FAST Academy is a paid semiconductor engineering internship/training program in the most advanced silicon technologies today, plus the opportunity to start a career at eSilicon at the end of the period. FAST Academy takes place in Pavia, Italy.
Talented, passionate, self-motivated high school and university students and graduates who want to start a technical career in FinFET* semiconductors.
We create products that will shape tomorrow’s cloud, AI & 5G infrastructure markets by designing application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs**) for our customers.
eSilicon Italy has a strong relationship with many universities in Italy. Here is a sample of our ongoing activities:
Analog Layout Engineer
As a junior analog layout design engineer you will work with our team of analog designers and layout designers to develop state-of-the art high-speed SerDes IP for use in our ASICs. Key accountabilities include designing and developing layouts for complex analog blocks such as high-frequency oscillators (VCO), phase-locked loops (PLLs), analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters (ADCs, DACs) and operational amplifiers (OpAmps). In your role you will be using the most advanced FinFET technology.
|Introduction||General overview of FinFET ASIC design – all focus areas will be described:
Analog Design Engineering Internship
Design and mixed-mode circuit simulation activity on building blocks for high-speed serial interface for data center applications. The candidate will work closely with the system architects and analog and digital designers to simulate and verify the functionality and the performance of top-level blocks of a high-speed serial interface (SerDes).
The candidate will be exposed to state-of-the-art high-speed serial interface design and will help to validate the circuit functionality and benchmark it against the model to help verifying that the schematic design meets the electrical specifications defined by the system architects. The circuits that the candidate will deal with include: continuous time linear equalizers, multi-GHz VCO, fractional PLL, ADC, DAC, band gap, voltage/current reference and temperature sensors.
Application Engineering Internship
Measurement and validation activities done in the lab on silicon devices for high-speed serial interface for data center applications. The candidate will work closely with the system architects, analog and digital designers and firmware and hardware engineers to test the functionality and the performance of top-level blocks of a high-speed serial interface (SerDes).
The candidate will be exposed to state-of-the-art high-speed serial interface design and will help to test the circuit functionality and performance as well as automate compliance tests specific to the standard. The candidate will use specific instrumentation and will design software to build virtual instruments that control the device under test.
This program is open to students and graduates in Italy.
* FinFET: State-of-the-art semiconductor 3D transistor technology
** ASICs: Application-specific integrated circuits — custom semiconductor chip for one customer