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Title:  Staff Applications Engineer

Company:  Renesas Electronics America Inc.
Country/Region:  US
State:  CA
City:  Milpitas
Business Unit:  IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit
Office:  Milpitas
Job Function:  Application Engineering
Job Type:  Permanent

Renesas is a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions. The company's products form the building blocks of increasingly intelligent, mobile and power-hungry electronics, enabling advances in power management to improve efficiency and extend battery life. With a deep portfolio of intellectual property and a rich history of design and process innovation, Renesas is the trusted partner to leading companies in some of the world's largest markets, including industrial and infrastructure, mobile computing, automotive and aerospace.


The Mobile Power Team is seeking an enthusiastic Staff level Applications Engineer who will be responsible for the development and qualification of high-performance DC-DC power converter and analog products. The job entails working with cross-functional groups to continually push the envelope of technology implemented in Intersil products.




The candidate will participate in the entire product development cycle of Renesas’ high performance, low power consumption DC/DC regulators for a wide range of IoT, industrial, infrastructure and consumer power applications. Primary responsibilities will include:

  • customer support (including on-site support) to analyze, debug and resolve issues quickly.
  • new silicon validation and characterization (hands-on work in the lab)
  • developing technical documentation (e.g. datasheet, application notes, and design guidelines)
  • design evaluation kits – schematic design, board layout, software/GUI development
  • product promotion and design-in support, as well as support for sustaining products
  • contribute to the definition of innovative and differentiated products
  • failure analysis support
  • competitive analysis
  • system level testing and characterization
  • work closely with local and remote teams (FAE’s, design, test / product engineering, marketing) to perform the tasks listed above




  • The candidate should have MSEE + 6 years of industry experience in power management IC or related applications engineering.




  •  Prior experience as an applications engineer in the semiconductor industry
  • Understanding of analog, mixed signal, and power electronics and systems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Understand DC/DC buck, boost, buck-boost, charge pump, LDO converter topologies
  • Very good knowledge of control theory, closed loop compensation, stability analysis, phase margin, etc.
  • Proficient with product characterization equipment such as oscilloscope, power supplies, electronic load, spectrum analyzer, network analyzer and function generator.
  • PCB design (OrCad, Cadence) for switching regulators and high speed amplifier IC evaluation and demonstration boards: circuit design, schematic capture, layout, component selection
  • Programming and laboratory automation experience (e.g. C/C++, VB6, VB.NET, LabVIEW, Python)
  • Circuit modeling and simulation tools -SIMPLIS/SIMetrix, Cadence, Spice
  • Familiarity with multi-phase DC/DC regulator architectures is highly desirable
  • Familiarity with analog circuits and/or IC design including op-amps, DACs, ADCs, LDOs is desirable 
  • Self-motivated, passionate individual, comfortable delivering to a deadline in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to analyze, debug, and solve a wide variety of problems
  • Understands importance of customers and strives to provide timely support
  • Excellent knowledge and hands-on experience with operational amplifiers, analog/mixed signal, and power management ICs (PMIC) topologies, circuits, and applications
  • Ability to create and maintain strong customer relationships, and to attend and actively engage in high profile meetings with key customers
  • Work across time zones with a worldwide team
  • Take ownership of project tasks and responsibilities – plan and execute to meet project milestones and deadlines, and customer deliverables


Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran