Acoustics Engineer Winter/Spring Co-op

Date: Nov 11, 2022

Location: Irvine, CA, US

Company: Skyworks


If you are looking for a challenging and exciting career in the world of technology, then look no further. Skyworks is an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors whose solutions are powering the wireless networking revolution. At Skyworks, you will find a fast-paced environment with a strong focus on global collaboration, minimal layers of management and the freedom to make meaningful contributions in a setting that encourages creativity and out-of-the-box thinking.  Our work culture values diversity, social responsibility, open communication, mutual trust and respect.  We are excited about the opportunity to work with you and glad you want to be part of a team of talented individuals who together can change the way the world communicates.

Requisition ID: 69705 

Job Description


We are seeking a winter/spring Co-op to work with device development group of Skyworks Solutions. Our group is the R&D group focusing on developing the new acoustic technology, including but not limited to device modeling and characterization, new fabrication process evaluation, problem resolution in product development, manufacture yield improvement, etc. The student intern will be working closely with team members, and may work with engineers across multiple functional teams as needed.  


This position will be as a SAW/BAW technology development intern in the technology and manufacturing group (TMG), located at Skyworks’ Irvine CA location. TMG focuses on simulation and design efforts to support Skyworks acoustic filter development. The acoustic filters are enabling components for Skyworks’ high-volume front-end radio modules for cellular handset applications.  


The intern’s responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:  

  • FEM simulation of 2D and 3D SAW/BAW devices.  
  • Refine and improve performance and reliability of acoustic resonators.  
  • Support PDK, model and ADS based simulation.  
  • Develop and validate the latest modeling methodology  
  • Execute various measurement for acoustic devices  
  • Performance data gathering and statistical analysis  
  • Run circuit and electromagnetic simulation  


The software tools used (may) include:  

  • COMSOL  
  • Matlab  
  • Keysight ADS  
  • ANSYS HFSS and Q3D   
  • Various custom filter design and modeling tools  

Key Qualifications:  

  • Currently enrolled in PHD or MS program for Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Semiconductor Engineering, Material Science, Physics, other relevant engineering physical science.  
  • Ability to work from January 2023 to June 2023.  
  • Basic knowledge in circuit simulation ADS.  
  • Basic understanding of RF design.  
  • Basic skill in data processing and analysis (by Python, Matlab, etc) .  
  • Should have career interest in RF Engineering, filters, or microwave acoustics.  
  • Should have lab experience, including working with network analyzers and other RF test equipment.  
  • It will a plus if you have experience in any of the following areas: acoustic device physics, thermal analysis, ADS ETH, EM simulation, web application development (the front end).  
  • Self-motivated and a good team player 
  • Must have experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook. 



Skyworks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Irvine California
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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