Layout Designer m/f/d

Freising (Germany)
Student / Recent Graduate
Texas Instruments

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About TI As a global semiconductor company, we design, manufacture, test and sell analog and embedded processing chips to nearly 100,000 customers. Our products enable electronics everywhere and in things you experience every day - from health care, smart homes and connected cars to drones, smart phones and more. Our passion to create a better and more sustainable world by making electronics more affordable through semiconductors drives us to make our technology smaller, more efficient, more reliable and more affordable. Why APP? Power is everywhere! The Analog Power Products (APP) team designs and develops more than 30,000 products for the industrial, automotive, personal electronics and communications markets. Our solutions cover the entire AC/DC and DC/DC power spectrum and are leading the industry in power density, power consumption, EMI performance, and other performance metrics. Made up of six dynamic business units, APP is at the forefront of industrial and next-generation automotive trends. You will be joining the BSR-LV product line which is located in Freising, Germany and is working in the fields of inductive DCDC converters. We focus on fully integrated buck converters in the low voltage area (<7V), supporting a broad range of applications requiring ultra-low load currents as well as up to even 100A. Join us for the opportunity to create innovative and compelling products for customers that then help create a better world. About the job The BSR LV product line is seeking for a highly motivated IC Layout Engineer with up to three years of experience in the semiconductor world. As a member of an experienced design and layout team you will be part of developing innovative analog and mixed signal integrated circuits in leading edge technologies. Your primary activities will include: cell/top-level floor-planning, layout and verification in a Cadence Virtuoso design environment. Layout area and schedule estimation are also a key part of the overall responsibilities for this position. Layout designer will be responsible to make sure that chip/block level layouts meet all design, mask & fab manufacturing requirements. As a layout engineer in our team you will gain or further enhance your in-depth knowledge of semiconductor circuit layout including layout optimization techniques necessary for meeting device matching, placement and routing constraints. Example products we have built are TPS62870, TPS62840, TPS62A01, TPS62810 As an IC Layout Engineer, the key responsibilities are the following but not limited to: Layout generation for high-efficiency, cost-sensitive, competitive low-power DC/DC buck switched converters in the personal electronics, industrial and automotive market Apart from block- and top-level layout generation this includes the following tasks: Size optimized floor planning including pinout Power transistor layout (including electromigration checks) Accurate die size estimation Process aware layout (well-proximity effect, length of diffusion) Floorplan integration into IC lead frame Parasitic aware layout (coupling, lead resistance) Running Design Rule Checks and Layout vs. Schematic verification Execution of tape out process Close cooperation with the onsite analog design team as well as offsite program execution and packaging in order to guarantee flawless execution on product development schedules Participate in design reviews and create the necessary layout documentation Support the layout automation/verification flow development Minimum requirements: Bachelor or Master Degree in electrical engineering or equivalent qualification Recently graduated and/or with up to 2 years of experience in a professional role Preferred qualifications: Familiar with analog layout techniques (e.g. matching, shielding, low noise, EM) and digital placement / routing Proven experience on block- and top level layout generation Good knowledge about IC development tools (Cadence environment, Assura LVS / DRC) Basic understanding of BCD semiconductor technology, devices, and layout Unix and Cadence database management skills Shell or other programming language is a plus. Open personality with strong verbal and written communication skills Highly self-motivated team player with the ability to collaborate with international and cross-functional teams Strong analytical and problem-solving skills Ability to take the initiative and drive for results Strong English language skills, German is a plus Our offer for you: Benefit from a competitive salary, yearly profit sharing (dependent on company success) and many additional benefits and an unlimited contract from the beginning Join an international work environment where your ideas count and where you can thrive in a diverse culture. Explore a world of opportunities for your personal and professional development See in this video how you can be part of Engineering Progress in our world. Texas Instruments is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse, inclusive work environment. If you are interested in this position, please apply to this requisition.
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