Bourns Acquires Assets from Jensen Devices AB,
RIVERSIDE, Calif., June 27, 2012 - Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced it has
completed its purchase of substantially all of the assets of Jensen Devices AB. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Jensen Devices, headquartered and with manufacturing operations in Stockholm, Sweden, designs and manufactures gas discharge tubes (GDTs).
The company is well-known for its Sparctube® series of GDTs, which are used for switching ignition circuits for automotive
HID headlights. Jensen Devices also services industrial and telecom markets with GDTs used as overvoltage protectors.
The company has a long history of developing innovative solutions for challenging applications. This is a strategic purchase that will
broaden the technical capabilities of Bourns' industry-leading GDT product line while opening the automotive HID market for the company.
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