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GaN IC PDK Developer

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Position Type:

Exempt Salaried


Orange County/San Diego County





Job Description:

EPC is a pioneer in GaN based power devices and integrated circuits. We are enabling new applications from machine to environment awareness using LIDAR to an integrated and cordless world through wireless power. We are innovators and drivers for a highly efficient power delivery chain of the future.

The GaN IC PDK Developer plays a lead role in technology development, with key responsibilities including:

  • Discover, invent and design various circuit elements, such as capacitors, inductors, resistors, various types of active elements such as comparators, voltage references, logic gates, etc, compatible with a GaN IC process.
  • Discover, invent and design new types of active elements such as P-type and D-mode enhancement mode FETs, combinations, diodes, etc. compatible with a GaN IC process
  • Discover and draft process to realize various elements on a GaN IC compatible substrate such as well structures in the substrate
  • Working with counsel, draft patent applications
  • Draft testing and evaluation procedures and reports that can be used as part of the discovery and invention process
  • Draft specifications of the various elements that can be used to build sub-circuits
  • Draft and provide simulate-able elements that can be used to build sub-circuits
  • Draft mask layout – specifications, layout, procedures for manufacturing
  • Evaluate sub-circuit performance and extract information for improvements to elements
  • Design and implement IC test probing

The goal is to develop a “drag and drop” capability for an expanded team of IC designers that leads to a highly reliable first pass success with increasingly complex integrated circuits built in GaN.

Job Requirements:

  • Understanding of electrical circuit elements and circuits including transistors of various types
  • Understanding of the formation of parasitic elements and how to reduce their negative effects and enhance their positive effects
  • IC mask layout design
  • Technical documentation writing of specialized procedures
  • Project planning and execution skills
  • Basic circuit simulation skills
  • Expertise in semiconductor physics
  • Strong data processing and documentation skills
  • Good computer and applications skills


  • MS degree or PhD in semiconductor physics
  • Minimum 10 years of experience
  • Electronic circuits background
  • Experience with advanced design systems such as Cadence or Sylvaco
  • Experience designing discrete elements and/or ICs with GaN or GaAs a plus
  • Experience with semiconductor fabrication process with GaN or GaAs a plus


  • Passion to be working on something new and important
  • Ability to work independently, make decisions and take risks
  • Thinks outside the box to generate ideas, then takes the idea and advance it
  • Can go deep and then quickly come up with an answer/idea without labored thinking - ask probing questions, get to the "gist", come up with a solution
  • Willing to do anything to solve problems - nothing beneath her/him
  • Highly collaborative/responsive with internal resources, fab, customers, etc.
  • High level of accessibility
  • Good listening skills
  • Willing to engage in open, honest interactions, and subordinate ego to get to action
  • Results oriented; data driven


Occasional as-needed.

To Apply:

Send resume to [email protected]. Place the job opening number in the subject line of the email. Provide resume in PDF format and use full name in file name