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Hardware Design Engineer (Physical Design)

Hardware Design Engineer (Physical Design)
by Admin on 06-22-2020 at 9:21 am

Website Flex Logix

Flex Logix is the leader in eFPGA with working silicon and customers in 40, 28/22, 16/12 and 14/12 nm nodes with 7/6nm about to start. And our new nnMAX Inference IP has industryleading throughput/$ and throughput/watt for neural networking with silicon coming 3/20.


  • Digital Design Engineer involved in digital and circuit design of EFLX (embedded FPGA) and nnMAX (inference accelerator) cores in 40nm, 28/22nm, 16/12nm, 14/12nm and 7/6nm.
  • Responsible for all aspects of silicon design including:
    o PnR (RTL to GDS) and timing closure for EFLX cores in different process nodes (40nm,
    28nm, 16nm, 14nm, 7nm)
    o optimization of custom digital cell library used for Look Up Tables, DSP and
    Interconnect switches for optimal performance, power and area (PPA)
    o timing closure (RTL to GDS) for EFLX/NMAX cores
    o Timing Verification for EFLX/NMAX cores
    o EM and IR analysis of EFLX/NMAX cores
    o DFT/ATPG pattern generation
    o Validation (testing) of the EFLX/NMAX cores


  • Must have experience in at least one successfully taped out a silicon design
  • BSEE/MSEE with 3 or more years of relevant industry experience
  • Must be very smart and very motivated
  • Must have hands-on experience in Back-End Physical Design (RTL to GDS) PnR using tools such as Cadence Innovus or Synopsys ICC.
  • Preferred experience OR willing to quickly learn:
    – Standard cell library development including LIB/LEF development
    – Synthesis of the EFLX/NMAX cores
    – Scripting language such as Perl, Python
    – RTL design
  • Must be passionate about being part of an aggressive, venture-backed startup team that is changing chip architecture. Must be entrepreneurial, innovative problem solver and willing to work hard.
  • MUST live in Silicon Valley and have US citizenship or permanent residency (“green card”), or holding a current H1-B visa
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To view the job application please visit flex-logix.com.