Friday, August 29, 2014

Senior Product development Engineer( optics| Scatterometry Critical Dimension) (#111501)

Job Title: Senior Product development Engineer
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Business Unit:
The Film and Scatterometry Technology (FaST) Division provides industry leading metrology solutions for worldwide semiconductor IC manufacturers.  The FaST Division portfolio of metrology products includes hardware and software solutions for optical film thickness, optical critical dimension (CD), composition, and resistivity measurement systems.  These products are essential for the IC manufacturers as they provide critical metrology capabilities for the development and implementation of their advanced IC processes.  The FaST division is committed to support our customers to achieve performance entitlement of our solution and we effectively partner with our customers from their early research and development phase to the high volume in-line manufacturing implementation specific for their process needs.  The division consists of a global team located in US, Israel, China, and India.

Responsibilities:
The Product Development Engineer plays a central role throughout the different phases of the product life cycle.  This position is part of a team responsible for developing and supporting next generation Scatterometry Critical Dimension  (SCD) metrology systems as well as supporting and improving current systems. The candidate will play a key role in next generation product development, from technology evaluation and selection, specifications development, product validation, verification, transfer to manufacturing, and support of customer ramp. The candidate will maintain ownership of the product through the life cycle and be responsibility for improvement projects and support of field and manufacturing issues. The ideal candidate will demonstrate leadership attributes and be able to lead high performing teams to achieve program objectives in a timely manner.

The engineer must be able to complete the initial diagnosis of any system issue, uncover root cause and devise solutions for complex problems. Must be able to support the detailed analysis and tradeoffs for the various solutions, develop plan of action, and effectively communicate plan to colleagues to execute. Must have the knowledge and experience to effectively work with experts in optics, electronics, mechanics, software, and algorithms as required to resolve issues. Some travel may be required to support product transition to manufacturing, beta support at customer sites, and for complex escalations that require onsite support.

Additional details regarding responsibilities:
  1. Research, evaluate, and propose new product features in support of customer requirements.
  2. Analyze data on critical components to determine impact on system performance and if performance meets specifications.
  3. Develop and evaluate concepts and designs for the next generation systems.
  4. Resolve inconsistencies between subsystems, conduct trade-off studies, identify high-risk areas, and develop risk mitigation strategies.
  5. Own creation and execution of prototype test plans for complex subsystems. This will involve integration of subsystems, testing against design tolerances and marketing specifications, analyzing test data, and generation of reports.
  6. Drive product or feature introduction. This includes preparation of first draft of system alignment, calibration and troubleshooting diagnostics for existing and new products, training of operations and field personnel, and solving technical issues that may impact production introduction.
  7. Drive team to resolve system issues at customer site or in manufacturing. Work with engineers at locations around the globe to solve issues escalated to engineering: establish root cause, develop plan of action (POA), guide local teams in execution of POA, and document issues and solutions to improve design and/or procedures so that they may be implemented across the fleet in a standard manner.
  8. Will require some travel (< 25%).

Preferred Qualifications:
  1. PhD in Optics, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, or related technical field.
  2. Strong background in engineering or the physical sciences with demonstrated analysis and problem solving skills.
  3. Hands-on experience constructing and aligning opto-mechanical system is highly desirable.
  4. Experience diagnosing and driving solutions to complex problems across whole systems by applying appropriate problem solving techniques.
  5. Ability to communicate effectively to all levels of the division, customers, vendors and across cultures.
  6. Experience in the semiconductor capital equipment or manufacturing industry.
  7. Familiarity with Matlab and JMP.
  8. Project management skills (scoping, budgeting, and scheduling). 

Minimum Qualifications:
BS degree plus 8 years
OR
Master's degree plus 5 years
OR
PhD degree plus 3 years of relevant experience and accomplishments.

Please send your resume to Vinod at vinod.sanker@kla-tencor.com

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.
#PatterningControl requires cost-effectively reducing fab-wide sources of process variation to drive improved patterning performance. See how the latest tools in our 5D patterning process control solution do just that! http://kla-tencor.com/5d_patterning_control_solution.html

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Principal Imaging Systems Development Engineer (CCD OR CMOS) (#111576)

Job Title: Principal Imaging Systems Development Engineer
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full Time

Business Unit:
KLA-Tencor is a leader in providing process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor industry. Quantifying defects level is essential for semiconductor manufacturing and quality through the use of defect inspection system.

