Component Design Engineer, Design Automation Engineer
Methodology development for transistor-level fast SPICE Simulators for complex System-on-chip designs. (2005-2007, 2010)
May 2004 - February 2011
I was responsible for developing the design methodology to verify the functionality. and electrical and signal compliance of custom System-on-chip designs. I worked closely with design engineers to resolve simulation issues, meet design deadlines, and automate tasks through scripts and improvement on engineering workflow, as recognition for my attentiveness to my internal customers, I was the top recipient of peer-level recognition awards within my functional group.
I also assisted the design engineers in debugging unexpected results in their simulations and in the process, I caught multiple design issues, including the $700 million dollars Cougarpoint PCH SATA recall.
Methodology Development and maintenance of transistor-level optimization for Process migration of System-on-Chip design (2007, 2009-2011)
I was part of a `skunkworks'-type team, to develop the methodology and automating the translation of circuit design between process nodes, during which I developed a common framework for multi-variable, multi-objective optimization of transistor designs. For my contributions to the team, I received a division-level award for this project from the business group.
Development and maintenance of IBIS (I/O Buffer Information Specification)/.LIB models (mathematical model) generation for signal integrity noise and timing analysis. (2007-2010)
I was responsible for developing an automated methodology to convert complex I/O drivers to an equivalent Thevenin or Norton circuit. Beyond the developing the automation I also close the mismatch between the complex transistor design and the `simple' mathematical models while working within the limitations of the specifications.
Graduate Intern trainer and Department Trainer(2007-2010)}
I was responsible to prepare new hires to improve their understanding of the Intel design flow, knowledge in circuit design and simulations, as well as soft-skills including writing reports and up-selling themselves to the managers and their internal customers. Beyond one-on-few training, I also provided department-level training on the Basics of UNIX computing and the proprietary computing environment.
Beside usual work responsibility, I was also the functional group representative to the Office environment focus team. I've successfully lobbied for an employee clubhouse, additional parking spaces, tea time, and improvements in the office pantries as well as improved the appeal of the new office building, while minimizing impact of the move to the new building on productivity and employee morale.