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.