Peregrine Semiconductor Has Opening for a Staff CAD Engineer

Peregrine Semiconductor

Staff CAD Engineer ***Immediate Opportunity***

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San Diego, California

Job Description

Develop, support, and maintain process design kits for our patented UltraCMOS Silicon-on-Sapphire process technology. Provide EDA tool support and develop automation for the Mobile Wireless and High Performance Analog design teams. Evaluate and deploy new EDA tools as required to support the growing demands and challenges associated with RF/Analog design. Provide day-to-day tool support to the design, technology, and modeling teams.

Roles & Responsibilities

This position has responsibility for:

  • Develop, support, and maintain open access PDK for Keysight/ADS tools.
  • Develop software for automation in a variety of languages and API’s (Skill, AEL, Python, etc.).
  • Create documentation and training materials.
  • Day-to-day support.
  • Work with vendors to resolve bugs and drive feature additions.

Knowledge, Skill and Competency Requirements

Competency is based on: education, training, skills and experience. In order to perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and competencies:

  • Software engineering fundamentals.
  • Basic understanding of device physics.
  • Cadence Virtuoso & Keysight ADS design framework proficiency.
  • Good understanding of semiconductor manufacturing fundamentals.
  • SKILL & AEL programming proficiency

The following traits are highly valued:

  • Attention to detail.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team.

Education and Experience:

  • BS in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field.
  • 7+ years of experience in an EDA role.

About Peregrine Semiconductor

Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation, a Murata company, is the founder of RF silicon on insulator (SOI) and is a leading fabless provider of high-performance, integrated RF solutions. Since 1988 Peregrine and its founding team have been perfecting UltraCMOS® technology - a patented, advanced form of SOI - to deliver the performance edge needed to solve the RF market's biggest challenges, such as linearity. With products that deliver best-in-class performance and monolithic integration, Peregrine is the trusted choice for market leaders in automotive, broadband, industrial, Internet of Things, military, mobile devices, smartphones, space, test-and-measurement equipment and wireless infrastructure. Peregrine holds more than 180 filed and pending patents and has shipped over 2 billion UltraCMOS units. For more information, visit The Company’s unique technology and potential for professional advancement make this an excellent career opportunity for innovative and goal-oriented individuals. Peregrine Semiconductor is an equal opportunity employer supporting a diverse workforce.

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Posted July 9, 2015