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ASIC Architect (EE), Sensing Hardware

Santa Clara Valley, CA, USA | Apple

  • Industry:
    Information Technologies
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    IT / Information Technology
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Job Description:
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The Touch Technology team develops ground breaking Touch solutions and technologies that are central to Apple’s products, including the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, MacBooks, and more. The key goal of the Touch Technology team is to enable the world’s best multi-touch user-experience. New challenges arise every day that require the sharp problem- solving skills of talented and smart individuals. The team features a collaborative and hands-on environment that champions engineering excellence, creativity, and innovation.

Key Qualifications

Hands-on experience in design, development and launch of high volume IC designs in consumer products; direct experience with touch technology and / or flat panel display technology is beneficial.

Strong electrical engineering background in signal processing, mixed-signal design, practical transceiver architecture design, filter design, and embedded system design.

Hands-on experience in system-level design and IC micro-architecture definition of complex digital and mixed-signal ASICS including requirements for:

ARM processing & memory sub-system, Power Management, Reset, clocking, I/O interfaces, and peripherals.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills and proven collaboration and leadership skills.

Proficiency in MATLAB, Verilog, or similar simulation, design and modeling tools.

Experience with Touch technology is a plus.


-Touch sensor system architecture

-Develop high performance, low power signal processing and sensing architectures to achieve the best touch solutions.

-Analog, Mixed-Signal, and Digital IC architecture design, detailed specification development and tolerance analysis.

-Cross disciplinary design optimization, hardware/Firmware design partitioning, trade-off assessments, design checking and tolerance analysis.

-Author detailed specifications, analyses, and characterization plans for touch system ASIC’s

-FPGA emulation system design, lead pre-silicon system validation, prototype bring-up, debug, validation, characterization, and including module integration support

-Defect root cause analysis and resolution, including diligent bug database tracking.

-Minimal business travel as needed to support product development.

Multi-functional Responsibilities:

-Manage cross-function technical development of Touch solutions.

-Engage and collaborate with multi-functional teams, including Mechanical Engineering, Firmware Engineering, and Process Engineering, to deliver state-of-the-art Touch solutions.

-Author presentations that communicate program status, technical issues, risks, and mitigations plans, clearly and concisely.

-Contribute technical assessments to strategic decision-making relating to technology and investments.

Education & Experience

M.S. or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or industry experience equivalent.

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