TSMC DESIGN CENTER
IN JAPAN

Consider TSMC for an exciting and challenging career

Consider TSMC Design Technology Japan for an exciting and challenging career. You will work with our leading customers to develop state of art design ecosystem to enable products innovation.

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About TSMC

  • World's leading dedicated IC foundry est. in 1987
  • Global operations with HQ in Taiwan and Japan office est. since 1997
  • Top 20 NYSE listed company
  • 1st in 7nm volume production
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 Japan

  • Support customer APR requests
  • Develop internal test chips as TSMC design-process co-optimization vehicles
  • Develop SRAM macros and compilers as the foundation IP of TSMC process
  • Develop design flow to enable APR work on TSMC process, including Synthesis, Floor planning, APR, Timing/Power sign-off & Physical verification on TSMC technologies

At TSMC Design Center in Japan, you will work alongside a world-class design team to enhance technical and leadership skills in the world’s most advanced design service ecosystem while shaping the cutting-edge semiconductor technology landscape including 5nm, 3nm and below. Your main focus is to support our leading customers to deliver state of art products with transformative impact on people’s lives.

Your work makes chip innovation possible by developing and optimizing all aspects in the pre-silicon design flow, including:

  • Support customer APR requests
  • Develop internal test chips as TSMC design-process co-optimization vehicles
  • Develop SRAM macros and compilers as the foundation IP of TSMC process
  • Develop design flow to enable APR work on TSMC process, including Synthesis, Floor planning, APR, Timing/Power sign-off & Physical verification on TSMC technologies

Job Opening

  • APR/Physical Design Engineer and Manager
  • Memory Design Engineer and Manager
APR/Physical Design Engineer and Manager

APR implementation, netlist (or RTL) to GDS design flow and advanced APR solution pathfinding for advanced technologies.

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Memory Design Engineer and Manager

Memory IP development for advanced technologies, including SRAM compilers, custom memories, or emerging memories for future computing applications.

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Layout Engineer/Manager

Develop Memory IP/Analog IP/Standard Cell.

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Standard Cell Design Engineer/Tech. Manager

Standard cell circuit/layout design/optimization and timing analysis for high speed, low power and low voltage.

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Standard Cell Characterization Engineer/ Tech. Manager

Standard cell characterization for timing/power/noise/variation and automation flow development.

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APR Engineer/Manager (Test Chip)

Physical implementation of advanced technology chips.

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Synthesis Engineer

RTL synthesis, SDC/UPF verification, low power design implementation for advanced technology chips.

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TSMC Japan Design Center
Recruitment Session

TSMC Design Technology Japan, Inc., a part of TSMC’s R&D networks, is actively looking for job applicants. Webinars on employment opportunities will be held on the following dates. Please email your soft copy of business card or resume to tsmchr_jp@tsmc.com within two working days before the webinar.

TSMC Design Technology Japan, Inc., a part of TSMC’s R&D networks, is actively looking for job applicants. Webinars on employment opportunities will be held on the following dates. Please email your soft copy of business card or resume to tsmchr_jp@tsmc.com within two working days before the webinar.

Date Apr 20th (Tue) 19:00 - 20:00 (GMT+9)
May 22nd (Sat) 11:00 - 12:00 (GMT+9)
Register Please email your soft copy of business card or resume to tsmchr_jp@tsmc.com within two working days before the webinar.
Speaker Takuya Yasui, Head of Japan Design Center
Koji Nii, Director of Japan Memory Design Program
# of hiring 100+ engineer
Job Position We are looking for members who would like to work together to develop the latest technology in the industry such as 3nm and 5nm.
  1. Physical design (APR)
  2. Memory design (Compiler, characterize)
  3. Standard cell design
  4. Analog and IO layout
Office Minato Mirai Grand Central Tower, Yokohama/Minatomirai
Note:
  1. Please send your resume when you register to tsmchr_jp@tsmc.com (Version: English or Japanese)
  2. Highly welcome candidates who have less experience but are self-motivated. We have a comprehensive training system for employees.
  3. The company provides monthly commuting allowance (non-taxable)

There is a limitation on the number of participants. Please understand that you may not be able to attend if the number of participants exceeds the limitation or if you do not meet the job requirement. We will provide the URL one day before the webinar to all invitees.

Campus Recruitment

We also focus on Campus Recruitment for TSMC Design Center in Japan.

We also focus on Campus Recruitment for TSMC Design Center in Japan.

Open Positions: Memory Design, Custom Layout Design, Digital Layout Design, Standard Cell Dev. Engineers.

Please email your name, university and major to tsmchr_jp@tsmc.com. After confirmation, we will let you know the seminar schedule and hiring process.

Q&A

You are welcome to email your questions about TSMC Japan Design Center to tsmchr_jp@tsmc.com

You are welcome to email your questions about TSMC Japan Design Center to tsmchr_jp@tsmc.com

About TSMC Japan Design Center

TSMC Japan Design Center is part of our Design Technology Platform (DTP) organization, which serves as an important bridge between customers and our process technology. DTP’s job is to work with process RD to define technology in order to provide the best power, performance, and area benefit. Also, pipe clean all new design challenges and develop design ecosystem solution to make it as easy as possible for customers to adopt TSMC advanced technology as soon as possible.

