Electronic company acquires potentiometer business

Bourns, Inc., announced it has acquired specified assets of the trimming potentiometer business of Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

By Bourns, Inc. January 20, 2016

Bourns, Inc., which specializes in manufacturing and supplying electronic components, has acquired specified assets of Murata Manufacturing’s trimming potentiometer business. The transfer of the acquired assets will begin in early 2016. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Bourns invented Trimpot, the world’s first trimming potentiometer. Trimming potentiometers are designed to perform a variety of circuit adjustments in all types of electronic equipment. Bourns’ purchase of Murata is designed to help their competitive position in Asia as well as provide additional depth to their product line. Bourns has increased the number of physical configurations available and the ability of its Trimpot products to withstand manufacturing environment demands, offering its customers design flexibility in selecting the optimal product for a particular application.

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– Edited from a Bourns, Inc. press release by Erin Dunne, production coordinator, Control Engineering, CFE Media, edunne@cfemedia.com.