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Unmatched service and attention to detail since 1974.


• IMS was founded by former G.E. executive H. Henry Liiv and his wife Tiina in 1974.
• In April 1974 IMS began making Thick Film products in a small rented space.
• In 1977 IMS’ initial facility was built on one acre of land in rural Portsmouth, Rhode Island.
• Since then IMS has significantly expanded operations at their Headquarters in Portsmouth.
• On April 9, 2014 IMS became 40 years old and we continue to move forward in the 21st century as a Premier Supplier of our Thick Film and other passive products.
• We have the potential for more expansion on our existing property as well as possible abutting property that could be acquired if needed.


Our industry leading thick film technology has resulted in numerous surface mount breakthroughs, including the development of thick film on high thermal conductivity Aluminum Nitride (AlN) ceramic chip resistors and RF Terminations and the first 1,000,000,000,000Ω chip resistor. That’s 1 Teraohm. Today these devices are part of our standard offering as we continue to introduce new thick film innovations. Our most innovative products are created as a result of close partnering and professional consultation with our customers, culminating in a high quality unique solution, over a short lead time

Build to Print
For over 40 years International Manufacturing Services (IMS) has been taking customer drawings and turning them into reality. Our decades of surface mount component experience have resulted in numerous customer specific solutions. If you have a drawing of a thick film component we can make it with minimal NRE and quick turn around. This is our specialty. See examples of Built to Print components on our Custom Solutions page, email us at sales@ims-resistors.com or call 401-683-9700 to get us started building from your drawing.

Designed to Spec

Many of our customers come to us without a drawing, only a set of desired specifications. We regularly work with engineers to turn their specifications into an exact surface mount component solution. If you have a set of specifications suitable for thick film design email us at sales@ims-resistors.com or call 401-683-9700 to get us started designing a component to your specifications.


Throughout its history IMS has received numerous awards for outstanding quality, service and attention to detail. Our primary goal is your satisfaction which is why our customers have been coming to us for decades.  For more information, contact us today at 401-683-9700 or email us at ims@ims-resistors.com.

IMS’ team of experts and our peerless thick and thin film passive components are known for quality, service and attention to detail. Since 1974 we have been among the leading US surface mount component manufacturers.

We have millions of off the shelf thick film and thin film nickel barrier chip resistors and attenuators in stock for same day shipping. To get off the shelf chip resistors today see our RCI Series thick film resistors or our TPI Series thin film resistors, build a part number and contact us now! Request an RFQ online, email sales@ims-resistors.com or call us 401-683-9700.

If not in stock we have short lead times. We offer tape and reel and waffle pack service for nearly any of our components.

Our hours of business operation are Monday through Friday 8AM to 5PM Eastern Standard Time. Members of our sales team and our global network of sales representatives are always available to help. With design, development, manufacturing, sales and management personnel under one roof, IMS is positioned to respond quickly to customer needs.

International Manufacturing Services, Inc. is headquartered in Portsmouth Rhode Island with regional representation throughout the United States and Worldwide.

Click Here To Request A Quote, email sales@ims-resistors.com or call us 401-683-9700