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SoC Physical Implementation Engineer

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Full-Time | South Korea | Engineering

Job Purpose

As a Physical Implementation Engineer, you will participate in the synthesis, SDC Clean(GCA), Eauivalence check, DFT(BIST/BIRA/SCAN) Design&verification, UPF low power design and Static Timing Analysis(Timing Closure).

Principal Accountabilities

▪ DFT Implementation
– SCAN insertion / ATPG / Scan Simulation (Test Compiler / TetraMax)
– BIST/BIRA Insertion & Simulation : Tessent MBIST / JTAG / IJTAG
– SDC Creation & Clean
– Spyglass LINT/SDC/DFT Check
– Logic Synthesis : DC/DCT/DCG
– Equivalence Check : Formality/Conformal
– LDRC : Logic Design Rule Check (Spyglass_LDRC)
– STA (Static Timing Analysis)
– Timing Closure : cross-talk/noise/mttv/setup/hold fix (Prime_Time, Physical-aware ECO)
– Low Power Design : UPF Creation & Low power Rule Check(VC_LP)
– Multi-voltage, Multi power domain, Power-gating, Clock-gating.
– Power Analysis : Vectored / Vectorless (PTPX)
– Implementation 자동화 Platform 개발
– Simulator & Debugger : VCS / NC-verilog / Verdi

Key Performance Measures

▪ Understanding SoC/ASIC design flow.
▪ Perform Hierarchical Implementation(SYN/DFT/STA/UPF) in Samsung 14nm or less process.


▪ Scripting (shell, tcl, perl, phython, etc.)
▪ Version Control system (Git, CVS, ClearCase, Perforce, etc.)
▪ Bus protocol (AMBA, NoC etc)
▪ Fluent in English (Business letter/email reading & writing etc.)

– DFT 전문성 보유
– Top level DFT Architecture 설계 경험자
– HPDF DFT 경험자 (Top/Block level)
– ATE Vector setup 및 Yield 개선 업무 경험자
– IJTAG(IEEE1687) 경험자 ( Tessent tool 이용 )
– Hierarchical implementation Flow 경험자
– SEC 14nm 이하 공정 경험자
– CPU (ARM Cortex Series, RISC-V 등) 1.0 GHz 이상 Hardening 경험
– DVFS implementation 경험.
– HSI IP Hardening 경험자 (LPDDR4 PHY / PCIe PHY / Ethernet PHY / SerDes PHY)
– 설계 자동화 platform 개발 경험자
– High-frequency Bus 구현 경험자


Founded in Seoul in 2018, SEMIFIVE is basing its foundation on Korea’s semiconductor design competency that was amassed for more than 20 years. With expertise in front-end to back-end design, SEMIFIVE has become the fastest-growing silicon design company that offers the most comprehensive design solutions. SEMIFIVE’s core business is its innovative Platform SoC that enables low-cost & high-efficiency SoC design, and also provides various design solutions for global customers through its diverse network. As the cost of developing an SoC and the demand for customized silicon continue to grow rapidly, SEMIFIVE’s Platform SoC will play a key role in turning innovative ideas into silicon.

SEMIFIVE, hand in hand with global innovation leaders, is growing as a leading partner for future SoC designs, and thereby becoming: The New Global Hub of Custom Silicon.

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