Circuit Designer for Machine Learning

Leuven - Engineers
More than two weeks ago

Explore the impact of imec’s technology solutions on tomorrow’s Machine Learning and AI circuits.

Circuit Designer for Machine Learning

What you will do

  • You will explore the power, performance and area (PPA) of dedicate Machine Learning architectures to benchmark them in imec’s Machine Learning technology offering.
  • Teaming up with various experts inside imec, you will explore circuit design trade-offs for new technologies to enable compute-in-memory for machine learning, starting from new and existing synapse or neuron devices up to full array and periphery design.
  • You will be responsible for:
    • Full custom design, layout and verification of CMOS memory arrays and periphery
    • Exploring novel ADC, DAC and sense circuit and chip architectures to enable technology development
    • Interfacing with imec’s process and algorithm experts to understand requirements and constraints for computational memory arrays for machine learning
    • Maintaining awareness of the algorithmic context driving the ASIC specifications
    • Generating and securing IP
    • Keeping up-to-date on recent developments in the field. You do this by studying literature and interacting with your colleagues.
  • You will maintain and build links with imec’s commercial and academic partners and follow up joint research projects with them.
  • You will help drive imec’s technology and architecture roadmap to build the semiconductor technology for AI of the near and far away future.

What we do for you

  • A full-time position in Leuven, Belgium.
  • An exciting position in a rapidly growing, multi-disciplinary team.
  • The chance to define help drive imec’s technology and architecture roadmap to build the AI technology of the near and far away future. 

Who you are

  • You have a PhD or several years of experience in full-custom integrated circuit design.
  • You have experience with the design of structured arrays, e.g. memories, imagers or large DACs.
  • We value experience with:
    • Designing with incomplete device information and PDKs and communicating with device engineers.
    • VLSI front end and/or back end design flow.
    • Cadence PCELL development.
  • You work in a structured, transparent and accurate way.
  • You are a constructive team player and actively share experience and knowledge with colleagues.
  • Your networking skills, creativity, persistence and passion for what you do are highly valued.
  • We are looking for your excellent communication skills in English, as you will work in a multicultural team and closely with our partners. 

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