Information Sciences Institute (ISI), a unit of USCâs Viterbi School of Engineering, is a world leader in the research and development of advanced information processing, computing, and communications technologies. ISI operates one of the worldâs largest academic high-performance computing clusters. ISI has three research campuses:Â one in Marina Del Rey, CA; one in Arlington, VA; and one in Waltham, MA.
*This position is located in Marina del Rey, CA.*
Information Sciences Institute (ISI) seeks a Semiconductor Process Engineer for its Metal Oxide Semiconductor Implementation Service (MOSIS) group.
Support fabrication projects to achieve compliance to semiconductor process requirements with state-of-the-art foundry technologies, across CMOS FinFET, CMOS Bulk, CMOS FD-SOI, embedded MRAM, embedded Flash, BCD HV, and other specialty technologies such as Silicon Photonics. Support customers to achieve optimized tapeout GDS/OASIS files in compliance of foundry plan-on-record DRC, DFM (Design For Manufacturability), IP design guidelines, and MPW (Multi-Project Wafer) reticle technology requirements.Â
Support tasks of dicing, packaging, assembly, and test to ensure the quality of supply chain performance. Perform tasks and management throughout the process of wafer passivation, wafer bumping, wafer thinning, dicing, packaging, assembly, and test. Support projects utilizing advanced packaging technologies such as wafer level packaging and 3D-IC.Â Â
Manage university programs that facilitate silicon fabrication projects from universities and research institutes. Prepare tapeout GDS/OASIS files and manage projects with respect to foundry fabrication schedules, fab wafer-in-progress, OSAT/Packaging vendors, and wafer/die deliveries. Support communication and technical reports to managers of government sponsored programs.Â Â
Perform test chip designs targeting Process Control Monitor (PCM), DFM, and Yield Monitor. Perform analog design on test chip generation with EDA tools and through Unix Shell, C, and/or Python programs.Â
Participate in developing innovative capabilities to enhance the quality of work. Identify the need and specifications of custom design methodologies (such as restrictive design rules on device and custom layouts, etc.) to support customers and MOSIS to reduce cycle times of tapeout sign-off.
Attend and participate in foundry training sessions, semiconductor process and device conferences, EDA training sessions, and seminars as requested or needed. Keep current and maintain high expertise with the latest foundry plan-on-record process technology requirements and collaterals, and the industry advancement as well. Represent the university and/or unit, as assigned or appropriate.Â Â
Â Required education: Master's (Ph.D. preferred).
Applicants selected for this position will require access to ITAR materials. According to U.S. government restrictions, ONLY U.S. citizens OR lawful permanent residents (green card) are eligible for ITAR access.
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 5 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Thorough knowledge of device physics and VLSI electrical engineering principles at the device and circuit level; Working knowledge of electronic semiconductor test equipment, CAD tools, and other engineering software tools.
Internal Number: REQ20086196
USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering has been one of the economic engines in Southern California and a vital hub in the California economy. The technical innovations and ideas generated by the Viterbi faculty and research community have resulted in countless innovations, many becoming the foundations for new companies, products and services. The thousands of students graduating each year bring new ideas and vitality to companies in California and beyond. With an annual research budget exceeding $205M each year, more than 46 research centers and institutes, more than 180 faculty members, 7,800 students and over 60,000 impassioned alumni world-wide, the Viterbi School is addressing some of the world’s great challenges.