Headwaters MB advised Jensen Devices on its Sale of Assets to Bourns, Inc. This integration included incorporating the acquired Jensen Devices AB products into Bourns' gas discharge tube (GDT) product line, which are available for purchase now, and the transfer of manufacturing from Jensen's factory in Solluntuna, Sweden to Bourns' ISO certified manufacturing facility in Heredia, Costa Rica.  The SA2 series of high voltage GDTs are used as overvoltage protectors and the Sparctube® ST series of switching GDTs are utilized in ignition circuits for automotive HID headlights.  These GDT products further enhance Bourns' superior technical capabilities, and strengthen the company's circuit protection leadership in several industries including automotive, industrial and telecommunications.

"The successful integration of Jensen Devices products allows Bourns to make a strategic entry into the automotive Xenon headlamp market, which is projected for continued growth through 2016 and beyond," said Dr. Erik Meijer, President of Bourns Electronics.  "These products not only strengthen and expand Bourns' GDT line, but benefit our customers by giving them additional product options and design flexibility."  

About Jensen Devices
Jensen Devices AB develops and supplies plasma surge arresters and automated mass production equipment. The company offers Sparctube switching spark gaps for HID Xenon car headlights, data-and video projection systems, plasma welding equipment, and gas cookers; and 2 and 3 electrode gas discharge tubes. Its products have applications in telecom, datacom, audio/video equipment, power supplies, automotive, industrial, medical, security, and military markets. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Sollentuna, Sweden. As of June 27, 2012, Jensen Devices AB operates as a subsidiary of Bourns, Inc. For more information, visit www.jensendevices.com. 

About Bourns
Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of automotive sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic products, microelectronic modules, trimming and precision potentiometers, panel controls and encoders and resistive products.  Headquartered in Riverside, CA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including telecommunications, computer, industrial, instrumentation, automotive, consumer, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments.  Bourns® products are manufactured according to ISO 9000 and ISO 14001 standards under Six Sigma quality programs.  Bourns® automotive products are manufactured in accordance with the TS16949 standard.  Additional company and product information is available at the company's website at www.bourns.com.