Sr ASIC Design Engineer Opening-San Jose, CA


In this role, you will be responsible for Digital IP development for the IC team. You will be designing state-of-the-art baseband processors and working on improving our SoC architecture. You will be interacting closely with Communication Systems Engineers as well as Firmware, Verification, and Physical Design Engineers. The position involves execution of processes from micro-architecture all the way to the successful handoff of IP cores to our Physical Design and Verification Engineers. Our team is very efficient, and we rely heavily on custom automation of our processes, as demonstrated by our many home-built tools. If you are a solid logic designer that gets excited by signal processing applications, and you enjoy building robust and automatic process flows, then this is the right place for you!

Job Requirements

BSEE/CE required; MS or PhD preferred
A minimum of four consecutive years of relevant, professional experience
Excellent logic design skills, demonstrated by successful SoC implementations in ASIC or FPGA
Excellent understanding of SoC architectures for micro-controller based designs
Experience with Digital Signal Processing or Baseband Processing is required; knowledge of computer architecture and pipelined designs is a plus
Excellent knowledge of Verilog and popular EDA simulation, implementation and verification tools from Synopsys, Cadence, or Mentor-Graphics
Experience with modeling DSP blocks with Matlab/Simulink is an advantage
Good knowledge of scripting languages such as Python, Perl, CSH, or similar
Good experience with state-of-the-art verification methodologies (RTL assertions, coverage, etc.)
Well rounded and experienced with multiple aspects of ASIC implementation; willingness to support Verification, Lab and Back-End activities when necessary
Excellent written and oral communication skills

Contact: Marty Stan,, 928-759-0022

Sr SOC Characterization Engineer Opening-San Jose, CA

We are seeking a hands-on Sr. IC characterization engineer to directly work on and provide technical leadership in the characterization of custom system on a chip (SOC) integrated circuits. These integrated circuits provide the functional features for implantable pacemakers and implantable defibrillators that save lives and provide therapy for serious medical conditions.

The custom integrated circuits used in our pacemakers and implantable defibrillators are complex systems on a chip utilizing low power design techniques, embedded processor control, custom mixed signal circuitry and complex digital circuitry. The successful person in this role will have a strong IC test background including hands-on digital IC characterization from digital vector simulation to debugging vectors on new silicon with ATE systems. The candidate should also have a strong interest in learning skill sets beyond digital IC characterization such as analog IC test, memory testing, system testing, and overall clinical application impact.

The position will play a key role in growing our IC characterization capabilities and setting the example of comprehensive analysis of design, creation of appropriate characterization test plans with rationale for choices, critical evaluation of results, and trouble-shooting. This person will work closely with other cross-functional groups such as IC Design, ATE, Firmware, Clinical Systems, Manufacturing, and Program Management.

Required Skills:

 MSEE (concentration on digital design) with at least 4 years of digital characterization test experience or BSEE (concentration on digital design) with at least 6 years of digital characterization test experience on system on a chip designs
 Theoretical and practical understanding of digital IC design and digital IC test processes
 Proven experience writing complex verilog test benches to produce digital test vectors
 Hands on experience with ATE digital testers
 Proven technical leadership skills
 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with ability to multi-task
 Track record working collaboratively across functions in successful product development
 Demonstrated ability to organize, analyze, document, prepare for characterization test plans, reviews, and reports
 Ability to pick things up quickly
 Motivated to learn about and ability to lead biomedical product development

Desired Skills:

 Verilog test bench work with the Cadence vcs simulator
 Programming firmware for testing embedded microprocessors and memories
 Programming work on the LTxCredence Diamond Series D10 ATE tester
 Writing programs in the C language and or TCL language
 Some previous work in biomedical electronics

Contact: Marty Stan,, 928-759-0022

Sr IC Test Engineer Opportunity-Sunnyvale, CA

Seeking an experienced and energetic IC Test Engineer for hands-on development of production test for RF System-on-Chip (SoC), analog and digital mixed-signal devices. Responsibilities include implementation of test methods, systems and programs, hardware design, development of test programs for characterization, quality and production, and establishing ATE to bench correlation. The position will interact significantly with both the operations and design organizations.

