Bourns Expands Leading Line of ESD Protection Products with New ChipGuard® Device for Mobile Electronics

RIVERSIDE, Calif., March 13, 2018 - Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced the expansion of its leading line of ESD protection products. The company's new Model CG0201MLC ChipGuard® device delivers ultra-low capacitance (0.2 pF) in a miniature 0201 package. These features meet ongoing performance and small footprint requirements in space-constrained applications such as wearables, handheld devices, headphones, tablets and mobile phones.

Bourns designed its latest ChipGuard® device to protect sensitive electronics against electrostatic discharge (ESD) by meeting the IEC 61000-4-2, Level 4 (±8 kV contact/±15 kV air discharge) standard. The Bourns® Model CG0201MLC ChipGuard® device provides fast response of less than one nanosecond to ESD strikes. It also offers bidirectional protection with low clamping voltage, low leakage current and wide operating temperature range.

As a pricing reference, Model CG0201MLC is priced at $0.04 in 15,000 piece quantities. It is available now and is RoHS compliant*. For more detailed product information, please visit:

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
Company Contact:
David Scofield
Bourns, Inc.
(951) 781-5054