Principal Device Integration Engineer

Engineering - Hardware San Jose, California


Position at Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.

JOB TITLE            Principal Device Integration Engineer


Requisition ID    DSA33063


We are looking for experienced techologists who will independently research and explore future logic technology paths, capabilities, and applications. Exploration areas include transistors, interconnects, embedded memories, new innovations in process, materials, and integration schemes, as well as design/system-technology optimization (DTCO).

The candidate will be a key technical member of the Logic Pathfinding group, part of the Samsung Semiconductor Inc (SSI) Device Lab in San Jose.  He or she will join a team of experts in researching and evaluating advanced technology options, and assisting in knowledge / technology transfer to the Samsung Logic Technology Development (TD) in Korea. The successful candidate will be responsible for researching and evaluating new device architectures, materials, and integration schemes to meet the need of sub-5nm technology nodes.  The candidate should have strong understanding of state-of-the-art device integration implementations, key challenges, and device scaling limitations.  The candidate should have excellent communication skills, and be able to collaborate with and guide multiple organizations, including research consortia, to develop internal benchmarking needed in developing a technology roadmap.


  • Analysis of new device architectures, materials, and integrations schemes
  • Develop internal benchmarking capability based on available data, modeling, or learning from multiple sources, and create assessments to share with internal R&D team
  • Develop realistic PPAC (power, performance, area, and cost) analysis for new technology options



  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering or related fields and 15+ years of industry experience
  • Develop and assess new CMOS device structures, new device materials / integration, and new logic architectures (e.g. “Beyond Moore” devices and memory)
  • Develop speculative integration schemes and process assumptions based on promising device and interconnect options
  • Understanding of FEOL and BEOL process flows



  • Experience in designing logic test structures and using process emulators (e.g. Coventor)
  • Experience in developing / assessing 3D IC integration schemes
  • Experience in device reliability assessment
  • Experience in guiding research consortia funded by the semiconductor industry and / or academic research in the field of device exploration



Samsung Semiconductor Inc (SSI), an equal opportunity employer, is a world leader in Memory, System LSI, and LCD technologies. Headquartered in San Jose, California, SSI is a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.- the second largest semiconductor manufacturer in the world and the industry's volume and technology leader in DRAM, NAND Flash, SSDs, mobile DRAM and graphics memory. It is one of the largest providers of system logic, imaging and LED lighting solutions, as well as providing advanced process design and manufacturing for fabless companies. Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. also has a research and innovation center with numerous labs providing product design and research in: logic, memory, image sensors, displays and mobile technologies. In addition, the company supports Samsung Display Company, the largest producer of LCD and OLED displays.



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