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Process Integration Engineer PQ Team

Publication date : 04/08/2016


Imec performs world-leading research in nano-electronics. Imec leverages its scientific knowledge with the innovative power of its global partnerships in ICT, healthcare and energy. Imec delivers industry-relevant technology solutions. In a unique high-tech environment, its international top talent is committed to providing the building blocks for a better life in a sustainable society. Imec is headquartered in Leuven (Belgium) and has offices in the Netherlands, Taiwan, US, China, Japan and India. Its staff of more than 2500 people includes over 750 industrial residents and guest researchers.
Imec CMORE Technologies department offers companies to develop and fabricate customized specialty microsystems that cannot be produced in standard CMOS technology. The basis of our CMORE fab is an advanced 0.13µm CMOS platform that runs a 24/7 operation. To do this, we have added platforms for processing of various CMOS imagers – hyperspectral, backside illuminated, embedded CCD-, MEMS and NEMS, photonics, and microfluidics chips. We are able to tune our technology to the demands of the customer and develop the technology flow for both prototypes and low-volume production.

Job description

You will be working in imec’s PQ Team as process integration engineer, you will develop and implement silicon process technology for the integrated silicon devices. You will be responsible for process module development, characterization, and technology qualification for new silicon technologies.  

The PQ Team uses industry standard semiconductor wafer fabrication equipment to produce low volumes of  high value niche devices for use in diverse fields and applications:

  • Optical devices for use in life sciences (Sequencing DNA, Detecting viruses and diseases)
  • Nano-probes (For detection of electrical brain activity)
  • Sensors for industrial purposes (EUV sensors, Electron detectors for use in SEM and TEMS)
  • Optical devices for telecom providers (Optical transceivers)

Your primary responsibilities will be to:

  • Create technology process flows with process specifications;
  • Design statistical experiments and analyse results to optimize device architecture and/or process modules;
  • Drive process and device optimization;
  • Improve process quality and yield of technologies released for low volume manufacturing;
  • Communicate project progress regularly to the customers.


You have a Master’s or Bachelor degree, with a min of 5 years experience in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering or related technical field.
Experience in semiconductor process technology and wafer fabrication is an asset. A good understanding or/ experience (familiarity) with electrical and optical test structures is desirable. Knowledge Process Integration and/or Process Engineering is an asset. You are able to utilize DOE and statistical analysis. You show excellent communication and reporting skills as you will be required to interface with internal and external customers. You must feel comfortable and confident in front of the customer.  You are able to take initiative and work independently, while being part of a team acting as an effective team player.  You show proven problem solving skills and have a pro-active attitude. Since you will be working in a highly international environment and will be maintaining a good contact with colleagues and customers, fluency in English is essential.

We offer

We offer you a challenging position in an advanced high-tech environment, in an international and multicultural team. This is your opportunity to contribute to technologies that will have an impact on tomorrow’s society. We offer you an attractive salary with competitive extra-legal benefits such as an interesting life insurance, hospitalization insurance, long term disability insurance and a pension plan. Imec takes on the full cost of these insurances. On top of that you receive meal vouchers for each working day. Imec offers various training possibilities and social services such as a company restaurant, ironing service, the possibility of day care nearby, holiday daycare and discounts in different sport clubs and shops. To decrease our ecological footprint 100% of the transport by train is reimbursed by imec.


Apply online at www.imec.be/jobs or via this link.


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