Yield Engineer - 100650

Location: Austin, Texas, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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What you do at AMD changes everything 

At AMD, we push the boundaries of what is possible.  We believe in changing the world for the better by driving innovation in high-performance computing, graphics, and visualization technologies – building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms, and the data center. 

Developing great technology takes more than talent: it takes amazing people who understand collaboration, respect, and who will go the “extra mile” to achieve unthinkable results.  It takes people who have the passion and desire to disrupt the status quo, push boundaries, deliver innovation, and change the world.   If you have this type of passion, we invite you to take a look at the opportunities available to come join our team.

Yield Engineer

Job Description:

The Yield team is a functional group supporting high quality Graphics, CPU and APU products with the goal to reduce cost of manufacturing, while achieving committed time to market in a predictable and consistent fashion. The MTS Yield Engineer is encouraged to generate accurate product yield models for complex product architectures which will be used to drive forward-looking decision making for AMD’s product roadmap. Proficiency in coding/scripting along with strong data analysis skills are essential to be successful in this role. Time will also be spent solving problems product yield signals to drive continuous yield improvement. Technical leadership and innovation are required. Join Us!

  • Yield analysis of Microprocessors, Graphics and Gaming products.
  • Silicon process evaluation for production readiness.
  • Yield improvement on new and mature technologies.
  • Aid in bring-up on new technologies.
  • Process tuning and centering for optimal speed, yield and cost targets.
  • End-to-end data analysis and correlation of WAT, WS and in-line process monitoring.
  • Data extraction, summarization, prediction, correlation and regression analysis.
  • Reporting yield results and identifying failure mechanisms and corrective actions.
  • Ensuring that correct product testing is performed on AMD products for optimal yield, performance, and quality.
  • Driving solutions to fix identified problems.
  • Mentoring less experienced engineers
  • Representing the Yield Team at technical forums and drive company-wide initiatives
  • The Experienced Yield Engineer is expected to find effective solutions to complex problems and drive continuous yield improvement. Troubleshooting and problem solving are the fundamental role of the Yield Engineer. Technical leadership and innovation are required.
  • Yield debug/characterization or product engineering

Skill Set:

  • Experience with data extraction, manipulation and storage
  • Statistical tools such as correlation, predictive modeling, contrast analysis, sample testing etc.
  • Experience in applied Solid State Physics, Computer Architecture, Digital or Analog Design.
  • General understanding of device test flows and CMOS fabrication process (front-end, lithography, metrology, back-end).
  • Experience w/ high level programming and scripting languages.
  • General navigation and file management skills in Windows and UNIX
  • Strong Proficiency in Excel, JMP, Yield Explorer, SAS, Spotfire or other EDA packages.
  • Proficient understanding of Design of Experiments and their analysis.
  • Maintain excellent communication with different program stakeholders (Product Managers, Test Managers, Manufacturing facilities, Supply Chain).
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet tight deadlines.
  • Wafer and FT/SLT test methodology and equipment knowledge
  • Understanding of DFT (Design for Test) including ATPG, BIST as well System level test concept, methodology and equipment.
  • Adept at Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting.


BSEE, BSCE, or a BS in Physics or equivalent



Austin, TX



Requisition Number: 100650 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Product Engineering


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