Microchip's MCU16 business unit is looking for a principal physical design engineer to support the design and production of
16 bit microcontroller SOC chipsets . The role involves full chip level physical design activities , full chip integration of
macros and peripherals and physical verification of full chip designs to support the MCU16 product pipelines . Successful
candidate will play a significant role in generating optimized PD solutions for first pass silicon success in MCU16 .
BE / MTech / MS with 8+ years and experience as below.
Floor planning / Power planning and Place and Route at block level and chip level
Expert user of Synopsys ICC (or ICC2) Floor-planning, Place & Route and Clock Tree Synthesis
In depth knowledge of CTS and customized clock implementations
Integration of IO / Analog and Digital blocks
Knowledge of SI prevention and fixing techniques
Participated in timing ecos and timing closure related PD activities
Proficiency in pre-silicon and post-silicon ECO implementation
Knowledge of DCT and interacted with tools like PT / physical guidance
Experience in STA / Synthesis and Formality tools ( Desired )
Execute physical verification checks (LVS, DRC, ANT, DFM etc)
Familiarity with tapeout process for various fabs.
Knowledge of power analysis tools like Redhawk preferred . Preferably analyzed or debugged EM and IR issues in full
chip multi corner analysis
Interact with the CAD team to ensure coordination on layout related tools / libraries / scripts for timely release
Interface with other design engineers , provide feedback and implement enhancements as part of design methodology
improvements to improve product cycle times .
Experience in Microcontrollers or similar IC designs on 90nm / 40nm process nodes ( Desired )
Strong verbal and written communication skills with global teams
Good exposure to scripting with TCL, PERL, or Python
Should be self motivated and must have a passion to debug or root cause tool and flow issues