering processes. Offered in a surface mount package, the new resistor series is available in four different footprints from small 0402 (1050 Metric) up to 1206 (3116 Metric). The rated powers are from 116 W to 14 W with a resistance range from 1 ohm to 10 megohms.

Available now, Model CR-PF resistors are halogen free**. As a pricing reference, Model CR0603-JPF 5% is priced at $ 0.0073 each in 500,000-piece quantities and Model CR0603-FPF 1% is priced at $ 0.0089 each in 500,000-piece quantities. For more information, please visit the product page:

† Such products may contain trace amounts of lead of less than 100 ppm.

* RoHS Directive 2015/863, Mar 31, 2015 and Annex.

** Bourns considers a product to be "halogen free" if (a) the Bromine (Br) content is 900 ppm or less; (b) the Chlorine (Cl) content is 900 ppm or less; and (c) the total Bromine (Br) and Chlorine (Cl) content is 1500 ppm or less.

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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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

Agency Contact:
Annette Keller
Keller Communication
(949) 947-7232
Company Contact:
David Scofield
Bourns, Inc.
(951) 781-5054
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