Principal Physical Design Engineer
Microchip Technology
Manila, PH
5d ago

Job Description

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 .

Job Requirements

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
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