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

Organization Description:

Imec is the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy. 

As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and universities we bring together 4,000 brilliant minds from over 70 nationalities. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and also has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and offices in India and Japan. All of these particular traits make imec to be a top-class employer. To strengthen this position as a leading player in our field, we are looking for those passionate talents that make the difference!

For more than 25 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.
We offer 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, '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.

Job Description:

As ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) Project Manager within imec IC-link, you are managing, directing and executing major ASIC product development projects. You are responsible for the New Product Introduction, project management including planning and taking care of all the required deliverables, working closely with several service domains (Design, Manufacturing, Packaging, Test ...) within imec IC-link.
You will be the main contact person to the customer during the life-time of the project.
You will be responsible for:
- The definition, budget, quality and overall planning of the work packages of the different project stages, working closely with QA department
- The full project management across the different service domains within imec IC-link, relying on different types of engineers required within the different project phases
- The overall coordination:
o    The follow-up of the design and tape-out activities, together with the tape-out engineers
o    Definition of the package for the assembly of the ASIC with the assembly engineers
o    Definition of the test solution together with the test engineers
o    Setting up the electrical and radiation ASIC test solution (dependent on the project) with external test houses
- Production release for volume production
- Proposing cost improvement plans such as yield improvement plans, multi-site test solution and different packaging options together with the customer and the assembly house
- Following up the budget of the projects
- Working according to the applicable procedures


You have a Master’s degree in Electronics, preferably with 5 years of relevant experience in project management.
You have good knowledge of the MIL STD for automotive, space, medical and industrial ASIC qualification flows.
You are pro-active and customer focused, like to take initiative and you 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 (1 week/month) to our sub-contractors within Europe.

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Date Posted: December 21, 2018