Foundry Manager, Shipping Verification Engineer
May 12, 2017 Kilopass,   USA



Foundry Manager

Kilopass is seeking a highly motivated candidate for a position as Foundry Manager. In this very visible position, you will play a key role in implementing Kilopass IP across multiple technologies with top semiconductor foundry partners. This position provides a great opportunity to join a highly skilled team to build next generation products leading to our future growth.

What youll do.

Key interface between Kilopass and major foundry partners.

Understand foundry process flows and design rule manuals.

Provide expert advice to design and layout teams in using best design and layout practices.

Understand and manage frequent foundry PDK releases. Perform impact analysis of each release and recommend required actions for affected products.

Work with designers and customers during initial stage of product definition: understand customer requirements; decide best foundry flow; evaluate technology compatibility.

Work with design and layout engineers during product tape-out: document DRC waivers, supply all foundry required documents, perform Jobdeck view and release masks.

Work with foundry partners to plan and collect reliability data. Plan and oversee qualification process like HTOL, HTS, etc.

Review foundry electrical and reliability data to ensure successful implementation of Kilopass IP. Work with foundry for additional data collection if needed.

Work with design, test and product engineers for failure analysis. Coordinate activities between foundry, test and outside FA facility.

Frequent communications with foundry partners to maintain good working relationship.


MS (or Ph.D.) in EE or related field with at least 7 years of industrial experience.

Proven track record of successful NPI in fabless or IDM companies.

Project management skill managing multiple projects simultaneously.

Good device physics knowledge of advanced CMOS and its reliability. Experience in memory devices is a plus.

In-depth knowledge of state-of-art process flows such as HKMG and FinFET.

Team player. Ability to lead, influence and cooperate with other team members to accomplish common goals.

Excellent people skills. Able to maintain smooth working relation with a wide range of customers and partners, both internal and external.

Prior fabless yield and process development experience is a plus.

Strategic thinking, forward looking and ability to manage and understand tactical issues.

Excellent written and oral communication, presentation and team skills.

Familiar with EDA flow such as DRC, LVS, EDR, PERC, PDK install, p-cell, Virtuoso, Spice model.


Shipping Verification Engineer

As a Shipment Verification Engineer at Kilopass Technology, you will work independently and with a highly-motivated team of people to verify non-volatile OTP memory products.

Looking for a self-motivated and disciplined team player to:

Understand the design specifications and requirements of the IP

Verify post-layout simulations received from off-shore teams to ensure that the design meets the specification

Collaborate with designers to analyze and debug design simulations at the IP level or at the testchip level

Perform verification using the following tools HSIM, Verilog, Cadence Virtuoso and Calibre

Learn and use the Kilopass shipment tool

Other duties for shipment and QA as necessary


Min B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science/Engineering, or a related discipline.

1-2 years professional working experience (preferred)


Familiarity with Linux platform, perl/python, or C programming

Prior experience in ASIC hardware or verification

 Please send resume to:

Joyce Phillips | Director, Human Resources

KILOPASS TECHNOLOGY, INC. | 2895 Zanker Road San Jose, CA 95134

Office408-709-2851 |