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SRAM Circuit Design Engineer



Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024


Role Number:200553909
Do you have a passion for crafting entirely new solutions? Be a part of a world-class silicon design team which delivered an incredible high performance M1 chip for our Mac line of products and chips for our flagship products (iPhone, iPad, Mac, Airpods, HomePod and Watch). As part of our Digital Custom Group (DCG), you’ll take imaginative and revolutionary ideas and determine how to turn them into reality! You and your team will apply engineering fundamentals and start from scratch if needed, bringing forward-thinking ideas to the real world. Join us, and you’ll help design the foundation that allows us to bring customers experiences they’ve never before envisioned! This is a highly visible role at the heart of a silicon design effort, making a critical impact delivering products to market quickly. Your designs will strongly influence CPU / GPU / SoC / Neural Engine / Camera designs in Apple's Custom Silicon group.


Imagine yourself at the center of our hardware development effort. Where you will collaborate with all fields, playing a strategic role of getting functional products to millions of customers quickly. You will have the opportunity to integrate and come up with new insights, work with a team of hardworking engineers, and implement groundbreaking techniques of Machine Learning, Circuit design in Apple’s marquee products like M1 and A14 Bionic. As an SRAM Circuit Designer for the Digital Custom Group, you will perform the following: - Design and implement custom digital circuits for SRAM design. - Work with an extraordinary logic/architecture team to formulate design specifications. - Define architecture/topologies optimizing for power, timing, area and yield. - Schematic capture, simulations/analysis, margin verifications. - Functional equivalency and DFT modeling. - Work with layout team to create optimal GDS. - Verify extracted GDS meets design specifications. - Backend verification, IR/EM. - Write RTL, validate use-cases, verify against design schematics. - Support post-silicon effort to enable productization.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum requirement of a BS degree
  • We are looking for applicants with interest in the SoC design cycle, developing circuits and SRAM/Register File for low power, low voltage and high performance.
  • Knowledge of Cache design/architecture
  • Working knowledge of RTL modeling.
  • Deep understanding of nanometer device physics, leakage mechanisms, technology interactions with device behavior.
  • Ability to devise experiments and analyze data for silicon debug.

Key Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Solid understanding of industry-standard design tools.
  • Machine Learning algorithms (ML) and scripting is a big plus.
  • Knowledge of memory hierarchy is a huge plus.

Education & Experience

Additional Requirements

  • Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Learn more about your EEO rights as an applicant.