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Title:  Applications Engineer - Principal

Company:  Renesas Electronics America Inc.
Country:  US
State:  CA
City:  Milpitas
Department:  0
Business Unit:  Broad-based Solution Business Unit
Office:  REA (Milpitas CA)
Job Function:  Application Engineering
Job Type:  Permanent

Renesas Electronics Americas (REA) is a dynamic, multi-cultural tech company where employees can learn, mentor and thrive. REA brings together the strong financial foundation of a multi-billion dollar global operation and the flexibility and velocity of a smaller organization. We are developing technologies for the latest advances in mobile computing, secured connected devices, autonomous driving, smart homes and factories and more. Our solutions are at the heart of products developed by the major innovators around the world. Join us and be part of what’s next in electronics.



  • Principal Staff Applications engineer responsible for integrated power switching regulator products for Renesas' industrial power department.
  • Interface with design, test, product and packaging engineers to successfully bring new products from initial concept through release to production.
  • Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: new product definition, bench validation of new products, validation and calibration of product SPICE-like models, development and validation of customer evaluation boards, generation of technical documentation, and customer interface and support.
  • Customer interactions including design support and troubleshooting. Analysis and laboratory emulation of customer applications is often required.


  • BSEE or higher.
  • 15+ years industry experience in power management especially in the DC-DC converter, and knowledge of both isolated and non-isolated switching power supplies is necessary.
  • Circuit design and analysis experience on SPICE-like tools is necessary.
  • Competency in the laboratory, from hardware construction to measurements, is a must.
  • Knowledge of thermal analysis and magnetic component design a plus .
  • Significant experience directing or performing layout of high frequency DC-DC switching converters.
  • Background with IC fabrication and design is a plus.
  • Clear and concise communication skills, verbal and written in English, are essential to this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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