Job Duties

 Develop and qualify ATE test software for use in production testing and IC characterization using a structured, documented programming approach
 Develop Test Hardware for ATE multisite production testing, including RF board layout and high frequency socket selection. Manage PCB subcontractors to deliver and qualify ATE DUT boards with proper RF and digital layouts on schedule
 Work with System, and Design engineering teams in the early stages of IC design to define production and characterization testing strategies, including BIST and DFT
 Correlate ATE and bench test results, develop and qualify test programs
 Work with Design Engineering on initial design verification of the IC on ATE
 Support transfer of new products to production, including working with Quality and Product Engineering for the development of qualification and reliability test programs
 Monitor and maintain yield after release to production
 Document test programs, test plans and test procedures
 Reduce cost by improving yield, reducing test time, ROA

Job Requirements

 Solid understanding of analog mixed signal test methods (ADCs, DACs, PLLs) as well as digital vector implementation (SCAN, MBIST)
 Demonstrated experience working on a CatalystRF tester or equivalent
 Demonstrated experience and manufacturing discipline working in a high volume production IC test environment
 Ability to read and understand device block diagrams and performance from Design Engineering
 Hands-on test and debugging experience
 Familiarity with lab equipment such as spectrum analyzers, signal generators, power meters, oscilloscopes
 Excellent oral and written communication skills, and work well in a team environment
 Must be self driven, working independently with a sense of urgency to meet deadlines and achieve business objectives
 BSEE/MSEE degree (MS preferred) and at least 8 years of progressive, professional experience in semiconductor mixed-signal IC production testing

Contact: Marty Stan,, 928-759-0022

Staff ASIC Design Engineer

• Design large, complex high-speed ASIC’s for the next generation of networking products.

• Develop the architecture and micro-architecture of high-speed networking ASICs.
• Implement the design in Verilog
• Synthesize the design using Synopsys Design Compiler
• Work with the Physical Design team to optimize the physical design layout and fix timing issues.
• Work with the Verification team to verify your block.
• Show leadership and provide guidance to junior engineers.

• Requires a BS/MS EE or equivalent
• 10+ years of industry experience
• Strong Verilog, or SystemVerilog skills
• Strong SystemC or C/C++ and Perl/shell scripts skills.
• Knowledge of Synopsys Design Compiler is highly desirable
• Must have good leadership/communication skills.
• Networking experience is highly desirable

Contact: Marty Stan,, 928-759-0022

Applications Engineering Power Supply Design Manager

Are you an experienced Power Supply Design Manager with experience at 600 volts and higher?

We have the following high profile position with a publicly traded company in North Carolina.

Applications Engineering Manager
As the Applications Manager for the Power Products Group, the successful candidate will be responsible for pre- and post-sales technical and marketing support for both existing and new customers for SiC Power Schottky diodes and transistors. The successful candidate will manage a team of engineers whose responsibility is to develop prototype hardware that clearly demonstrates the value proposition of SiC power technology. The successful candidate will need a strong understanding of the selling process and experience directly supporting customers with technical product specifications, product selection, system design, reliability, quality and manufacturing processes. Our target customers are among the industry’s largest switch mode power supply, solar inverter, industrial power conversion and motor drive companies. This position requires interaction with customers at all levels of system design/development, components quality engineering, procurement and general management. This position will also include development of a team of Applications Engineers supporting all Power products world-wide.

• Manage and develop a team of local and remote application engineers supporting regional sales objectives
• Develop target applications and customer list for Power products and business development campaigns
• Provide pre- and post-sales technical support for direct sales and distributors through training, customer presentations and product demonstrations
• Support customer design engineers to successfully incorporate Silicon Carbide power components in their products
• Define customer demonstration and reference design platforms and work with Applications management to architect, develop, demonstrate and disseminate through trade shows, articles and applications notes.
• Answer technical inquiries from existing and prospective customers with proper documentation and timely feedback/analysis
• Monitor, manage and communicate business development and new opportunity activities to assure success of new products and programs
• Support new product launches, including training for sales engineers and regional channel partners
• Establish and maintain direct lines of communication with engineering on reliability and quality issues as well as specific customer requests for technical information and troubleshooting.
• Develop and present materials at technical seminars, tradeshows and distributor training
• Provide marketing department and product managers with consolidated customer requirements to define new products and product enhancements


