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Principal ESD / LU Engineer

Company: Dialog Semiconductor
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

The role

  • Responsible for defining, selecting and documenting Dialog's ESD/LU roadmap and design processes.
  • Perform QA, benchmark and Silicon correlations on ESD cells from foundries both qualitatively and quantitatively. Develop standard rules and procedures for correct implementation of ESD protection devices. Creation, presentation and publication of ESD implementations throughout the company.
  • Development of product specific ESD clamps, LNA inputs and/or high voltage pins etc.
  • Responsible for creating ESD specs and ESD reviews of new products in order to ensure first time passing of all ESD requirements.
  • To be the liaison between Dialog Suppliers, Customers and Foundry partners.
  • Maintain a sound knowledge and understanding of IC technologies and ESD protection methodologies in the marketplace and transferring that knowledge to others (technical expert).
  • Acting as the interface with Dialog Business Units, Marketing, Product and Design Groups to ensure effective ESD/LU methodology is implemented for Dialog product designs.
  • Interface with Foundries to develop and maintain ESD/LU strategy and methodology to ensure optimum ESD protection for all Dialog products
  • Monitor yield statistics and be accountable for taking appropriate remedial action on ESD/LU related issues.
  • Work with multiple groups (Design/Product/Quality/Foundry) to ensure the ESD/LU specs and methodologies are aligned and monitored.
  • Achievement of 'First Time Right' ESD structures.
  • Achievement of 'First Time Right' system on a chip ESD/LU performance.
  • Seen as the leader in their field, known and respected outside their direct functional lines.

What we are looking for


  • 8+ yrs. experience in Semiconductor industry with emphasis in the areas of ESD/LU and/or process technology development
  • Expertise in semiconductor ESD protection. Understanding of how ESD protection devices are integrated into analogue-centric design flows.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with Process/Device technology needed for analog, mixed signal and digital designs.
  • Candidate must have a proven record of designing submicron CMOS (HV) ESD cells and integrating them in system-on-chip ICs.
  • The candidate has successfully placed products that passed stringent ESD requirements into volume production, preferably multiple times.
  • Expert in various ESD test methodologies (e.g. MM, CDM, HBM and CBE) and ESD/LU strategy development.
  • Ability to create and maintain ESD IP libraries and documentations
  • Ability to prioritise work, set goals and meet deadlines for self and others
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills within and outside field of expertise.


  • Understanding of common analogue/power management circuit blocks (current mirrors, LDOs, bucks, boosts etc.).
  • Knowledge in writing Calibre PERC, Cadence PERC, or Apache a plus
  • Filed or issued patents.
  • Published scientific articles.


Essential - Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering

Desirable - Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering or Physics

Dialog in Santa Clara

Working for Dialog in our California offices, you'll be placed in the heart of the Semiconductor industry in Silicon Valley. With 250+ sunny days a year, you'll benefit from the proximity to Santa Cruz and Monterey Beach, and the many activities and national attractions that draw professionals to the 3rd largest state in the USA. As part of our team in California, you'll be joining a truly multi-cultural, global group with an entrepreneurial spirit and the ambition to continue our impressive growth together.

Why join us

Dialog Semiconductor is a world-leading provider of low-power, advanced mixed-signal ICs creating the next generation of innovative, smart connected devices. In 2019, we generated US $1.4 billion in revenue and we currently have approximately 2,300 employees worldwide.

Working at Dialog we treat each other with respect and fairness, irrespective of gender, race, ethnicity, beliefs, sexual orientation, disability, diversity of thought and experience. We see our differences as strengths and are proud to have an inclusive workforce that values diversity.

We passionately believe that working at Dialog, you will be joining the brightest, most diverse and ambitious talent in the Semiconductor Industry.

Click below and apply now.

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