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& Message From Gordon Bourns, CEO
When my parents, Marlan and Rosemary Bourns, began working in their tiny garage in 1947, they could not have envisioned that their products would someday be found in automobiles, cellular telephones, notebook computers, implanted x-ray sensors for cancer treatment and even in a vehicle on Mars. However, they succeeded by tackling some of the most challenging sensor and electronic component requirements of their day in the fledgling aerospace industry.

My parents founded our company around a simple philosophy: provide top-quality products, responsive service and high value for our customers. These ideals are still the benchmarks of Bourns, Inc. today.

After more than 65 years in business, Bourns continues to grow because of the company's continued commitment to providing value for our customers. Bourns invests in innovative new products through development within Bourns and through strategic acquisition of companies or product lines.

I believe the electronic components of the future will be increasingly more complex through the integration of passive and active functions to provide complete subsystem solutions. With our global manufacturing and customer support capabilities, Bourns is uniquely positioned to tackle your demanding requirements and provide you the value you expect from a trusted business partner.