ASIC Design Flow CAD Engineer

07 Mar 2023
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04 May 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Install, configure, manage and customize PDKs, IPs, tools and work environments.

What you will do

Imec is a world-leading R&D centre and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technology supporting a global ecosystem that involves a large number of industrial and academic players. IC-link is its industrial arm providing design, layout, prototyping, fabrication, and testing services to imec and external customers.

You will participate in the activities of imec IC-link s design group and support highly experienced digital and analog design teams. IC-link provides full turnkey ASIC services to universities and companies worldwide while supporting imec research and industrialization on a broad range of technologies.
You will be responsible for the installation, configuration, management, and customization of PDKs, IPs, tools and work environments. You will provide CAD solutions, documentation and training to various design teams across IC-link and imec research groups. You will interact with customer support services from foundries, IP and EDA vendors. You will bridge the gap between designers and imec ICT.
Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Fetch, install, set up and maintain PDKs and IPs from different vendors and technologies
  • Install, set up and maintain design tools   
  • Create and maintain in-house design tools, scripts, and custom verification rulesets
  • Set up and maintain design environments in Linux  
  • Assist designers in creating common workflows
  • Assist designers in debugging issues in design tools, PDKs, IPs and workflows


What we do for you

We offer you the opportunity to join one of the world s premier research centers in nanotechnology at its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. With your talent, passion and expertise, you ll become part of a team that makes the impossible possible. Together, we shape the technology that will define the society of tomorrow.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer ( and proud of our open, multicultural, and informal working environment with ample possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. In everything we do, your future colleagues are guided by the imec values of passion, excellence, connectedness and integrity. We commit to supporting and guiding you in this process; not only with words but also with tangible actions. Through, 'our corporate university', we actively invest in your development to further your technical and personal growth. 

We are aware that your valuable contribution makes imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of a market appropriate salary with many fringe benefits.