Product Characterization Engineer
OmniVision Technologies - Santa Clara, CA

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The Pixel Characterization Engineer works in an aggressive, fast-paced R&D environment to scientifically characterize performance of new pixel technology, using strong analytical skills to objectively analyze design trade-offs and debug problems in pixel design/process and taking ownership of multiple projects


Supports CMOS Imaging technology development through detailed scientific characterization
Responsible for complete electrical and optical characterization of various CMOS Image sensors
Debugs and solves problems on new and existing pixel designs
Guides pixel layout/process design for next generation CMOS Sensors by characterizing performance of various experimental layouts and process conditions
Works with Process Integration/Layout design and Process Simulation team to characterize new designs/process and suggest new process experiments based on characterization data
Acts as primary feedback source to various inter-disciplinary teams for silicon data on various pixel designs and process designs
Works with test engineering team to develop automated wafer-level characterization programs
Develops special test routines in C++/Matlab
Works with Production, QA teams to solve yield issues related to pixel performance

  • Minimum of five years plus of experience in characterization and designing integrated circuit systems (Imagers, DRAM, processors, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Analog/Mixed Signal/Digital CMOS circuits, CMOS fabrication process and CMOS device physics
  • Experience with CMS Image sensor characterization and design is a big plus
  • Knowledge of C++/Perl/Phython/MATHLAB, Layout/Simulation tools and color technology is a plus
  • MS in Electrical Engineering, Physics related field or equivalent work experience; PhD is a plus

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