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Headwaters MB Advised Jensen Devices on its Sale of Assets to Bourns, Inc.

June 2012

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."