Physical Verification & PDK (process design kit) Engineer

Jan 21, 2024
Markham, Canada
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work


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Role:

The Process Design Kit & Physical Verification department serves as the sole liaison between AMD and our semiconductor manufacturing partners. In doing so, the department is firmly entrenched in the entire silicon design process -- from technology bring up, to the tape-out for pre silicon designs. In this position you will be an integral part of the ASIC design process. The candidate will be responsible for helping the PDK team achieve our mandate, commitment, and goals. Emphasis will be placed on augmenting our PDK quality flows and procedures with applicable and representative test cases. This team is essential to the success of AMD as a growing company. It is a very exciting environment, and you will be working with the very best in our technology.  You will be working on some of the most exciting projects the industry has to offer. 

 

The Person:

Ingenuity, excellent communication, and outstanding problem-solving skills will make for an ideal candidate to this role.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Process Design Kit (PDK):
    • Interface with design teams (including Design, Enablement, CAD, Yield, Project Management) across AMD to capture Process Design Kit (PDK) requirements.
    • Develop and install key technology files which include DRC, LVS, Spice, PEX and EMIR
    • Design new regression tests to increase QA coverage of PDK.
    • Benchmark PDKs across various manufacturing partners (i.e. how does device performance compare?)
    • Create and monitor PDK testing and prevent design flow interruptions.
    • Communicate PDK requirements to foundry partners and negotiate release schedules.
    • Communicate and document all PDK releases to AMD design & enablement teams.
    • Ensure quick turn-around times to address all urgent PDK disruptions.
    • Triage PDK issues and drive to resolution

 

  • Physical Verification:
    • Architect and implement advanced layout design rules to insure best in class design.
    • Assess impact of future DRC, LVS, ERC releases on existing design and make recommendation for Design Team adaptation.
    • Own and Support tools, flows, and technology files for Design Rule Checking (DRC), Layout vs. Schematic Checking (LVS), and Electrical Rule Checking (ERC),
    • Collaborate with Design Team in developing new flows and supporting them when issues arise.
    • Triage Physical Verification issues and drive to resolution

 

Preferred Skillset and Experience:

 

  • Hardware skills: An understanding of analog design concepts such as MOS transistor operation and physical characteristics, logic circuit operation.
  • Software skills: Ability to develop well-structured and maintainable software. Experience with code testing and regression and their importance.
  • Experience in UNIX shell environment, Perl scripting, JavaScript, SQL, HTML, SKILL, spice netlist syntax and simulation are assets.
  • Candidate should have strong written and oral communication skills in order to work well with peers in Toronto and other AMD design sites.
  • UNIX, C, Perl, Tcl, SPICE, JavaScript and SKILL are assets.

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Spice simulation
  • Schematic and layout best practices
  • LVS, DRC, ERC, boundary & topological physical circuit checks
  • Parasitic extraction
  • EMIR solutions
  • Perl/Shell Scripting
  • Software/Infrastructure development
  • Foundry relations, Semiconductor manufacturing processes
  • Design for Manufacturing and other Reliability topics

 

LOCATION:

Markham, ON

 

EDUCATION:

Computer & Electrical Engineering

 

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AMD does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services. AMD and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity, inclusive employers and will consider all applicants without regard to age, ancestry, color, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religion, political and/or third-party affiliation, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.   We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants’ needs under the respective laws throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.

Benefits offered are described:  AMD benefits at a glance.

 

AMD does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services. AMD and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity, inclusive employers and will consider all applicants without regard to age, ancestry, color, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religion, political and/or third-party affiliation, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.   We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants’ needs under the respective laws throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.

Role:

The Process Design Kit & Physical Verification department serves as the sole liaison between AMD and our semiconductor manufacturing partners. In doing so, the department is firmly entrenched in the entire silicon design process -- from technology bring up, to the tape-out for pre silicon designs. In this position you will be an integral part of the ASIC design process. The candidate will be responsible for helping the PDK team achieve our mandate, commitment, and goals. Emphasis will be placed on augmenting our PDK quality flows and procedures with applicable and representative test cases. This team is essential to the success of AMD as a growing company. It is a very exciting environment, and you will be working with the very best in our technology.  You will be working on some of the most exciting projects the industry has to offer. 

 

The Person:

Ingenuity, excellent communication, and outstanding problem-solving skills will make for an ideal candidate to this role.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Process Design Kit (PDK):
    • Interface with design teams (including Design, Enablement, CAD, Yield, Project Management) across AMD to capture Process Design Kit (PDK) requirements.
    • Develop and install key technology files which include DRC, LVS, Spice, PEX and EMIR
    • Design new regression tests to increase QA coverage of PDK.
    • Benchmark PDKs across various manufacturing partners (i.e. how does device performance compare?)
    • Create and monitor PDK testing and prevent design flow interruptions.
    • Communicate PDK requirements to foundry partners and negotiate release schedules.
    • Communicate and document all PDK releases to AMD design & enablement teams.
    • Ensure quick turn-around times to address all urgent PDK disruptions.
    • Triage PDK issues and drive to resolution

 

  • Physical Verification:
    • Architect and implement advanced layout design rules to insure best in class design.
    • Assess impact of future DRC, LVS, ERC releases on existing design and make recommendation for Design Team adaptation.
    • Own and Support tools, flows, and technology files for Design Rule Checking (DRC), Layout vs. Schematic Checking (LVS), and Electrical Rule Checking (ERC),
    • Collaborate with Design Team in developing new flows and supporting them when issues arise.
    • Triage Physical Verification issues and drive to resolution

 

Preferred Skillset and Experience:

 

  • Hardware skills: An understanding of analog design concepts such as MOS transistor operation and physical characteristics, logic circuit operation.
  • Software skills: Ability to develop well-structured and maintainable software. Experience with code testing and regression and their importance.
  • Experience in UNIX shell environment, Perl scripting, JavaScript, SQL, HTML, SKILL, spice netlist syntax and simulation are assets.
  • Candidate should have strong written and oral communication skills in order to work well with peers in Toronto and other AMD design sites.
  • UNIX, C, Perl, Tcl, SPICE, JavaScript and SKILL are assets.

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Spice simulation
  • Schematic and layout best practices
  • LVS, DRC, ERC, boundary & topological physical circuit checks
  • Parasitic extraction
  • EMIR solutions
  • Perl/Shell Scripting
  • Software/Infrastructure development
  • Foundry relations, Semiconductor manufacturing processes
  • Design for Manufacturing and other Reliability topics

 

LOCATION:

Markham, ON

 

EDUCATION:

Computer & Electrical Engineering

 

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