Foundry Technology Operations Enablement Engineer (PDK, Stdcell)

Location: Hsinchu, Taiwan, TW

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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Foundry Technology Operations Enablement Engineer (PDK, Stdcell)


AMD is a semiconductor design innovator leading the next era of vivid digital experiences with its groundbreaking AMD Fusion Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) which power a wide range of computing devices. AMD’s server computing products are focused on driving industry-leading cloud computing and virtualization environments. AMD’s superior graphics technologies are found in a variety of solutions ranging from game consoles, PCs to supercomputers.

If you have a passion for excellence and a drive to achieve, you belong at AMD. Our employees, AMDer’s as we like to call them, work hard, have fun, and thrive on success. We meet the challenges of an evolving marketplace by staying true to our corporate values, including an unwavering respect for individuals and a focus on retaining superior employees.

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Our team is responsible for delivering PDKs, standard cell libraries, and other foundation IP that are used in all products that AMD designs. We are exposed to bleeding edge technologies that few in the company will ever hear off. We play a major role in shaping AMD’s roadmap and future products.


The role of the FTO Enablement Engineer is geared towards developing required IP EDA views, importing 3rd Party IP products and qualifying them with AMD POR design flows. In addition, the position includes exposure to IP cell design and electrical verification. On-site interface with 3rd party providers of IPs and PDKs is also required.



  • Proficient in Verilog HDL, Synopsys liberty library, spice simulation, and ASIC design flow
  • Proficient in script programming, such as, TCL, Perl or C-shell languages
  • Well versed in Cadence design flow, including composers
  • Proficient in UNIX (Linux) platforms
  • Proven experience working remotely and independently as part of a satellite team
  • Good communication skills
  • Understanding of Physical Verification Flows including SAPR is an asset
  • Proficiency in integration and tech setup of Calibre tools



  • Standard cell library characterization and build
  • Standard cell library quality assurance
  • Standard cell circuit evaluation for low-power or high-speed application
  • Library maintenance, including all kinds of representative formats for all design flows and tools
  • PDK component installation and quality assurance
  • Standard cell, PDK program management and vendor interface



  • Technical leadership experience (i.e. leading a small group of less senior engineers)
  • Circuit experience at technologies below 28nm.
  • Experience in validation, integration, and user support of Calibre DRC, LVS, ERC, including expertise in debug of ESD, and Latch-up rules is an asset
  • Experience with DRC and LVS rule deck coding is an asset



Minimum Bachelor degree in Computer Science/Electrical/Electronics/Computer Engineering



Hsinchu, Taiwan



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