Buying into resistor manufacturing

Bourns has acquired substantially all of the operating assets of Riedon a manufacturer of resistors headquartered in Alhambra, California. Riedon’s products are used to help enhance efficiency and reliability.


Bourns Protection Division’s president, Craig Shipley, said: “As a leader and innovator of custom, high quality resistive solutions, Riedon’s products are well known for their stability over time even within extreme environments. Including Riedon’s broad portfolio of thick-film, thin-film, wire-wound and shunt resistor products gives us a valuable addition to Bourns’ resistors product line. This acquisition represents an important step in our continued protection portfolio growth strategy.”


Bourns’ president, Al Yost, added: “The acquisition complements Bourns’ existing resistors product line and enables us to offer our customers a broader and deeper range of resistive and current sense product solutions. It also puts Bourns in a favorable position to better meet the technology and advanced product demands of high growth markets.”