Responsibilities:
KLA-Tencor seeks an expert level engineer to lead the development of a high bandwidth, low noise image acquisition system. The candidate will be part of a team of scientists and engineers developing market leading, next generation wafer inspection and metrology systems. The candidate will be responsible for generating system requirements, defining sensor architecture including device design and interfaces, driving the cooperation of manufacturing partners, verifying sensor performance and reliability, and integrating the camera sub-system. The successful candidate will ideally have a demonstrated record of innovation and implementation of CMOS or CCD-based sensors, from design through production, integration and release, have the ability to quantify and articulate the merits of sensor technology and roadmaps, and thrive as a part of a team.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of sensor design experience, preferably with high bandwidth low noise CMOS or CCD.
  • 4+ years of camera system design and integration experience.
  • Experience and knowledge of state-of-the-art CMOS/CCD sensor manufacturing, packaging, and testing processes.
  • Project and vendor management skills.
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 10 years of experience.
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 8 years of experience.
OR
Doctorate (Academic) with at least 7 years of experience.

Please send your resume to Vinod at vinod.sanker@kla-tencor.com
           
KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Senior Director Technical Programs (# 111499) - Beaverton, OR

Position: Senior Director Technical Programs
Location: Beaverton, OR
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
The Customer Group (CG) team is our field based, customer facing organization consisting of Sales, Marketing, Applications, Finance, Human Resources, Facilities & IT. They partner closely with our customers to provide a comprehensive portfolio of products, services, software and expertise, to help them manage yield throughout their fabrication process—from research and development to final volume production. Responsibilities of this group include maintaining strategic client relationships, identifying and closing sales opportunities, ensuring our products meet performance capabilities & expectations, providing critical solutions for improved yield performance, and collecting requirements for future products by understanding customer processes and technology trends. Partnering with our service organization and factory divisions, this diverse and dynamic team helps ensure alignment between customer needs and corporate offering to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction.

Responsibilities:
The Senior Technical Director in one of our Strategic Business Unit is responsible for directing and leading all product and non-product technology programs targeting early insertion of KLA-Tencor’s (KT’s) tools/technologies into our strategic customers advanced technology nodes. The individual will be the primary technical interface to our strategic customer and KT’s engineering teams and will lead, define and drive our technical engagements across Lithography, Films and Defect Inspection with focus on solving specific yield- and process-related challenges. The successful candidate will work closely with our divisional technical leaders to help create and shape these engagements.
The individual will possess a deep understand of core and beyond core requirements and connect and align customers technology roadmap for 10/7/5nm FINFET process technologies to KT’s advanced product roadmap to create the best alignment possible.

Key Responsibilities 
  • Provide leadership for developing technical strategies and gain alignment with product division GM’s, heads of engineering, and business unit sales
  • Lead multidisciplinary, cross-divisional teams toward the achievement of technical and commercial objectives
  • Build strong working relationships both internally and externally at all levels within the organization.  This will require frequent interaction with KT’s executive team.
  • Find creative ways to continually move the customer relationship and technical engagement forward
  • Ability to lead, mentor and develop a team of experience, highly technical engineers that will report to this individual
  • Ideal candidate will live in Portland. ~25% travel to Bay Area/Head Quarters required
  • Lead strategic roadmap discussions, competitive and red team reviews, track  and analyze customer use cases to create new opportunities 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • BS/MS/PhD (MS/PhD preferred) with a minimum of 10 years of experience in Semiconductor Fabrication (Yield, Integration, Lithography or related discipline) or in Engineering or Technology in the area of imaging, optics or electro-optics R&D
  • Must be a strong customer advocate, listens and understand needs, and can champion needs to internal stakeholders
  • Strong management skills; experience hiring and developing high-performance teams; objective setting as an objective and driven leader
  • Extensive experience and ties to Fab Process in Lithography, Etch, CMP, Deposition, Yield or Integration
  • Semiconductor Technology Expert; understands Logic/ IDM roadmaps
  • Expert communicator with strong ability to educate customers on KT’s portfolio of products’ capabilities and strengths and present the value and benefits to the customer
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills, innovative, IP-savvy
  • Highly experienced in leading/guiding collaborative communications and strong experience delivering powerful presentations to broad spectrum of customers/personalities
  • Demonstrated ability to lead creative, technical, cross-functional teams which resulted in innovative and inventive contributions in his/her field      
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 10 years of experience
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 8 years of experience
OR
Doctorate (Academic) with at least 7 years of experience

