New Models for Attenuators and Resistors Released by Modelithics

Modelithics® and International Manufacturing Services® (IMS) Release New Models for Attenuators and Resistors Tampa, Florida and Portsmouth, Rhode Island (January 31, 2019) – Modelithics and International Manufacturing Services (IMS) have completed the development of eight new broadband Microwave Global Models™ for IMS attenuator and resistor families. The models were developed through the Modelithics Vendor Partner (MVP) Program under a 6-year collaboration plan recently established between Modelithics and IMS. New models are now available for the following IMS components: RC3-0402PW, RC4-0302PW and NDX-1020EZW high frequency resistor families, A-0402WA-C/IMS2652 and A-0603-C/IMS2533 high frequency attenuator families, and the VDR-3725SG very high-power attenuator series. The VDR-3725 attenuator model is validated up to 2 GHz, while all other attenuator and resistor models are validated to 40 or 50 GHz. The new models are substrate scalable, pad scalable and part value scalable, with the exception of the 50-ohm single-value NDX-1020EZW resistor model. The models are available for use with multiple EDA tools*, including Keysight ADS, Keysight Genesys, NI AWR Design Environment/Microwave Office™, ANSYS® HFSS™, Sonnet® Suites™ and Cadence® Spectre® RF. (*Model availability may vary by simulator) IMS is a Sponsoring Modelithics Vendor Partner (MVP) and as part of this program, is sponsoring FREE 90-day trials of [...]

2019-01-31T01:53:25+00:00January 31st, 2019|Press Release|

Manufacturing Engineer

Job Title: Manufacturing Engineer Category: Engineering/Operations Full/Part Time: Full Time/This Position is Salary Pay Range: Commensurate with experience and education Primary Responsibility: Manufacturing Engineers interface between IMS design engineers and the production team. Primary duties support manufacturing documentation, tooling and layout support, product drawings, inspection of engineering materials and maintenance documentation for facilities and business system data related to manufactured items. Participation in research and development, product testing support and evaluation of best practices are also common assignments. All activities must be completed in compliance with ISO9001:2015 and AS9100D certification requirements.   Job Requirements: Ability to follow written and oral procedures precisely. Experience with CAD drafting software. AutoCad 2D experience is preferred. Experience or capabilities to organize item data such as routing, bill of material, costing and efficiency data in a manufacturing environment. Engineering education with emphasis of material science, thermal transfer, general mechanical knowledge. Comply with ISO requirements. Comply with IMS procedures and policies. Complete all duties as assigned. Education Requirements: AS or BS in engineering or related field of study preferred.   Benefits: Company standard benefits will be reviewed at the time of interview and include: Vacation Sick/Personal Time Shared Costs for Group Medical Insurance Holidays Profit Sharing

2018-11-18T16:06:05+00:00November 18th, 2018|Employment Opportunity|

Regional Sales Manager

Job Title:   Regional Sales Manager Category: Sales Full/Part Time: Full Time Pay Range: Commensurate with experience and education Primary Responsibility: RSM is responsible for managing and directing all consultative & other value-added technical sales activities in order to increase sales and implement strategic corporate directives within the specified geographical region. All activities must be completed in compliance with ISO9001:2015 and AS9100D certification requirements. Job Requirements: Identify Target Accounts and generate strategically appropriate (NBO’s) New Business Opportunities. Manage and direct technical sales strategy with IMS assigned Manufacturer Rep Organizations. Capable of learning technical knowledge of SMD electronic components. Excellent interpersonal and sales skills. Comply with certification requirements, IMS procedures and policies. Ability to travel ~30%

2018-11-20T13:50:09+00:00November 15th, 2018|Employment Opportunity|

Microelectronic Component Processor

Job Title:   Microelectronic Component Processor Category: Production Department This Position is Entry Level First & Second Shift Full/Part Time: Full Time Pay Range: Hourly: $11.60 - $19.00 / hour Primary Responsibility: Position includes handling of small electronic components and operation of manufacturing equipment in a climate-controlled high tech manufacturing environment. No experience is necessary. Ideal candidates are able to use microscopes, possess good manual dexterity and are attentive to detail. Ability to work with small parts and use a microscope is desired. This Position is Entry Level First and Second Shift. Job Requirements: Ability to follow written and oral procedures precisely. Ability to handle small components. Ability to see and learn to use a microscope. Ability to do repetitive tasks. Ability to learn to set up software controlled machinery   Education Requirements: None   Benefits: Company standard benefits will be reviewed at the time of interview and include: Vacation Sick/Personal Time Shared Costs for Group Medical Insurance Holidays Profit Sharing If you would like to be considered for a postion at IMS please send your resume to along with the completed Employee Application

2018-11-20T13:49:09+00:00November 5th, 2018|Employment Opportunity, Press Release|

IMS Showing at EDI CON 2018 in Santa Clara

IMS will be showing at EDI CON in Santa Clara, CA on October 17-18, 2018. Come find us at booth 420 to learn more about our passive electronic capabilities! EDI CON USA is first industry event in the USA to bring together RF, microwave, EMC/EMI, and high-speed digital design engineers and system integrators for networking, product demonstrations, training, and learning opportunities.  

