Offering Reliable Supply with Reduced Lead Times, Bourns Enters IGBT Market with Market-leading Power Efficiency Portfolio

Bourns' advanced trench-gate field-stop technology IGBTs provide low conduction/switching loss designed by the innovation leader power designers have trusted for 75 years

RIVERSIDE, Calif., August 8, 2022 - Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today entered the insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) market with the Company's first high-efficiency 600 V/650 V discrete product line co-packaged with a fast recovery diode (FRD). Designed using advanced trench-gate field-stop technology that provides greater control of dynamic characteristics, the five new Bourns® Model BID Series discrete IGBTs deliver lower collector-emitter saturation voltage (VCE(sat)) and lower switching losses compared to previous generation non-punch-through IGBTs. In addition, this structure provides a positive temperature coefficient that helps increase device longevity and reduce power requirements in high voltage and high current designs.

Because Bourns' new IGBTs are available in thermally-efficient TO-252, TO-247 and TO-247N packages, these devices can provide a lower thermal resistance Rth(j-c), making them ideal solutions for switch-mode power supplies (SMPS), uninterruptible power sources (UPS), induction heating and power factor correction (PFC) applications. Offering four voltage/current model options in 600 V/5 A, 600 V/20 A, 600 V/30 A and 650 V/50 A, Bourns® BID Series discrete IGBTs have been tested and qualified according to JEDEC standards for power switching products.

Bourns® BID Series IGBTs are available now and are RoHS compliant* and halogen free**. For more detailed product series information, please see:

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