Research & development - Leuven | More than two weeks ago
we scale towards advanced logic nodes, device scaling become more and more
challenging. The benefits and challenges of the different device, backend and
patterning options for future technology generations have to be evaluated not
only on circuit level, but also from the SoC design side. Especially with the complexity of new
patterning options, circuit level assessment is not sufficient to qualify the
performance, power, area required and there is also a need to perform a full
SoC loop with place and route.
As a SoC design researcher, you will evaluate the impact of device, backend and patterning choices on SoC design, in order to guide future technology development. The main objective of this position is to set targets for different parts of the SoC for various application domains. You will interact closely with circuit designers, device experts and process integration engineers. Your work will involve power performance and area evaluation of various technology options at SoC level and finding the right solutions satisfying the requirements at advanced nodes. It also involves evaluating at circuit level various SoC subcircuits like critical paths, clk trees etc. at the outset of different device and back end options. As the focus is on new technology nodes, generating relevant parts of a digital PDK is part of the job.
The ideal candidate will have good knowledge of synthesis and place and route tools to allow the evaluation of PPAC post synthesis and post place and route. Knowledge of tools like Synopsys DC compiler, IC Compiler, Cadence RC compiler and SoC Encounter are required, as well as basic understanding of circuit design.
you the opportunity to join one of the world’s premier research centers in
nanotechnology at its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. With your talent,
passion and expertise, you’ll become part of a team that makes the impossible
possible. Together, we shape the technology that will determine the
society of tomorrow.
We are proud of our open, multicultural, and informal working environment with ample possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. We commit to supporting and guiding you in this process; not only with words but also with tangible actions. Through imec.academy, 'our corporate university', we actively invest in your development to further your technical and personal growth.
We are aware that your valuable contribution makes imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of a competitive salary with many fringe benefits.