People’s Republic of China Restrictions on Gallium & Germanium

Riverside, Calif., July 27, 2023

Dear Valued Customers of Bourns,

Bourns does not export gallium or germanium as a raw material from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) for the manufacture of Bourns® products.

We have initiated a survey of our supply chain and thus far have not identified any use of gallium or germanium by our supply chain from sources within the PRC.

If we discover any dependency of our supply chain on PRC sourced gallium and/or germanium, we will notify any customers who might be negatively impacted by such finding.


James Harrington
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales

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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