Summer & Fall 2022 Circuit Design and Analysis Co-Op/ Intern

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.

Summer & Fall 2022 - Circuit Design and Analysis

The Role:

In this role, you will join the high-performance core physical design team with a focus on circuit design, clocking, and analysis including silicon debug. You will work directly with external disciplines (CAD/DFT/Architecture, etc.) and will have the opportunity to learn from experienced designers.

The Person:

The successful candidate is self-motivated and thrives on solving challenging problems. We are seeking someone who is innovative and eager to learn. Does this describe you? If so, then join us!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design custom CMOS circuits, translating logic description into circuit schematics by conducting feasibility studies to compare possible circuit level implementations of the logic description using the knowledge of various circuit topologies, circuit design styles and Register Transfer Level languages.
  • Perform verification of transistor level circuit to ensure a match to logic description in terms of desired functionality, using knowledge of circuit and logic simulation and debugging skills
  • Optimize circuit behavior to meet performance and local and global power targets, using circuit sizing skills and knowledge of sensitivities of transistor properties to changes in device dimensions.
  • Provide optimized device geometries to mask designers; perform electrical verification of circuit layout to check if circuit Noise, Electro-migration of signal and power routes, IR drop in the power grid and local heating are within prescribed bounds.
  • Suggest circuit modifications such as changing device dimensions, shielding the problematic area, adding new logic, applying knowledge of transistor, interconnect and power grid properties.
  • Characterize circuit to provide timing under different process corners and different operating voltages and temperatures, using skills in circuit simulation tools such as HSpice, for fast analysis when integrating the circuit into a top level block.
  • Analyze critical signals to ensure transmitted across different clock and voltage domains correctly, applying knowledge of Synchronizers and usage of Level shifter circuits.

Preferred Experience:

  • Desirable candidates are working towards an MS degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • Fundamental knowledge of logic, circuit design, CMOS transistor design, and some experience with CAD tools for high-performance design is expected.

Academic Credentials:

MS degree in Electrical Engineering in progress.


Austin, TX

      • AMD is a government contractor and subcontractor. As required by Executive Order, our US employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s work location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by January 4, 2022. AMD will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request an exception from this requirement if you have a need for a religious and/or medical accommodation.

Requisition Number: 123165 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Student/ Intern/ Temp


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