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PDK Engineer

Cambridgeshire - Salary £45,000-£55,000

An innovative electronics manufacturer in Cambridge is seeking a PDK Engineer.

Job Summary:

Working closely with process development & chip design, a dedicated EDA engineer is needed to design and develop Cadence Process Design Kits for in-house semiconductor technologies.

Key tasks:

• PDK development and maintenance
• CDF and call-backs
• P-Cells
• Skill coding
• Calibre verification decks - DRC/LVS/EXT
• User and customer support
• Design database migration
• EDA installation and setup
• PDK management
• Control and versioning of all PDK data
• Update and maintenance of PDK documentation and procedures
• Design kit releases
• SPICE model parameter extraction
• Cell library design and characterisation
• Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies


Qualifications and Experience:

• Masters / PhD in Electronics or Electrical Engineering (or equivalent experience)
• Experience wiith CAD installation and setup (Cadence)
• Tech files - CDF, call-backs, p-cells
• Management of PDK releases (an advantage)
• Cell characterisation software (an advantage)
• SPICE model parameter extraction (an advantage)
• IC full custom design experience (Schematic capture, layout editor, SPICE simulation, verification)
• Experience with Cadence, Mentor and Tanner tools (an advantage)
• Cell library design experience (an advantage)
• Familiarity with digital design flow (an advantage)
• Skill wizard & Unix geek, especially scripting
• Knowledge of CMOS or TFT process technologies
• A team player with good communication skills, experience in report writing and technical presentations.
• Ability to work independently
• A desire to work in a small but commercially orientated company
• Willingness to work under pressure to tight deadlines



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