Device Characterization Co-op

Date: Jan 15, 2022

Location: Woburn, MA, 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: 66151 



The Diversified Analog Solutions team located in Andover, MA  is the design center for semiconductor solutions that enable wireless networking across a broad range of end markets and applications. We have a challenging opportunity for an University Student available for a 6 month work term (June 2022 to November 2022). The successful university student (candidate) will report to a senior engineering mentor assigned to her or him as a device characterization co-op, who will be working with a team of IC design engineers, semiconductor technologist and modeling engineers. You will leverage or develop various RF, thermal and reliability characterization techniques and analyze critical devices and structures used in Skyworks RFSOI products. You will present the new characterization methodologies and results to the Technology Development teams as well as provide design and layout recommendations to the RFIC designers on such structures. You will be exposed to a variety of concepts used by IC designers and device characterization engineers.

Job Responsibilities

  • Small signal characterization of RF devices using a probe station and a VNA

  • Generation of 3D EM models and associated simulations

  • Development of a modeling and simulation methodology for such structures in Cadence or ADS

  • Thermal and large signal RF characterization of RF devices using various packaging technologies including flip-chip and wirebonds

  • Development and execution of ruggedness and reliability experiments

  • Failure mode analysis, including working with the failure analysis lab engineers

  • Data analysis from various design of experiments

  • Creation of design methodologies and guidelines for the Skyworks IC design community

  • Optimization of device layouts and generation of future experiments using Cadence Virtuoso

Job Requirements

  • Must be currently pursuing a BSEE MSEE or PhD in electrical engineering, semiconductor physics, or related fields.

  • Able to commit to the 6 month Co-op program which runs June to November 2022.

  • You must be returning to school after this Co-Op assignment (we will not consider students who are graduating before June 2022).

  • Motivated and inquisitive. The position will require innovative and critical thinking.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint


Preferred Skills

  • Experience with lab equipment such as power supply, oscilloscopes and VNA

  • Experience with RF equipment such as signal generator, amplifiers and power sensors would be beneficial

  • Understanding of S-parameters

  • Familiar with EDA tools such as Cadence or ADS: schematic capture and DC/RF simulations

  • Familiarity with EM tools is desirable 

  • Experience with IC layout using Cadence Virtuoso, including LVS, DRC and PEX is preferred 



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: Woburn
Nearest Secondary Market: Boston

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