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Samsung Electronics America Failure Analysis Engineer in Austin, Texas

Position Summary

Samsung Austin Semiconductor is one of the most advanced semiconductor manufacturing facilities in the world with more than 3,000 employees and 2.45 million square feet of floor space. Samsung Austin Semiconductor has broad semiconductor process technology offerings serving customers in various application areas including mobile, consumer, networking/high performance computing, Internet of Things, RF and automotive.

Since 1996, its parent company, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd has invested approximately $17 billion in Samsung Austin Semiconductor’s Austin, Texas campus, making it one of the largest direct foreign investments in United States history. Samsung Austin Semiconductor is a premier employer who provides a great place to work, as well as advanced and upskilled training to thriving employees. Visit

Samsung Austin Semiconductor strives to be the World's Best Foundry.

• The primary function of this position is to apply failure analysis expertise and project management skills to provide timely and excellent support for every assigned FA submission.

• Tasks to include set up a complete FA plan for every assigned job, which includes reviewing background information, FA hardware/software readiness, timeline estimation, update and reporting FA finding to internal and external customers.

• Customer’s product ownership and representative of Analysis Engineering team. Cross department’s collaboration opportunities by attending customer meetings, pre-alignment meetings, yield meeting & etc.

• Candidates would also need to collaborate with multiple groups within and outside the department to deliver timely results, root cause finding and drive corrective actions.

• Successful candidate would have a multi-tasking opportunity to contribute in a fast-paced semiconductor environment.

• Flexibility in work schedule is required.

• 3 – 6 months on job training (OJT) will be provided to successful candidate.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Conduct physical failure analysis from low yield lots, baseline material, qualifications, and customer requests.

  • Identify the cause of failure by performing the adequate sample selection, identifying the optimal analysis techniques to ensure fast and accurate results for both internal and external customers.

  • Support manufacturing and engineering teams with physical failure analysis results for new process introduction, product transfer activities with Integration and Process Engineering teams.

  • Represent the Analysis Engineering department in foundry customer meetings providing on time analysis results.

  • Analyze electrical as well as imaging results finding root cause to problems and publishing them to team members and customers on time.

  • Recommend analysis approach based on customer’s failure mode data as well as our own electrical isolation results.

  • Generates and compiles high quality FA report to internal and external customers.

  • Work days and shift: Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm.

Skills and Qualifications

  • MSc or PhD in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Material Science, Physics or closely related discipline.

  • Good understanding of FinFET technology and electrical characteristics at transistor level.

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of wafer/die level FA methodology.

  • Strong analytical thinking and problem solving ability.

  • Strong project management, written and verbal communication skills.

  • Teamwork oriented player with good communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Able to work in fast paced and multi-tasking environment.

  • Able to refine complex FA data into Fab language summary in generating FA report is a plus.

  • Hands-on experience on FA tools and techniques (SEM, FIB, PVC, OBIRCH & PEM) is a plus.

  • Able to interpret FA data and electrical data at transistor level is a plus.

  • Experience with layout software (Camelot and/or Avalon) is a plus.

  • Experience in handling customer returns FA is a plus.

  • Experience in developing new FA techniques is a plus.

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