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Arrow Electronics Recognizes Bourns with 2007 PEMCO Supplier Excellence Award

Arrow also names Bourns’ manager as supplier champion for PEMCO products.

RIVERSIDE, Calif., June 3, 2008 ­ Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components, has received recognition from its business partner, Arrow Electronics, Inc., a world leader in electronics distribution. Arrow recognized Bourns with the Arrow PEMCO 2007 Supplier Excellence Award. At the same time, Bourns’ corporate distribution manager, Meara Hamlin, was recognized as an Arrow Electronics PEMCO Supplier Champion. These awards distinguish Bourns as the Arrow PEMCO component supplier that exhibited the best performance last year and Hamlin as an exceptional account manager.

"Bourns’ commitment to supporting its relationship with Arrow at the highest possible levels led to our presenting the company with the Supplier Excellence Award for 2007," said Mike Calabria, Arrow Vice President of PEMCO marketing. "The company and its professional staff have proven to be valuable partners to Arrow and continually supply quality products and excellent customer service.”

Arrow’s Supplier Excellence Award recognizes best-in-class performance for Arrow PEMCO suppliers in North America and is based on several performance and service criteria.

“At Bourns, differentiating ourselves by providing innovative products and dedicated value-added service is our primary objective,” said Dick Krass, vice president, distributor sales for Bourns. “It is gratifying when we receive validation of our efforts, especially from a quality organization such as Arrow Electronics.”

Hamlin was selected by Arrow for its Supplier Champion Award, which recognizes the individual who best champions Arrow causes. An Arrow Supplier Champion is singled out as a key partner in driving growth, achieving goals and breaking down barriers to sales.

“Having account representation such as that provided by Meara Hamlin makes achieving sales and marketing goals easier,” said Sue Hooley, Arrow Technology Business Manager. “Meara has been instrumental in establishing new sales opportunities and fostering long-term customer relationships. It is an honor to work with her as a valued Arrow partner.”

Both awards were formally presented at the 2008 Electronics Distribution Show and Conference (EDS) in Las Vegas, Nevada. EDS is the annual meeting place and marketplace for the worldwide community of manufacturers of electronic components, instruments and accessories and the electronic distributors through whom these products are brought to market. Arrow Electronics uses EDS as an opportunity to distinguish outstanding suppliers as well as growing business relationships.

About Bourns
Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of automotive sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic products, microelectronic modules, 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 standards under Six Sigma quality programs. Additional company and product information is available at the company’s website at www.bourns.com.