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Project Engineer for ASIC Assembly
Employer: imec
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Employment Start Date: As soon as possible

Organization Description:

Imec performs world-leading research in nano-electronics. Imec leverages its scientific knowledge with the innovative power of its global partnerships in ICT, healthcare and energy. Imec delivers industry-relevant technology solutions. In a unique high-tech environment, its international top talent is committed to providing the building blocks for a better life in a sustainable society. Imec is headquartered in Leuven (Belgium) and has offices in the Netherlands, Taiwan, US, China, Japan and India. Its staff of more than 2500 people includes over 700 industrial residents and guest researchers. 

In collaboration with our world-wide industrial partners and leading research institutes imec builds on the applications that are years ahead of the industry in the domains of better healthcare, smart electronics, renewable energy and safer transport. Imec forms a bridge between the fundamental research at universities and the technology development in the industry. Imec has a unique expertise in chip processing and system design, a strong IP portfolio, an ultramodern infrastructure and an extensive network of partners. This makes us a key player in the development and improvement of high-tech solutions for the future. Thanks to the mix of state-of–the-art research and cutting-edge technology imec is a top-class employer.

We offer you a challenging position in an advanced high-tech environment, in an international team. This is your opportunity to contribute to technologies that will have an impact on tomorrow’s society.
We offer you an attractive salary added with competitive extra-legal benefits such as an interesting life insurance, hospitalization insurance and long-term disability insurance. Imec takes on the full cost of these insurances. On top of that you receive meal vouchers for each working day. Furthermore, imec offers various training possibilities and social services, such as a company restaurant, ironing service, the possibility of day care nearby, holiday daycare and discounts in different sport clubs and shops. To decrease our ecological footprint 100% of the transport by train is reimbursed by imec.

Job Description:

For more than 30 years, imec has been offering a prototype and production service to worldwide companies. Imec helps the customers to design their integrated circuits (chips) and bring them from the prototype to the production phase. Imec provides specialized technical advice and services on design level, assembly and test. Our list of customers includes more than 900 universities and companies worldwide. Imec IC-link, as part of imec, has an extensive industrial experience, contacts with leading industrial foundries, and long-standing relationships with all the main EDA tool vendors and IP providers. This unit supports worldwide customers in the layout, prototype, fabrication and test of advanced electronic products. For the further extension of these imec services, we are looking for a highly motivated engineer.

As project engineer for integrated circuit (ASIC) assembly within imec IC link you act as the technical support interface between our international customers and our assembly partners. You take up responsibility for the full project management including planning, package selection, package development of our customer’s integrated circuits. You should have knowledge of silicon photonics packaging, and experience in signal integrity simulations (ANSYS) and S-parameters extraction.
You will be responsible for:
- The definition and overall planning of the different project stages.
- Setting up the ASIC assembly with the assembly house and selecting the package type with the assembly houses.
- Discussing the ASIC prototype-to-production volume ramp plan with the customer.
- Organizing volume production after the volume ramp phase. You propose cost improvement plans such as different packaging options together with the customer and assembly house.
- Attending regular training courses in order to master the newest technologies related to the most advanced packaging methods.


You have a Master’s or a PhD degree in Electronics, preferably with 2 to 7 years of relevant experience in the areas of ASIC assembly and signal integrity and simulation. You have experience in project-based work. You are pro-active and customer focused, like to take initiatives and are very motivated to work within a team of engineers. A good knowledge of English is mandatory. You are willing to travel on a regular basis (1week/month) to our sub-contractors.

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Date Posted: August 19, 2016