• BS degree in an engineering discipline
• Must have experience designing at 600 volts and higher
• 7 years experience with power systems and devices at theoretical and practical levels
• 5 years of applications engineering experience with semiconductor products
• 2 years management experience of a technical, sales, or marketing team
• Power system architecture design and analysis experience
• Strong customer presentation skills and communication skills
• A passion for power systems, power devices, providing world-class technical support to customers and growing the company’s SiC Power Business
• Willingness to travel globally
• Microsoft Office skills


• MS or PhD in Electrical Engineering
• MBA or formal business related coursework
• 5+ years of applications engineering management experience – including remote management
• 10+ years of applications experience designing semiconductor based power devices and systems
• Experience with power modules for either inverter or motor drive applications
• Self motivator with strong drive to achieve business objectives
• Desire to work in startup type culture
• Ability to gain trust and work effectively across many departments

Contact: Marty Stan, 928-759-0022,

RF Characterization Engineer Opportunity-San Jose, CA

We are seeking a hands-on technical RF Characterization Engineer to work on RF characterization from IC to system level on implantable biomedical products. These implantable pacemakers and implantable defibrillators save lives and provide therapy for serious medical conditions.

Our devices are complex, low-power, embedded systems and include custom analog, digital, and mixed signal ICs, hybrids, and discrete components. The successful person in this role will have a good RF background with hands-on RF characterization experience and good breadth of electrical engineering knowledge.

The RF Characterization Engineer will comprehensively analyze designs, create appropriate characterization test plans with rationale for choices, critically evaluate results, and trouble-shoot through challenging problems. This person will also work closely with other cross-functional groups such as Design, ATE, Firmware, Clinical Systems, and Manufacturing.

Required Skills:

 MSEE with at least 2 years RF systems experience or BSEE with at least 3 years RF systems experience
 Theoretical and practical understanding of RF at system level
 Hands on RF characterization including use of RF bench equipment
 Strong technical analysis and troubleshooting skills for products containing RF, analog / digital ICs, discrete components, embedded systems
 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with ability to multi-task
 Track record working collaboratively across functions in successful product development
 Demonstrated ability to organize, analyze, document, prepare for characterization test plans, reviews, and reports
 Ability to pick things up quickly
 Motivated to learn about and ability to lead biomedical product development

Desired Skills:

 RF IC and RF Systems experience including ATE and bench equipment
 Programming skills in C, LabWindows CVI



Sr RF Hardware Engineer Opportunity-San Jose, CA

Senior RF Hardware Engineer
We are seeking a talented and versatile RF Engineer to be a part of our RF Telemetry Hardware organization. Our team is responsible for the RF hardware design for use in implantable pacemakers and defibrillators. These devices save lives and provide therapy for serious medical conditions. The RF telemetry system provides a critical communication link between those implantable devices and external programmers and interrogators.

The successful person in this role will have a solid mastery of RF engineering, with breadth and depth of knowledge across electrical design. In this role, the engineer will work closely with other members of the electrical system design groups, and play a key role in growing our RF telemetry capability.


- RF hardware system design for implantable medical devices
- Create RF circuit prototypes for output power measurements, sensitivity and parametric measurements.
- RF laboratory measurements, including:
o Measurement of small antenna performance in TEM cells
o Evaluation of small inductive/magnetic loop antennas.
- Performing studies, RF modeling, simulation and other forms of analysis to predict component, interconnect, system and board level performance and to optimize design around complex requirements.
- Refine and execute methodologies to carry designs into production.
- Interface with vendors for the purchase, evaluation and testing of components.
- Interface with customers, vendors, and other department functions (manufacturing, mechanical designers, etc).
Required Skills:

- BSEE (MSEE preferred) and at least 5+ years of experience in RF design
- Thorough understanding of RF components such as dual directional couplers, splitters, programmable attenuators.
- Excellent RF laboratory skills, including the use of spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, power meters, slide-screw tuners, test automation, etc.
- Experience in antenna matching and matching network design for a miniaturized radio.
- Familiar with Link Budget Analysis, BER, Polarization, free space loss, S-parameters, Smith Charts, Modulation standards and Noise figure calculations.
- Ability to work with mixed signal domains in creating PCB and subassemblies for small production runs.
- Ability to grow and adapt to other work functions.
- Capable of independent work as well as part of small teams.
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills, and ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
- Demonstrated ability to clearly document design work and present and explain design choices.
- Ability to work as part of a cross-functional and cross-site team, and design circuits with consideration for overall System Requirements

