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2006 Press Release
Bourns Acquires Assets of Polymer PTC Business of Therm-O-Disc, Inc.
RIVERSIDE, Calif, Jul 26, 2006 - Bourns, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of the principal assets of the Polymer PTC division of Therm-O-Disc, Inc. (T-O-D), including equipment, intellectual property and backlog. Terms were not disclosed.

T-O-D, headquartered in Mansfield, OH, with additional manufacturing in Shenzhen, China, has earned a solid reputation for the design and manufacture of Polymer PTC devices for the protection of DC-motors, particularly for automotive applications.

Bourns is a leading supplier of Circuit Protection solutions with an outstanding reputation for the design and supply of technology-leading polymer PTCs for a variety of applications. As an established Circuit Protection and Automotive supplier, Bourns offers a breadth of products unmatched in the passive electronics industry. This acquisition further expands Bourns’ existing Multifuse® Polymer PTC product line manufactured in Bourns’ TS16949 certified facility in Xiamen, China.

"We are very excited about this acquisition. T-O-D has enjoyed excellent print positions with many well established DC-motor manufacturers. Bourns will now be able to combine this strength with its previously launched High Temperature PTC material, which is so highly desired in automotive applications, to strengthen Bourns’ position as a leading PTC solutions provider," commented Dr. Erik Meijer, Vice President of Bourns Circuit Protection. Dr. Meijer said that Bourns plans to transfer the acquired production lines to its PTC plant in Xiamen, China.

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, audio and various other market segments. Additional company and product information is available at www.bourns.com.

Bourns® and the Bourns logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Bourns, Inc. and may be used publicly only with the permission of Bourns and require proper acknowledgement. Other listed names and brands are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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Annette Keller
Keller Communication
(949) 481-6218
  Company Contact:
David Scofield
Bourns, Inc.
(951) 781-5054