ASIC Design Architect

    • San Jose, CA

Synaptics is the pioneer and leader of the human interface revolution, bringing innovative and intuitive user experiences to intelligent devices. Synaptics' broad portfolio of touch, display, biometrics, voice, audio, and multimedia products is built on the company's rich R&D, extensive IP and dependable supply chain capabilities. With solutions designed for mobile, PC, smart home, and automotive industries, Synaptics combines ease of use, functionality and aesthetics to enable products that help make our digital lives more productive, secure and enjoyable. (NASDAQ: SYNA )

Job Scope:

Synaptics is seeking an ASIC design architect with a focus on video/audio and multimedia SoC development. The candidate will have the opportunity to join one of the fastest growing R&D groups developing Smart Edge SoCs for ultra high-definition consumer entertainment systems. The candidate will also be working closely with silicon, algorithm, software, verification and systems teams on a variety of advanced video encoding/decoding, video processing, machine learning, CPU, GPU, security, peripherals and DDR technologies


  • Engage with customer, marketing and IP vendors on product/application requirement and design specifications
  • Define optimal PPA (power/performance/area) SoC architecture and implementation
  • Formulate micro-architecture and design specification for audio/video processing IPs and implementation
  • Conduct system performance analysis and optimizationī€ 
  • RTL design implementation and verification

  • BSc or MSc Degree in EE/EECS/CS or equivalent
  • 8+ years industry background and relevant experience
  • Solid background and in-depth knowledge in signal/video processing algorithm
  • In-depth knowledge of SoC architecture and video IP design
  • Proficiency in Verilog/VHDL coding skill
  • Knowledge of programming language: C/C++, .NET, Perl script
  • Strong communication and technical writing skills



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