Desired Skills:
- Programming experience in C, C++, LabWindows CVI

Contact Marty at, 928-759-0022

Sr Firmware Engineer Opportunity-San Jose, Ca


Job Description

This position will be a key contributor to our dynamic firmware engineering team! In this role you will -
  • Design, code and debug firmware applications in various programming languages (C, MatLab)
  • Develop unit and system tests for your modules
  • Test and tune code using analog and digital lab analysis equipment
  • Participate in build and test automation and other efficiency improvement initiatives
  • Review new product requirements, provide feedback, and contribute to project planning activities
  • Work closely with the field applications team to review input from customers and help respond to their short and long-term needs

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in EE or equivalent (Master’s degree preferred) and 4 or more consecutive years of professional experience
  • Excellent algorithm design and implementation skills including coding, testing, debugging, and tuning
  • Experience with Windows and Linux development environments and some scripting languages
  • Strong background in communication theory – especially,
    • Signal processing
    • Cellular wireless standards (2G, 3G, and 4G, including CDMA, WCDMA, EVDO, HSDPA, TD-SCDMA, WiMAX, and LTE; usage scenarios and application of related test and measurement solutions)
  • Good communication and technical reporting skills

Contact Marty , 928-759-0022,


This position is with a leading semiconductor company that develops ICs for communications, computing, and more. You can work in San Jose or Philadelphia.

Staff Analog/Mixed Signal IC Design Engineer
This job requires interaction with marketing, application, product and design engineering to define, design and test PLL based frequency synthesis products as well as other mixed signal IC products.

The successful candidate will be familiar with all phases of the design of mixed signal integrated circuits. The below skills are essential:

HPSICE Simulation
Mixed mode chip level simulation experience.
Cadence or similar schematic capture
Layout supervision. Layout experience is a plus.
Verilog digital simulation experience is a plus.
Layout parameter extraction and simulation.
Knowledge of as many of the following as possible: LCVCOs, Power amplifiers, Mixers, Low noise crystal oscillators, MEMS interface circuits, temperature sensors, Ultra low power analog and digital circuits, DLL’s, PLLs, OPAMPs, data converters, bandgap references, delta sigma converters, fractional N frequency synthesis.

An approximate order of priority would be:
1. Mixed Signal Chip Level Simulation Experience.
2. HSPICE/Spectre circuit simulation.
3. Verilog Simulation
4. Familiarity with digital design flow is a plus.
5. Familiarity with PLLs and/or DLLs used for frequency synthesis
6. Familiarity with delta sigma modulation.
7. Familiarity with temperature sensing techniques desired
8. A/D design experience especially delta sigma oversampling types

BSEE required, MSEE preferred.
5-10 years experience.

Contact: Marty 928-759-0022

Power IC Test Engineer Needed in Phoenix, AZ

Power IC Test Engineer
As a Power Management Test Development Engineer, you will design component-level circuits for precision parametric measurement, dynamic signal analysis, and develop automated test system software for our analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits. Our engineers use high-speed DSP-based state-of-the-art automatic test equipment like the Teradyne Eagle. As a member of this engineering team, you will be involved in all phases of product development, including definition, design for testability, test hardware and software design, hands-on debug, characterization, manufacturing release. You will be an important part of an experienced business unit that introduces custom analog ICs to the Automotive market.


 7+ years industry experience with mixed signal testers, Teradyne Eagle ETS preferred.
 Excellent understanding of Power Management products and their corresponding test strategies, including LDO’s, Buck and Boost regulators, Charge Pumps, Battery Chargers, ADC, USB interface.
 Familiarity with C, C++, Visual Basic or similar programming languages.
 Understanding of design for testability (DFT) implementation & strategies, capability to provide input to design groups to ensure reliable and accurate production testing. />- Hands on experience with lab equipment: Oscilloscope, Power Supplies, DVM, etc.
 Good communication skills and ability to work and contribute in a team based environment. Good working communication (both written and verbal) in English is required. />- Ability and desire to hire or train junior and senior level engineers.
 Experience with production test, yield improvement, cost reduction and quality control.
 Experience managing group of engineers.
 BSEE required, MSEE preferred.

Contact Marty at or 928-759-0022