Transitioning Your Academic Experience Into the Development of Production Quality Semiconductor Devices for Commercial and Defense-Related Applications
The pervasive growth of microelectronics into all facets of our lives has resulted in an ever-increasing demand for engineers to support the design and implementation of custom ICs. Intrinsix Corp, located in Marlboro, Massachusetts, has been providing custom IC solutions for 35 years. The Intrinsix multi-disciplinary team performs all aspects of IC design from initial architecture development through GDS release to fab. The company’s customers span across fast-growing commercial medical and consumer markets to aerospace and DoD defense agencies. Scheduled to start soon, Intrinsix will be working with WPI Professor Patrick Schaumont and the Vernam Lab on the DARPA SCATE, Phase 2 program. The exciting challenge for the Intrinsix team is to adapt various process technologies to create solutions in many different application spaces, all with multiple constraints. Intrinsix has an active university recruiting program which transitions graduate and undergraduate students into the milestone driven ECE industrial work environment. Numerous topics will be addressed: Recent challenging projects at Intrinsix. How to best prepare for the transition from an academic setting? What skills are most helpful for making this transition? At what level can you expect to contribute during your first years with Intrinsix? And how can you continue to be involved in leading-edge ECE R&D?
Steve Stecyk received his BSEE degree from Purdue University. His first introduction to semi-custom design was at Data Terminal Systems. He released into production the first semi-custom gate array devices from LSI Logic to support early memory technology: CCD, Bubble Memory, and early DRAM. He continued designing GA and std_cell ASICs at NSI Logic and Visual Computer Corporation, focusing on PC Graphics and portable computing. He joined Intrinsix Corp in 1991 and is currently the Director of Engineering.
Host: Professor Patrick Schaumont