Headquartered in Riverside, California, Bourns, Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of sensor and electronic components — including panel controls, encoders, chip resistors, resettable fuses, network interface devices, and integrated circuits. Founded in 1947 by a husband-and-wife team in their Altadena garage, Bourns got its start with the invention of the first miniature linear motion and vane position potentiometers for the fledgling, post-war, Southern California aerospace industry. Today, Marlan and Rosemary Bourns’ son Gordon serves as CEO. Bourns’ sixty-seven years of aerospace experience includes supporting the Mars Rover expedition and the Apollo 11 moon landing. The company caters to a wide range of markets, including the automotive, audio, medical, telecommunications, computer, industrial, and instrumentation industries.


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