ASIC Engineer

VLSI Engineer DFTATPG Engineer

Minimum Preferably B.E. (Electronics)Certified training for Design-for-Test Engineer (programme aligned to ELE/Q1402 released by Electronics Sector Skills Development Council)

Preferred, but not necessary 1 year in electronics product manufacturing

The tasks a Design-for-Test Engineer is expected to perform include:Reading IC design Developing the test logic for the chip to detect faults in the circuit

Improving testing features on chips after fabrication

Familiarity with basics of system-on-chip (SOC) design

Familiarity with system design modules

Knowledge of semiconductor physics, CMOS transistors, diodes, triodes etc.Knowledge of computer architecture

Familiarity with industrial standards and practices in DFTKnowledge of ASIC and FPGA circuit design

Proficiency at using tools for DFTKnowledge of memory BIST algorithm, JTAG, boundary scan, ATPG patterns

Familiarity with process design requirement for FPGA, ASICFamiliarity with end-product application, i.e., industry for which chip is designed

High level language for design such as C, C++

Physically fit

Analytical thinking

Attention to detail

Ability to work long hours on computers

Team player

Good communication skills

Sense of time management

Problem solving

Deductive reasoning

It is a desk job

Work from home option is not available

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Need not handle a team Working hours

Working is 9 hours every day for 6 days a week

Overtime is common

Shift system may be applicable

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

Health risks include physical and mental strain

One may develop occupational hazards like poor eyesight, lethargy, joint pain etc. if proper care is not taken

For freshers ?`15,000 to`20,000 per month

For candidates with experience -`35,000 to`50,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Current Scenario of Electronics Components segment in India

AlthoughIndiamajorly relies on imports of numerous electronics products, equipment and components from other countries, the country's Electronic System Design & Manufacturing (ESDM) market has witnessed a significant transformation over the past few years.

Future Prospects

The world?s top mobile handset makers have their manufacturing bases in India. Presence of global majors like Flextronics, Jabil and Elcoteq is creating potential for a quantum jump in hardware manufacturing in India and should have a downstream impact by stimulating demand for components and assemblies.

Most of the top global semiconductor companies have set up their chip design centres in India.

Projected HR Requirement in Electronics Components

According to the IMaCS Analysis, the human resource requirement in the Electronics Components segment has been projected to grow from 1,49,000 in 2008 to 8,34,000 that is an increment of 6,85, 000 resources.

The Electronics Sector Skills Council of India has listed Active Components as one of the top 14 sub-sectors with a high potential for employment.

Semiconductors/Electronics manufacturing companies

Consulting/Technology service providers

Telecom companies

Job openings are in Tier I, Tier II and Tier III cities2