Consider TSMC Design Technology Canada for an exciting and challenging career. You will work on advanced processes, help develop a state of the art design ecosystem and enable our leading customers’ innovative products.

Do you want to work on future technologies? Solve next generation circuit problems, which no one else has even seen before? Enable millions of customer products into mass production?

Then here is your chance to join a world-class chip design team inside TSMC, the world’s most advanced semiconductor manufacturing company, ramping the next generation, deep submicron processes into mass production ahead of everyone else! This is an opportunity to make a difference in the industry! Take your design from initial R&D all the way to production. See your designs in millions of daily products. Be part of the Ottawa Design Center’s growing team, located in Canada’s largest hi-tech region. Gain a higher quality of life, enjoy the great outdoors and the convenience of cosmopolitan urban life! TSMC is an equal opportunity employer with policies and practices in place to support an inclusive and accessible work environment.


About TSMC

  • World's leading dedicated IC foundry est. in 1987
  • Global operations with HQ in Taiwan and Canada office established in 2007
  • Top 20 NYSE listed company
  • 1st in 7nm volume production
  • 1st to provide 5nm production capabilities, the most advanced semiconductor process technology available in the world
About TSMC

TSMC pioneered the pure-play foundry business model when it was founded in 1987, and has been the world's leading dedicated semiconductor foundry ever since. The company supports a thriving ecosystem of global customers and partners with the industry's leading process technology and portfolio of design enablement solutions to unleash innovation for the global semiconductor industry.

TSMC serves its customers with global capacity of more than 12 million 12-inch equivalent wafers per year in 2019, and provides the broadest range of technologies from 2 micron all the way to foundry's most advanced processes, which is 7-nanometer today. TSMC is the first foundry to provide 7-nanometer production capabilities and the first to commercialize Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) lithography technology in delivering customer products to market in high volume. TSMC is headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan. For more information about TSMC, please click here.

About TSMC Design Center in Canada

  • R&D design center for Foundation IP: Memories, Hi-Speed IOs, ASIC BIST/DFT in next generation processes
  • Working with leading fabless and product companies
  • Provide long-term career development
  • Part of TSMC’s R&D network driving technology leadership
  • Located in Kanata, Ottawa High-Tech region.

Working ahead of the rest of the world, at TSMC’s Ottawa Design Center, you will be part of a top-class design team creating foundation IP(s) on the next generation processes. Through Design Process Co-Optimization, you will have the opportunity to shape the leading-edge of the semiconductor technology landscape including 5nm, 3nm and below. Together our main focus is to support our lead customers delivering state of the art products in Mobile, IoT, Hi-Performance Computing, AI and Automotive. Wherever you look, your work will be empowering new innovative products all around you.

Your work in TSMC’s Ottawa Design Center will make chip innovation possible by developing and optimizing all aspects in the design/process development flow:

  • Develop SRAM macros and compilers driving TSMC process development
  • Design next generation Hi-Speed IOs
  • Build-In-Self-Test (BIST) and Design-For-Test DFT circuits
  • Research Physically Unclonable Functions (PUF) for secure applications
  • Deliver SoC TestChips incorporating foundation IPs with on-Chip testing to prove correctness

Job Opening

  • Memory Design Engineers
  • Physical Design Engineer
  • High Speed Analog & Mixed-Signal IC Design Engineer
  • Windows IT System Administrator
  • RTL Design & Verification
Senior Memory Design Engineer

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Senior Physical Design Engineer (ASIC/SoC Place & Route)

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Senior/Principal High Speed Analog & Mixed-Signal IC Design Engineer

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Intermediate Windows Administrator

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RTL Design & Verification

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Junior Physical Design Engineer

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You are welcome to email your questions about TSMC Ottawa Design Center to tdtc@tsmc.com

You are welcome to email your questions About TSMC Ottawa Design Center (Canada) to tdtc@tsmc.com

TSMC spends a huge amount of time and money researching and developing the next generation process technology. It has to be sure all aspects from device models, PDKs, design flow and foundation IPs to silicon characterization, debug, packaging and test will be perfect for when our customers deliver their products for mass production. The only way to do this is have TSMC Circuit Designers work in parallel with our technology colleagues to ensure the best possible result.

TSMC’s Ottawa Design Center (ODC) is just under 100 people strong and growing in size every year since 2007. The main focuses at ODC are: Memory Compiler, Hi-Speed IOs, BIST/DFT and TestChip design and layout. The center is 100% dedicated to circuit R&D in advanced processes.

The Ottawa Design Center works with other TSMC R&D groups around the world: in Taiwan, China, Japan and the USA. While individual programs run autonomously here the overall specifications, methodology and quality standards are agreed upon and aligned through worldwide meetings both online and in person.

All ICs need standard cells, memories and IOs to function. To test complex SoC nowadays one must also include BIST and DFT. Therefore when developing new processes TSMC must build testchips which have these common elements. At ODC we work on Memory Compilers, Hi-Speed IOs, BIST/DFT and TestChip design. Some of these foundation IPs are also used by lead customers in their products.

The Ottawa Design Center’s main customers are the process technology teams developing the next generation and TSMC’s early access, lead customers.