We do this by providing customers with design flows for their EDA tools, silicon-proven libraries and IP building blocks to support their designs; and simulation and verification design kits, or process design kits (PDKs), as well as technology files.

Members of our DTP team are among the first people in the world to create designs with TSMC’s leading-edge process technologies.

"Japanese companies have been leaders in the electronics industry for many decades, and Japan has established itself as an important link in the global semiconductor supply chain with strong talent resources and innovative ideas. We are proud to have contributed to the industry in our more than 20 years of operations in Japan.

TSMC is working closely with partners in Japan and expanding our collaboration with them to support our global market. We not only seek to support a diverse and flourishing semiconductor ecosystem in Japan, we hope to tap those resources to benefit our leading customers around the world. Just recently, we announced an organization-wide alliance with the University of Tokyo to provide resources to their Systems Design Lab (d.lab), and also to perform joint research with them. We expect our Japan Design Center to be a highly valuable part of our network of design centers around the world."

"A strong DTP team is vital to our plans for the future. As part of TSMC’s DTP team, you will have the opportunity to play a role in shaping the future of semiconductors, and the future of computing.

Just one or two decades earlier, only a relatively small number of fast adopters required TSMC’s most advanced technologies. Today, with the rise of mobile computing and artificial intelligence connected by 5G networks to devices all around us, the demand for computing power is greater than ever. Innovators everywhere in the world from multinational Internet companies to small start-ups are designing unique chips to help AI quickly process a large amount of data, and quickly come to the right decision.

As part of the DTP team, you will be helping them to harness the power of TSMC’s process technologies to make their design possible. We expect high-performance computing, mobile computing, the Internet of Things, and automotive semiconductors to be the main drivers of our growth in the many coming years, and we invite you to come and grow with us."

Team Introduction

"We are setting up a sizable Physical Design team (PD team) in TSMC Japan Design Center. This PD team is part of our world-wide PD team with locations in US, Taiwan and Japan. The mission of the PD team is to support our key customers worldwide to adopt our advanced technologies, such as N5/N4/N3, to achieve on time tape-out with first silicon success.

The projects we are working on now is for our 5nm technology, and it is important to our customer’s product line for the next generation.

For every new technology, EDA tools need to be upgraded with new features to meet PD requirement with design rule complied. Standard cell architecture needs to be co-optimized with process technology to achieve the best PPA results; Design flow and CAD scripts/setting all need to be updated as well. These are all the challenges our PD team is facing as we are the first groups worldwide working on physical design of the real product of the most leading node technology.

It is indeed a great and exciting opportunity to access the worldwide leading node technology and to support the PD work for the real product.

Debugging is another exciting challenge giving so many updates from tool, library, design flow, to CAD scripts. It is crucial to find the root cause so we could provide solutions in time in order to meet milestone requirement, especially with customer product launch schedule.

In order to meet customer product design spec and tight schedule, we need to sharpen our advanced physical design skills, practice different APR recipes and tool settings to decide the best solutions to meet the aggressive PPA targets. Most of our work in physical design will be block level implementation. From gate level netlist to final GDS with all timing, power signoff and DRC, LVS, EM/IR verification completed.

For the team culture, we are a project-oriented technical organization. Every member including managers will need to do hands on PD work. PD skills are critical for our jobs. As we will provide extensive training, we also count on every member being self-motivated and working diligently to learn the new technology and PD skills. For team dynamics, we encourage open and constructive communication within the team and with customers, establish strong commitment and ownership to projects, good teamwork spirit to support managers and team members, proactive sharing of best PD practices for team learning and productivity improvement."

Other

JDC is not only part of our world-wide design centers, but also part of our world-wide design talents pool. JDC team member will work on either the JDC specific projects or co-work with the cross-site members on the joint projects.

"We will focus on 1) Key customer PD work, 2) standard cell design, 3) memory solution development, 4) advanced testchip development, 5) chip implementation efficiency enhancement and 6) full custom mask layout support.

In terms of technology, we are working on N5 now, will proceedworking on N3 in the near future.

Working with the most leading node technology is indeed one of the biggest advantages of joining JDC."

All TSMC customers can be Japan Design Center customers depending on the supporting needs and expertise requirement since Japan Design Center is part of TSMC Design and Technology Platform function.

For Physical Design team, to help our members efficiently building up advanced technology PD capabilities, we have setup very good training program as below,

  • Process technology and design rules, which is about the most advanced transistor and metal schemes from TSMC
  • Standard cell library, from architecture to placement guidelines
  • Design flow for efficient design implementation from netlist to GDS
  • PPA push techniques for design optimization
  • Design signoff and checklist to meet quality requirement

In addition, we have also established the "Buddy" system to assign the experienced PD colleague to assist the new member to speed up the learning through on job training.

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