Principal Layout Designer

| Reading, PA, USA
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Are you looking for a unique opportunity to be a part of something great? Want to join a 20,000-member team that works on the technology that powers the world around us? Looking for an atmosphere of trust, empowerment, respect, diversity, and communication? How about an opportunity to own a piece of a multi-billion dollar (with a B!) global organization? We offer all that and more at Microchip Technology, Inc.

People come to work at Microchip because we help design the technology that runs the world. They stay because our culture supports their growth and stability. They are challenged and driven by an incredible array of products and solutions with unlimited career potential. Microchip's nationally-recognized Leadership Passage Programs support career growth where we proudly enroll over a thousand people annually. We take pride in our commitment to employee development, values-based decision making, and strong sense of community, driven by our Vision, Mission, and 11 Guiding Values; we affectionately refer to it as the Aggregate System and it's won us countless awards for diversity and workplace excellence.

Our company is built by dedicated team players who love to challenge the status quo; we did not achieve record revenue and over 30 years of quarterly profitability without a great team dedicated to empowering innovation. People like you.

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Job Description:

As a principal Layout Designer, the candidate will work closely with Microchip's Engineering Services team to complete analog layout tasks of integrated circuits for world-wide design teams. As a principal level candidate, he/she will:

  • Continue to master the art of analog layout of CMOS and FinFet integrated circuits
  • Learn various different technology nodes and tool methodologies to serve varying BU needs
  • Train new college graduates in analog layout methodologies over multiple technology nodes
  • Demonstrate expertise in the Cadence IC Layout tools and Siemens Calibre PDV tools
  • Analyze and debug results of PDV tools for LVS, DRC, LPE, ERC, & EM/IR.
  • Complete cell layouts of varying complexity while mentoring junior layout engineers
  • Utilize design collaboration tools with local and world-wide teams
  • Work on a computer workstation in the Linux OS environment


  • Bachelor's degree, or, Associate's degree with >8.5 yrs. experience, majoring in Electronic Engineering, Electronic Engineering Technology or related program
  • Firm understanding of analog layout principles in CMOS and/or Finfet technologies
  • Expertise with Cadence IC layout tools
  • Expertise with industry standard physical verification tools in Mentor, Cadence, & Synopsys
  • Firm understanding of the impact of good layout techniques on wafer yield
  • Ability and desire to train junior team members in analog layout
  • Excellent organizational skills and detail oriented
  • Effective communication skills, strong work ethic, and the desire to continually learn
  • Microsoft Office skills with focus in PowerPoint, Excel, and Word

Travel Time:

0% - 25%

Physical Attributes:

Hearing, Seeing, Talking, Works Alone, Works Around Others

Physical Requirements:

80% Sitting, 10% Walking, 10% Standing

Microchip Technology Inc is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to the EEO is the Law Poster and the EEO is the Law Poster Supplement. Please also refer to the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

More Information on Microchip Technology Inc.
Microchip Technology Inc. operates in the Hardware industry. The company is located in Gresham, OR, Portland, OR, San Jose, CA, Santa Rosa, CA, Irvine, CA, San Diego, CA, Chandler, AZ, Tempe, AZ, Tucson, AZ, Colorado Springs, CO, Addison, TX, Richardson, TX, Austin, TX, Orlando, FL, Itasca, IL, Grandville, MI, Novi, MI, Hermitage, PA, Vestal, NY, Norristown, PA, Philadelphia, PA, Hauppauge, NY and Lawrence, MA. Microchip Technology Inc. was founded in 1989. It has 13393 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all 34 open jobs at Microchip Technology Inc., click here.
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