State of the Art Inc.

State College, PA 16803-1797


About State of the Art Inc.

State of the Art, Inc. is the leading supplier of thick and thin film resistive components to the biomedical, communications, aerospace, and defense industries.


2470 Fox Hill Road
State College, PA 16803-1797

More Info on State of the Art Inc.

State of the Art, Inc. was founded in 1969 as a consulting business specializing in thick film technology seminars as well as other consulting services. Manufacturing began in 1972 and quickly displaced the consulting business. In 1980, we developed the now industry-standard nickel barrier to virtually eliminate solder leaching and inter-metallic formation. In 1987, we became the first MIL-PRF-55342 QPL qualified S-level manufacturer, and today we continue to build a product line which has the lowest failure rate in the world.

State of the Art, Inc. is a privately held small business with 100+ employees. Our modern facility has 41,500 square feet of floor space. Automated production lines allow efficient production of large batches of components (up to 250,000 pieces per batch), while our extensive inventory of over 50 million chip resistors enables us to provide quick delivery on small quantities. Customer service is personalized by our staff of knowledgeable and dedicated sales correspondents.

Articles & News


Charm City Champions Microwaves For The World

May 18, 2011
Microwave Weeks IMS conference, sub-conferences, and exhibitions will soon descend upon Baltimore, giving industry members

Sensors Measure Microwave Heating

March 18, 2010
A line of microwave heater sensor chips from State of the Art, Inc. has been developed for a wide range of thermal management applications. Using platinum on alumina and oxidized...

Multi-Tap Attenuators Control 1 To 10 dB

April 6, 2009
Attenuation switching functions usually call for multiple attenuator devices. The MTAQ1225 multi-tap attenuator vows to eliminate this need while conserving board space and inventory...

Multi-Tap Attenuators Save Board Space

Nov. 25, 2008
Designed to eliminate the use of multiple attenuator devices in attenuation switching functions, the MTAQ1225 multi-tap attenuator saves board space as well as inventory costs...

Chip Resistors Are Optimized For 50-Ohm Impedance

June 13, 2008
BY USING SPECIAL MANUFACTURING techniques to reduce voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR), a family of chip resistors has been optimized for 50-Ω characteristic impedance. Power ...

Passive Components Squeeze Into Tighter Spaces

Oct. 11, 2007
Forays into new materials and engineering techniques are enabling passive components to heighten integration and performance while downsizing to meet emerging design needs.