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Title:  Process Engineer - Principal

Company:  Renesas Electronics America Inc.
Country:  US
State:  CA
City:  Milpitas
Business Unit:  Production and Technology Unit
Office:  REA (Palm Bay)
Job Function:  Production and Technology
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.


This position is in our Technology Development Group.  This position will require the candidate to be based in our Milpitas, California or Palm Bay, Florida location.  The candidate will work on development of advance Power Devices in state of the art BCDMOS process and discrete processes.  It will require the candidate to have knowledge of following skills. 


  • Device Engineering : Experienced in design of semiconductor devices.  It is preferred to have knowledge of power semiconductor devices such as LDMOS, BJT and Power diodes with blocking voltage ranging from 5 – 150V.
  • Process Engineering : Should have experience working closely with BCDMOS technology.  It is preferred to have experience working with external foundries including tasks like technology transfer.  Candidate should also know about process variation and tasks impacting yield.
  • Simulations : Should be well versed with device and process simulation using tools like Sentaurus.  Experience with 3D device simulation is a big plus.  Knowledge of advanced topics such as transient and thermal simulations is preferred.
  • Layout : Should be experienced with device layout using tools such as Virtuoso.  Knowledge of Pcell creation using Skill code is preferred. 



Besides the above skills the preferred candidate will also be adept in design of experiments and data analysis.  The candidate will also be required to help through characterization cycle and should be able to operate equipment such as SMU, Oscilloscope, Curve-tracer etc.  The candidate will need to have good communication skill and be expected to present their work in clear and concise manner.  This position prefers the candidate to have experience managing the work of other people either as a mentor or as a supervisor.



  • Device design using process and device simulator
  • Layout design using cadence virtuoso software
  • Device characterization using automated and manual testers
  • Analyze data and provide feedback
  • Work with external foundries



  • MS or PhD in Electrical Engineering or Solid State Physics. 
    • More than 10 years industry experience required if candidate only has MS degree.
    • More than 5 years of industry experience if candidate has a PhD.


Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran

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

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