2018-08-15T16:17:47+00:00August 15th, 2018|Press Release|

IMS at International Microwave Symposium

IMS will be showing at International Microwave Symposium (IMS2018) in Philadelphia, June 10-15, 2018. International Microwave Symposium is the flagship conference of the Microwave Theory & Techniques Society (MTT-S) of the Institution of Electrical and Electronics engineers (IEEE). Stop by booth 1513 to learn more about what we've been working on in 2018.

2018-01-15T21:30:41+00:00May 15th, 2018|Press Release|

Modelithics and IMS Establish 6 Year Collaboration

Tampa, Florida and Portsmouth, Rhode Island (April 30, 2018) – Modelithics and International Manufacturing Services (IMS) have entered into a long term collaboration commitment that includes development of simulation models for numerous IMS device families, as well as funding Sponsoring Modelithics Vendor Partner (MVP) status for at least 6 years. High frequency, scalable models for multiple IMS resistor and attenuator families are planned under this initial agreement. As a Sponsoring MVP, IMS will sponsor FREE 90-day trials of all available Modelithics models for IMS components. Modelithics is looking forward to developing the new models and to having IMS components represented in the Modelithics COMPLETE Library. Larry Dunleavy, president and CEO of Modelithics stated, “We are very happy to have IMS as a new MVP. The 6-year plan sets a new precedent for the confidence and trust we are enjoying with our vendor partners. This arrangement was established to provide a long term strategic roadmap for model development and multi-year MVP sponsorship while spreading out the total budget over several years. It is a great arrangement for everyone.” J.J. Silvia III, IMS Vice President of Operations, is looking forward to the collaboration as well, stating, “We have been considering how to [...]

2018-05-01T12:39:53+00:00April 30th, 2018|Press Release|

Congratulations to Nancy Combra

Today we are recognizing IMS’ most Senior employee, Nancy Combra.  Nancy originally interviewed at IMS back on December 1, 1980 and became part of the IMS team on March 4, 1981.  Now, with over 36 years of continuous service at IMS, Nancy has finally decided to retire.  Nancy’s famous line when we ask her do to anything is “NO PROBLEM”.  IMS has been very fortunate to have you and your service here for almost 4 decades. You will be greatly missed at IMS!  

2017-12-29T21:16:12+00:00December 29th, 2017|Press Release|

IMS Achieves AS9100D

International Manufacturing Services, Inc. (IMS) in Portsmouth, Rhode Island is pleased to announce the company has achieved quality certification to AS9100D. The AS9100D certification is an internationally recognized quality management standard for aerospace, aviation and defense industries, managed by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG). It encompasses the ISO 9001:2015 standards with additional requirements specific to the aerospace industry and is endorsed worldwide by all major aerospace OEMs and suppliers. Upgrading to AS9100D was the result of a lengthy audit process conducted by TUV Rhineland N.A., demonstrating a level of excellence in all areas of the company’s quality management system. The AS9100D certification exhibits IMS’ continued commitment to ensuring the highest level of operations and production standards, and enables the company to continue to exceed customer expectations. This achievement strengthens their position by validating established processes that consistently meet stringent aerospace qualifications which few other organizations in the industry have achieved. Founded in 1974, IMS is the industry leader in the design, development and production of passive electronic components. Supplying the aerospace, defense, communications, and medical industries with thick and thin film chip resistors, attenuators, couplers, thermal management devices and other RF and microwave components. IMS has continued its growth [...]

2017-12-21T16:59:10+00:00December 21st, 2017|Press Release|

Advantages of Partial Wrap Resistors

As sensitive inline RF performance influences new designs, designers are scrutinizing components quite differently. One popular technique being utilized by designers is “planarizing” the components so they align in the same plane as the transmission line in RF applications. Keeping the resistor and the transmission line in the same plane reduce losses and minimizes the effects of capacitance. At DC, the resistor is simply governed by ohms law. However in an RF environment, certain parasitic effects and contributions must be accounted for. The same resistor that performs termination functions adequately at DC or low frequencies can often exhibit different performance at higher frequencies due to unwanted capacitance and inductance present when utilizing various package designs. When using a wraparound, (WA) termination, the resistor forms a small series inductance and the chip terminals form a small shunt capacitance. As frequency increases the capacitance value eventually becomes dominant and must be managed. The partial wrap, PW resistors are designed to be mounted face down and therefore have better parasitic performance than the WA style under similar layout and operating conditions. The terminals are partially wrapped around the side of the chip so when they are mounted face down, the solder joint can [...]

2017-11-07T17:18:49+00:00October 25th, 2017|Tech Info|