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DFM DTCO Engineer

Company: Samsung Austin Semiconductor
Location: Austin
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Samsung Austin Semiconductor is one of the most advanced semiconductor manufacturing facilities in the world and an integral part of Central Texas for more than 26 years, driving job generation, economic impact and engagement with the surrounding community.

Samsung Austin Semiconductor serves a global customer base with broad semiconductor process technology offerings that impact everyday life including mobile, graphic, consumer, networking/high performance computing, Internet of Things, RF and automotive. Through successful collaborations with foundry customers and a continuous drive to develop the most cutting-edge technologies, Samsung Austin Semiconductor has become a major player in the foundry market. Samsung Austin Semiconductor's technology portfolio ranges from 65nm to 28nm using planar transistor technology to the more advanced 14nm 3D FinFet technology.

With more than 3,300 employees, 2.45 million square feet of floor space, and more than 600+ acres in land holdings, Samsung Austin Semiconductor's economic impact in 2021 generated $6.3 billion into Austin's economy through salaries and other expenditures. Plus, that same year, its parent company, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd announced a $17 billion investment to boost semiconductor production capacity at a new site in Taylor, Texas. This is in addition to the $18 billion invested in Samsung Austin Semiconductor's Austin, Texas campus, since 1996 -- making it one of the largest direct foreign investments in United States history.

Samsung Austin Semiconductor is a premier and growing employer who provides a great place to work, is committed to environmental stewardship and being a good corporate citizen. Our employees are the key to our success and we invest in our people with competitive compensation & benefit packages, career development opportunities and programs that enhance physical, emotional and intellectual well-being. Our employees work at various locations throughout Central Texas including the main plant on East Parmer Lane in northeast Austin, a satellite office near Pflugerville and the construction site in Taylor, Texas. Learn more at .

Roles and Responsibilities:

Job Summary/Overview:

The Process Integration Technology Development (PI TD) team is focused on incoming technology transfer, product optimization, new product introductions, yield improvement, process margin improvement and performance enhancement. As part of the Advanced Node Technology Development team, you will provide Design Verification for products in a high volume production environment as well as optimization of newer products introduced exclusively at SAS.

Specific Job Duties:

  • As DFM DTCO Engineer, you will develop small to large layout macro based on provided schematics & specifications. Complete Ownership of layout to physical verification.
  • DTCO engineer will collaborate with both internal teams and customer's design team to develop new offerings of devices, pcell and standard cell libraries.
  • Leads projects related to design risk assessment of new product introductions, analyze yield to design correlations for yield improvement and other KPI improvements.
  • Uses EDA software to analyze & design including extracting netlists, timing analysis, redundancy checks; consults and guide fabrication team on possibilities of margin improvements.
  • Lead / participate in devising solutions/methodology to fix/avoid future vulnerabilities in the design.
  • Write SVRF/tcl code for design risk assessment.
  • Develops methodology and automation scripts using bash-shell, python, tcl etc.
  • Communicates technical information to senior leadership outside of the department through presentations.
  • Completes other duties as assigned.
  • Workdays and hours: 1st-Shift, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm. Shift: 1st-Shift, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

    Skills and Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD degree in Electrical Engineering. Other engineering domain e.g. Physics, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science are ok as long as candidate has experience with design verification process.
    • VLSI design experience, preferably in verification and designing DOE-macros/DRC-macros.
    • Experience with Cadence Virtuoso or other EDA experience in at least one of the following tools- Calibre, Yield Explorer, StarRC/xRC, ICC2 & TCAD.
    • Working knowledge of the design-to-mask workflow (schematic, simulation, layout, physical verification, GDSII, mask).
    • 300mm 16nm/14nm/10nm nodes (or below) wafer manufacturing technology experience is preferred.
    • Understands semiconductor device physics basics through coursework and/or work experience.
    • Design small to large layout macro based on provided schematics & specifications. Complete Ownership of layout to physical verification.
    • Strong scripting experience in one of the following tcl, bash/shell or python.
    • Must be capable of shifting focus and changing priorities - dealing with ambiguity.
    • Must demonstrate strong core values including: Integrity, Respect, Teamwork, Quality, and Continuous Learning.
    • Must have excellent communication, documentation and presentation skills.
    • Must have interpersonal skills to escalate issues, get support, and effect lasting change.
    • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and commitments.
    • Must be able to work on different shifts based on project need.

Keywords: Samsung Austin Semiconductor, Austin , DFM DTCO Engineer, Engineering , Austin, Texas

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