Physical Design Engineer - 701738
Intel - Folsom, CA

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Physical Design Engineer




Job Description: Creates bottoms-up elements of chip design including but not limited to FET, cell, and block-level custom layouts, FUB-level floor plans, abstract view generation, RC extraction and schematic-to-layout verification and debug using phases of physical design development including parasitic extraction, static timing, wire load models, clock generation, customer polygon editing, auto-place and route algorithms, floor planning, full-chip assembly, packaging, and verification. Troubleshoots a wide variety up to and including difficult design issues and applied proactive intervention. Schedules, staffs, executes and verifies complex chips development and execution of project methodologies and/or flow developments. Requires expansive knowledge and practical application of methodologies and physical design.


Minimum Requirements:
You should possess a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or an AA degree in a science related major such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering and 5-8 years of experience in the following:

  • Both analog and digital layout techniques.
  • Intel related tools experience in Genesys layout editor and Cadence verification tools.
  • Understanding of array design topology and hierarchy
  • Developing highly compact layout that is compiler capable and friendly
  • Understanding of PV convergence : Timing/Noise/RV as it relates to optimum layouts.
  • Debugging and cleaning verification flows such as DRC, LVS, ERC, NAC, etc.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in various memory arrays ROM's, SSA's and RF's is a plus
  • Experience in writing and producing software code using languages such as PERL and TCL is a plus.
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Primary Location


USA-California, Folsom

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Full Time

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Posting Date


Jan 25, 2013

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Employees in the Intel Architecture Group (IAG) deliver innovative platforms across computing and communication segments including data centers, mobile and desktop personal computers, handhelds, embedded devices and consumer electronics. Intel's industry leading technology is used to create integrated hardware and software solutions such as processors, chipsets, communication radios, graphics processors, motherboards, and networking components that deliver capabilities from security and manageability to computing performance and energy efficiency. IAG employees are at the forefront of enabling a new era of computing that is more integrated into all aspects of our daily lives.

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