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Title:  Senior Process Engineer

Requisition ID:  52424

Chandler, US

Job Function:  Process Engineering


Renesas is one of the top global semiconductor companies in the world. We strive to develop a safer, healthier, greener, and smarter world, and our goal is to make every endpoint intelligent by offering product solutions in the automotive, industrial, infrastructure and IoT markets. Our robust product portfolio includes world-leading MCUs, SoCs, analog and power products, plus Winning Combination solutions that curate these complementary products. We are a key supplier to the world’s leading manufacturers of the electronics you rely on every day; you may not see our products, but they are all around you.


Renesas employs roughly 21,000 people in more than 30 countries worldwide. As a global team, our employees actively embody the Renesas Culture, our guiding principles based on five key elements: Transparent, Agile, Global, Innovative, and Entrepreneurial. Renesas believes in, and has a commitment to, diversity and inclusion, with initiatives and a leadership team dedicated to its resources and values. At Renesas, we want to build a sustainable future where technology helps make our lives easier. Join us and build your future by being part of what’s next in electronics and the world.


Job Purpose

  • Responsible for defining, selecting and documenting Renesas foundry process technology nodes by working closely with foundry partners. 
  • Defining and maintaining Renesas process technology roadmap working with Senior management.
  • Act as a device/process expert in the company for developing technology strategies based on market intelligence and innovative process enhancement recommendations.
  • Evaluate and benchmark foundry process technologies suitable for Renesas product roadmap. Continuously monitor the competitiveness and cost efficiency of the process technology selections and look for options to optimize technologies for Advanced Mixed Signal and other products.
  • Deliver appropriate technical support to product design and layout Engineers in order to ensure successful and reliable manufacturing of Renesas products.
  • Ensuring successful qualification of process technologies used in Renesas products


Principal Accountabilities

  • To maintain a sound knowledge and understanding of IC technologies in the marketplace (especially High Voltage, Analog, Mixed Signal BCD processes) and transferring that knowledge to others (technical expert)
  • Day to day interactions with Foundries, manage foundry technology deliverables to enable product design, manage meetings and technical discussions on process technology topics with Foundry partners to meet Renesas product and roadmap requirements
  • Evaluate and benchmark new process technologies and introduce them to support internal product roadmap, when necessary. Initiate, evaluate and execute strategic process technology activities with foundry partners
  • Develop Process Documentation for CAD to develop Process Design Kits and interface with external CAD teams as appropriate
  • Support and guide product design teams on process technology options, power device layout/usage best practices as well as general design support activities
  • Work with product design and layout engineers on DRC reviews, layout checks and other process verifications for successful tape out of products.
  • Define, develop, layout test structures and design of experiments to evaluate and verify devices, processes, models and reliability
  • Work closely with quality and product engineers to address and resolve process related yield, quality and manufacturing issues
  • Acting as a coach and mentor within the technical environment, seen as a technical role model.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • 5+ yrs. experience in Semiconductor industry as a process/device engineer and/or a foundry interface engineer. Experience in dealing with foundries on various process technologies is a must.
  • Expertise in semiconductor devices including process development, device characterization, Simulation and wafer level reliability
  • Expertise and experience in basic device physics, wafer level reliability, device-circuit interaction, High voltage power MOSFETs, and BJT’s and other passive devices.
  • Experience and general understanding of BCD process technology and LDMOS device physics is a must for this position.
  • Experience in supporting Analog mixed signal design and product teams on process technology, reliability, spice modelling, layout/DRC related topics
  • Able to handle projects and strategic activities independently and execute them successfully
  • Good written and verbal communication skills along with well-developed interpersonal and influencing skills.
  • Desirable
  • Understanding of common Analog/Mixed Signal power management circuit blocks (current mirrors, LDOs, bucks, boosts etc.) is a plus.



Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. Desirable - Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering or Physics


Renesas Electronics America is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to celebrating diversity and fostering a work environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military status, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.