SOC Performance Analysis Intern

Engineering - Hardware San Jose, California


Position at Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.

SOC Performance Analysis Intern

Summer 2020 internship applications are open November 2019 through January 2020.  Samsung Semiconductor summer internships start in May/June 2020.

Join us for a unique 12-14 week paid internship that offers personal and professional development. You’ll work with the teams that create new computing system architectures needed to support emerging machine learning applications, internet of things (IoT) and edge computing that benefit millions of users.  This program will give you the opportunity work on complex solutions to that address some of the world’s most complex technological challenges.


In this role, you will be responsible for the performance analysis of Samsung’s SSD Controller SoCs. The primary focus will be on performance exploration of internal interconnection networks in the SOC design, and workflow enhancement with automation for rapid statistics gathering.  We are looking for a SoC performance analysis intern with a passion to develop and document new and innovative ideas and to demonstrate their value and impact.


  • On-chip bus performance analysis.Design of automated performance statistic gathering.
  • Performance database framework development.


  • MS, PhD candidate in EE/CS/CE
  • Experience with RTL - System Verilog or Verilog.
  • Scripting and automation of workflows, in C/C++ and/or Python.
  • Waveform analysis.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, excellent organization skills, and highly self-motivated.


  • HW Design experience with AXI, AHB, NIC, PCIe, NAND and DDR models.
  • Verification experience on UVM environment, with VIP.




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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