General Responsibilities: The Regional Sales Manager will have ownership of performing a wide variety of tasks to include, but not limited to, working across and cooperatively with IMS supporting departments. Responsible for managing and directing all consultative, value-added technical sales activities to increase sales and implement strategic corporate directives within the specified geographical region. Responsibility for managing, guiding and collectively working with IMS, Inside Sales Administrators and assigned manufacturer rep organizations. The Regional Sales Manager will achieve regional technical sales operational objectives by cooperatively training, strategizing, supporting and facilitating Rep technical sales activities; contributing regional sales information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews: preparing and completing action plans: implementing production, productivity quality, and customer service standards: resolving problems (commercial and technical): completing audits: identifying trends: determining regional sales system improvements and implementing change that result in double digit revenue growth. Work elements include: 1) Hire, train, motivate and retain manufacturer representative organization in assigned territory in the delivery of a consultative, value added technical sell. 2) Present manufacturer rep organization with annual budget 3) Establish and maintain effective relationships with outside sales resources and strategic accounts through coaching and leadership skills 4) Stay up to date on SMD technology [...]
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!
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 [...]
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 [...]
Job Title: Microelectronic Component Processor Category: Screen Department This Position is Entry Level First Shift Full/Part Time: Full Time Pay Range: Hourly: $10.00 - $16.00 / hour Primary Responsibility: includes handling and inspection of small electronic components 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. Manual dexterity is required. Ability to work with small parts and use a microscope is desired. 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 HR@ims-resistors.com along with the completed Employee Application
IMS is excited to be showing at EDI CON 2017 on September 11-13, 2017 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA. Find us close to the front entry at booth 407. EDI CON USA uniquely brings together RF, microwave, EMC/EMI, and high-speed digital design engineers and system integrators for networking, training, and learning opportunities. Attendees come to EDI CON USA to find solutions, products, and design ideas that they can put into immediate practice for today's communication, defense, consumer electronics, aerospace, and medical industries. For more information visit www.EDICONUSA.com
IMS is pleased to announce the appointment of Laura Tibbetts as Marketing Coordinator. Laura will be responsible for maintaining our website, advertising design and our marketing communications programs. We’re excited to have her on the Sales and Marketing team. Laura brings a wealth of creativity and experience to IMS. She started her career in Southern California as a production artist for an apparel manufacturing company and quickly moved into an art director position for a large scale screen printing facility. Over the past 16 years, she has owned her own graphic design business working with small businesses to develop brand identity, a strong website presence, and collateral print material. Laura holds a BS in Architecture from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Introduction Contemporary electronic board designs are becoming more challenging to designers than ever before. In today’s thick film, component applications designers are often faced with a trade-off between process flexibility and component performance. In terms of magnetic sensitive applications, this often requires the use of components that are sensitive to processing or attachment methods and therefore limit options for installation. At times this restricts the use of certain solders, temperatures or multiple re-flow operations. In applications where extreme processing is used with vulnerable components, failure modes can include component detachment or intermittent loss of continuity due to metal leaching of contacts and terminals. In order to understand this challenge and its factors, it is helpful to list the perfect performance characteristics of a thick film component. 1) Withstands high heat 2) Resists high Sn content solder 3) Non-magnetic 4) RoHS compliance 5) Affordability 6) Value diversity In designs where magnetism and RoHS compliance are in demand (i.e. medical imaging) resistance to high temperature solder and “non-magnetic” properties are critical. Unfortunately, they oppose each other from a process perspective. Traditionally, highheat RoHS compliant applications could often be addressed with nickel-barrier parts. These parts are readily available and very durable due to [...]
A ThermaBridge™ is a specialty thick film component developed and offered by IMS for use in the thermal management of electronic devices and modules. These products operate under the simple principle of conducting as much heat energy as possible, while simultaneously serving as an outstanding insulator of electrical energy and signal. The combination of these characteristics makes the ThermaBridge™ a very useful and flexible component that designers use to move heat either in, out, or to balance the temperature between two locations. ThermaBridges™ accomplish this without any fans, power, or moving parts making them useful for every electrical design sensitive to the effects of thermal energy. ThermaBridges™ operate by providing an electrically isolated, thermally active link between high heat generating areas and low temperature heat sinks or other locations within a circuit. According to Fourier, maximizing heat flow from one high temperature area to a lower one is made efficient by limiting the distance between the two points, maximizing the area of the conductive path and optimizing the material’s conductive heat properties. ThermaBridges™ do this by using Aluminum Nitride ceramic and offering a variety of thicknesses, lengths and widths to suit any thermal/mechanical requirement. For example if we take the [...]
IMS is please to have been featured on Rhode Island PBS documentary series "Our Town" airing on WSBE on December 2, 2015. The hour long special featured the rich history of Portsmouth including community groups, experiences of its residents and local businesses. Check the segment about IMS here.