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EDA Engineer Thin Film Electronics
Employer: imec
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Employment Start Date: Flexible/to be discussed

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 90 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!

Job Description:

As a part of a world-renowned team, you will be involved in supporting analog and digital designers for thin-film electronic applications. You will be working in a high-tech environment on the flexible devices of the future together with a multi-disciplinary team and with our international customers. Today, technology and designs are gaining maturity enabling a clear roadmap to realize worlds-first products. Your main task will be the developing the CAD tools for emerging technologies (e.g. thin-film electronics). The development of robust designs in these emerging technologies requires that all the information coming from device modeling is embedded in a standard software interface. All the main analyses (as DC, AC, TRAN, NOISE, MC, STB, ...) should be supported and also pcells (like passive components) should be realized. Additionally, rule decks for LVS, DRC and parasitic extraction should be developed in collaboration with the technology experts. In general, for correctly performing all these tasks, it is crucial that you will be able to communicate with people having different backgrounds (ranging from device physics to IC designers). You will be challenged to close the loop by comparing the EDA environment and lab measurements. Your responsibilities will include:
- Translate device models into CADENCE compact models (Spice, Verilog-A)
- Design and characterize in the lab test circuits to improve the properties of the model (transient, noise, ...)
- Make sure that all main circuit analyses are performed properly
- Realize and maintain the rule decks for DRC, LVS and parasitic extraction
- Check potential of new software releases and run small feasibility studies on practical cases


You want to make a difference and you are looking for a challenge. You are self-driven and constantly exploring new opportunities. You benchmark your results with state of the art and explore new methodologies that go beyond today’s solutions.
You have a Master's degree or equivalent experience in Electronics Design Automation.
Awareness of the CAD tool requirements (e.g. for facilitation the convergence of the solver or develop proper DRC/LVS tools)
Knowledge of novel transistor technologies beyond Si-CMOS (e.g. metal-oxide transistors) is a strong plus.
Solid experience with IC prototyping (design for testing and manufacturability, automatic test, debugging, etc.)
The imec environment requires a good team player with competent communication and reporting skills.
Given the international character of imec a good knowledge of English is mandatory.

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Date Posted: June 7, 2019