Graphics Technology PPA Physical Design Engineer
Austin, Texas, United States
Do you love creating elegant solutions to highly complex challenges? Do you intrinsically see the importance in every detail? As part of our Silicon Technologies group, you’ll help design and manufacture our next-generation, high-performance, power-efficient processor, system-on-chip (SoC). You’ll ensure Apple products and services can seamlessly handle the tasks that make them beloved by millions. Joining this group means you’ll be crafting and building the technology that fuels Apple’s devices. Together, we enable our customers to do all the things they love with their devices. Description: In this role, you will be involved with enablement and bring-up of latest technology nodes and projecting Performance, Power and Area for the next generation graphics chips.
- Work closely with the Front-End and Physical Design teams to drive methodology changes to improve performance, power and area for the next generation GPU designs.
- Work with the Apple custom design teams to analyze the standard cell and memory hard-IP offerings and recommend usage to the graphics FE/PD teams. Drive design of custom cells tailored specifically for GPU design requirements.
- Work with the technology teams to analyze impact of latest technology nodes on performance, power and area of GPU designs and recommend design/methodology changes to absorb the updates.
- Work with the power teams to analyze GPU power and make recommendations for power reduction across architecture and gate-level design.
The ideal candidate should have 5-10 years of design implementation experience. - Knowledge of logic design principles, physical design aspects as well as power, timing and DFT concepts. - Experience with industry standard synthesis, physical design and STA tools. - Scripting proficiency with TCL, Perl. - Knowledge of circuit layout and experience with spice tools is highly desirable. - Analytical & data mining skills to draw conclusions from large amounts of data. - Fast learner and highly motivated to solve technical challenges using innovation. - Strong verbal/interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively with various functional teams and drive task to completion.
Education & Experience
MSEE or equivalent is required.