Summer 2022 Physical Design Co-Op/ Intern- 120021

Location: Santa Clara, California, 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.

Intern, Physical Design - Summer 2022



  • We are looking for an innovator and hardworking college student to join our team! Someone that can work in a fast pace environment and able to thrive on new challenges. The candidate will join the Serdes team based in Santa Clara, CA.
  • We have competitive benefit packages and award-wining culture. Join us!



  • The candidate should have strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills with excellent attention to details.  We work on programs with long timelines, so self-motivation and a commitment to meeting deadlines is required.   We are pushing the envelope on chip performance, so the status quo must be challenged on every program.  This requires creativity and innovation, but also excellent verbal and written communication skills. Also, should have the ability and desire to foster a team environment.




  • High speed VLSI design in deep submicron FinFET processes.
  • Candidate will work on physical design of PnR blocks. Will run industry standard tools. Will be involved in floorplanning, timing closure, physical verification of blocks.
  • Write tcl, Python and perl scripts as needed by the team.
  • Work with other team members to help on various tasks for block closure.
  • Solve design and tool problems requiring ground-breaking approaches and champion innovation across the organization.



  • Knowledge of basic electrical engineering principles
  • Knowledge of VSLI design concepts & tradeoffs.
  • Familiar with programming languages such as Perl, Python, tcl, etc.
  • Knowledge of EDA tools like ICC2, PrimeTime, Redhawk-SC, Innovus and Tempus is a plus.
  • Knowledge of high-speed flops, synchronizers, level shifters, and SRAM



  • Pursing BS/MS in EE, CS, CSE (or similar) 



​​​​​​​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 December 8, 2021. 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: 120021 
Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara 
Job Function: Student/ Intern/ Temp


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