Digital Layout Designer
Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino),California,United States
+ We are looking for applicants with 5+ years experience in custom layout design of deep SubMicron CMOS circuits used in high performance microprocessors.
+ Experience designing low noise, low power resistors, capacitors, pad IOs, ESD structures, datapaths, memory structures, etc.
+ High level proficiency in layout floorplanning, standard cell planning and hierarchical layout assembly.
+ Good understanding of issues with RC delay, electromigration, self heating and cross capacitance.
+ Recognize failure prone circuit and layout structures, dedicatedly work with designers for the best approach to problems.
+ Great skills on interpretation of CALIBRE DRC, ERC, LVS, etc. reports.
+ Knowledge of MENTOR GRAPHICS or CADENCE layout tools.
+ Scripting skills in PERL or SKILL or AMPLE are considered a plus, but not required.
+ Excellent communication skills and able to work with multi-functional teams.
Imagine yourself at the center of our SOC design effort, collaborating with all disciplines, playing a strategic role of getting functional products to millions of customers quickly. You will have the opportunity to integrate and come-up with new ideas, as well as work with a team of talented engineers. As a member of the layout team of the microprocessor group, you will be responsible to deliver PDV clean layout, including the following: - Designing complex layout for mixed signal, and digital circuits in deep SubMicron CMOS technologies. - Reviewing and analyzing floorplans and complex circuits with circuit designers. - Running a complete set of design verification tools available on megacells completed. - Working with the circuit design team to plan, schedule work and negotiate layout tradeoffs as needed. - Interpretation of LVS, DRC and ERC report to find fastest way to complete layouts. - Exceed engineering specifications and expectations. - Utilize advanced CAD tools, mask design knowledge to layout corrections and robust physical design representation of circuits.
**Education & Experience**
BS Degree, or equivalent.
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