Job Code | #109

Foundry and Reliability Engineer


Aliso Viejo, CA, USA

Job Overview:

Do you enjoy working in a creative fast-growing entrepreneurial environment? With indie you´ll never walk alone! We place high value on our teams and pursue excellence for our employees and customers!

indie Semiconductor is a fabless semiconductor company specializing in the design of innovative mixed-signal System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions for automotive applications.

Foundry Support

  • Provide support to Designers in interpreting information contained in Process Design Kits (PDK).

  • Act as a liaison between Indie personnel and wafer fab suppliers in foundry-related inquiries.

  • Monitor WAT data from the fab periodically for non-compliances and anomalies.

  • Review Process Change Notifications (PCN) originating from wafer fab suppliers.

  • Review instances of manufacturing excursions and disruptions.

  • Create corner lot plans by researching device types in use and feasibility from wafer fab.

  • Provide technical advice in creating a PFMEA regarding foundry manufacturing operation, and work with the foundry to gather any necessary information.

  • Provide technical advice to product and quality engineering team in dispositioning affected materials, root causing the problems, in formulating corrective actions for the wafer fab suppliers regarding WAT anomalies, fab excursions, and fab disruptions.

  • Keep PDK related documentations in the company intranet up to date.

Job Responsibilities:

Reliability Support

  • Estimate lifetime of a product based on its mission profile, the foundry’s lifetime study, and other pertinent information.

  • Estimate parametric drift of specific devices upon request by Designers.

  • Create and maintain aging-related design guidelines, and lifetime and parametric drift calculators.

  • Evaluate and recommend HTOL stress condition based on silicon aging models.

  • Evaluate and recommend OVST stress conditions based on silicon aging models.

  • Evaluate and recommend Temperature Cycle and HAST conditions based on package aging models.

  • Evaluate and recommend ESD and Latch-up test conditions.

  • Evaluate HAST and HTOL board design and stress plan for proper application of stress.

  • Provide technical advice in resolving reliability-related device failures from the field or product qualification.

Job Requirements:

With us, you must love being part of an organization where everyone makes a difference and contributes to the company's success. Creativity, Ownership and Excellence are what we value.

These are the skills and know how an ideal candidate would bring. We understand that nobody is perfect! After all, your new job should challenge you and you should have the possibilities to grow.

  • 3+ years of experience in fabless semiconductor foundry or reliability engineering,

  • Or 3+ years of wafer fab integration or yield engineering,

  • Or 5+ years of product engineering NPI experience

  • BS/MS in Electrical Engineering or Physics.

  • Fluent in Excel, ANOVA, confidence intervals, and curve-fitting.

  • Basic knowledge of semiconductor reliability mechanisms and models

  • Ability to interpret Weibull survival and log-normal drift plots

  • Basic knowledge of semiconductor device operations

  • Basic knowledge of silicon processing integration, equipment, and in-line monitoring parameters.

  • Experience interfacing and negotiating with suppliers

  • Fact-based, decision making skills with focus on root cause analysis.


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Telephone: 949-608-0854