ASIC Product Engineer

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Support the existing ASIC products in production and their related technical changes.


Imec is one of the largest independent research centers in the domain of nanotechnology and –electronics with offices in Belgium, the Netherlands, Taiwan, US, China, Japan and India. At the Leuven headquarters, over 5000 people with more than 90 different nationalities collaborate to perform research that mainly focuses on the development of chips and systems for the future. These are mostly researchers, but our staff also consists of engineers, operators and people in logistic supporting roles. 

In collaboration with our world-wide industrial partners and leading research institutes imec builds on the applications that are years ahead of the industry in the domains of better healthcare, smart electronics, renewable energy and safer transport. imec forms a bridge between the fundamental research at universities and the technology development in the industry.  

imec has a unique expertise in chip processing and system design, a strong IP portfolio, an ultramodern infrastructure and an extensive network of partners. This makes us a key player in the development and improvement of high-tech solutions for the future. Thanks to the mix of state-of–the-art research and cutting-edge technology imec is a top-class employer. 

For more than 25 years, imec has been offering a prototype and production service to worldwide companies. Imec helps the customers to design their integrated circuits (chips) and bring them from the prototype to the production phase. imec provides specialized technical advice and services on design level, assembly and test. Our list of customers includes more than 900 universities and companies worldwide. For the further extension of these imec services, we are looking for a highly motivated engineer. 

imec.IC-link, as part of imec, has an extensive industrial experience, contacts with leading industrial foundries, and long-standing relationships with all the main EDA tool vendors and IP providers. This unit supports worldwide customers in the layout, prototype, fabrication and test of advanced electronic products. 

What you will do

As ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) Product Engineer within imec.IC-link, you will be part of a team composed by test engineers, production engineers, assembly & packaging engineers, supply chain and project managers. 

You will be responsible for the support of existing ASIC products in production and their related technical changes. 

You will work together with the other imec teams and the external subco’s to take a technical challenge from problem identification to final solution. 

Assignments are broad in nature, usually requiring initiative, originality and excellent problem-solving skills. 

The various tasks include but are not limited to: 

  • Make the product sustainable by working on yield and test issues.
  • Develop and validate changes related to the process, supplier, acceptance criteria. 
  • Improve overall product quality and drive to zero customer returns.
  • Drive failure analysis investigations and troubleshoot issues. 

What we do for you

We offer you the opportunity to join one of the world’s premier research centers in nanotechnology at its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. With your talent, passion and expertise, you’ll become part of a team that makes the impossible possible. Together, we shape the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and proud of our open, multicultural, and informal working environment with ample possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. We commit to supporting and guiding you in this process; not only with words but also with tangible actions. Through, 'our corporate university', we actively invest in your development to further your technical and personal growth. 

We are aware that your valuable contribution makes imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of a market appropriate salary with many fringe benefits. 

Who you are

  • Master’s degree in Electronics, preferably with 8+ years of relevant experience in product & test engineering. 
  • Good knowledge of digital and analog electronics and a very good knowledge of statistical analysis, 6 sigma methodology. 
  • Experience with programming languages, by preference Python, C++. 
  • Knowledge of the MIL STD for automotive, space, medical and industrial ASIC qualification flows is a MUST. 
  • Ability to learn the details of complex ASIC test specs. 
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work well under pressure. 
  • Good communication skills (English is the working language). 
  • Problem solving skills, risk-based decision-making skills. 
  • Flexibility to travel (1 week/month). 

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ASIC Product Engineer
Kapeldreef 75 Leuven, Belgium
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