ESD Design Engineer

3+ months agoCupertino, CA


Posted: Oct 23, 2020

Role Number: 200201360

In this highly visible role, you will take ownership of the ESD and Latch-Up requirements of all ICs developed by and for Apple. Your job is to assure that the silicon is designed to meet Apple's ESD specifications and manufacturing requirements. The role involves working closely with different multi-functional teams within Apple as well as external vendors. Occasional travel might be required. At Apple, we work every single day to craft products that enrich people's lives. Do you love working on challenges that no one has solved yet? Do you like changing the game? We have an opportunity for a forward-thinking and especially talented ESD Designer! We want to add a member to our multifaceted group, who will have the rare and rewarding opportunity to craft upcoming products that will delight and inspire millions of Apple's customers every day.

Key Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will possess the following:
  • 7 years of proven experience
  • Strong understanding of transistor device characteristics
  • Deep understanding of models used for testing ESD, including HBM, CDM, MM and IEC-61000-4-2
  • Knowledge of state-of-the-art ESD circuit design techniques and topologies
  • Hands-on experience with design/layout EDA tools, including Virtuoso, Calibre, Allegro, etc.
  • Knowledge of ESD checking tools like PERC and Pathfinder
  • Experience with Si processes used for high voltage, RF, and advanced ASICs
  • Experience with ESD/LUP test and characterization equipment
  • Strong initiative and ownership of responsibilities, productive, able to meet bold deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


As a team, our duties are to: We define the ESD methodology for all ICs developed by Apple and to specify the chip and IP level ESD requirements Design ESD protection devices and circuits to meet design requirements Develop test structures to characterize Si for ESD/LUP properties We also develop design rules based on Si characterization data Collaborate with foundry on ESD library and ESD/LUP rule development activities Maintain an ESD device library to support internal and external design teams Generate and review ESD/LUP testing plans for Apple and vendor ICs Lead the sign-off reviews with internal design teams, external vendors and foundries. Drive ESD/LUP related debug activities

Education & Experience

BSEE / MSEE is required Apple is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We also take affirmative action to offer employment and advancement opportunities to all applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Apple will not discriminate or retaliate against applicants who inquire about, disclose, or discuss their compensation or that of other applicants.

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