Job Title: Microelectronic Component Processor Category: Screen 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 screen printing technology and 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. Manual dexterity is required. 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 HR@ims-resistors.com along with the completed Employee Application
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]