Kindly send your resume to raju.balaji@kla-tencor.com

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.
History snapshot: Early Tencor employees pose in front of the Mountain View campus in the mid-1970s. #TBT
 
With Intel now making strides again towards 14 nm process, how soon do you think we’ll see Core M products on store shelves?  http://forwardthinking.pcmag.com/none/326513-14nm-broadwell-20nm-exynos-show-moore-s-law-is-alive-and-well

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NASA is continuing its tradition of investing in the U.S. education infrastructure, supporting the next generation of scientists and engineers, through a donation of $17.3 million to support community college STEM programs nationwide. http://www.redorbit.com/news/space/1113213524/stem-education-grants-from-nasa-081514/

Monday, August 25, 2014

Rather than expensive, rare, heavy metals, researchers say the key to future increases in technology efficiency lies with spintronics: http://electroiq.com/blog/2014/08/pairing-old-technologies-with-new-for-next-generation-electronic-devices/
This is what engineering labs looked like in the ‘70s. Can anyone tell if this is a Tencor or KLA facility? #TBT

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Customer Support Engineer ( Troubleshoot | Optics | Defect Inspection) (# 111502) - Colchester, VT

Position: Customer Support Engineer
Location: Colchester, VT
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
The Global Service Support Organization (GSS) team headquartered in Milpitas, CA is our service organization that consists of Service Sales and Marketing, Spares Supply Chain management, Field Operations, Product Training, and Technical Support.  The GSS organization partners with our field teams and customers in all business sectors to maintain the high performance and productivity of our products through a flexible portfolio of services. Our comprehensive services include: proactive management of tools to identify and improve performance; expertise in optics, image processing and motion control with worldwide service engineers, 24/7 technical support teams and knowledge management systems; and an extensive parts network to ensure worldwide availability of parts.

Responsibilities:
  • Provide customer service support a variety of advanced KLA-Tencor products
  • Ability to understand and troubleshoot problems in software and electronics, optics, mechanical, electro-mechanical and electro-optical systems
  • Knowledge of computer theory, various operating systems and applicable operating system software knowledge, Networking in a Windows, Unix or Novell environment
  • Good interpersonal/communication skills in understanding customer needs. Ability to work under pressure and stringent timelines since the system is down for service and  may effect customer manufacturing area
  • Maintain Preventive maintenance schedule and execute on all PMs per schedule
  • Respond promptly to system failures
  • Assist customer with all system issues
  • Assist on system installations as needed
  • Assist Tech Support on all onsite system escalations
  • Provide first level Applications support
  • Focal point for all customer service related issues
  • Create service reports for all service requests utilizing the CRM database
  • Manage individual inventory account
  • Travel to other customer sites for customer service support as needed
  • Must successfully complete ongoing technical training to acquire a thorough knowledge of company equipment, the application of diagnostic techniques and practical application of service aids
  • Cross Train on multiple products
  • Attainment of Certification Level 3 or PM Training. Basic proficiency in systems level repair of a product within a family is required
Must maintain excellent working relationship with customers, customer support engineers, applications engineers, technical support and sales team.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Semiconductor industry process knowledge
  • Experience on Semiconductor defect inspection equipment preferred
  • BS in engineering or physics (or related areas)
  • 6 years plus in field service or equipment related experience on Semiconductor capital equipment
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Team performer and willing to travel as needed
  • Work Location: Colchester, VT
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 5 years of customer support experience on Semiconductor capital equipment or equivalent combination of education and semiconductor experience

Kindly send your resume to raju.balaji@kla-tencor.com

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Senior Software Engineer ( C#/C++ | .NET | OOD | 3D Modeling ) (#110588)

Position: Senior Software Engineer
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time
Job Description:
The Film and Scatterometry Technology (FaST) Division of KLA-Tencor provides industry leading metrology solutions for worldwide semiconductor IC manufacturers. The FaST Division portfolio of metrology products includes hardware and software solutions for optical film thickness, optical critical dimension (CD), composition, and resistivity measurement systems. These products are essential for the IC manufacturers as they provide critical metrology capabilities for the development and implementation of their advanced IC processes. The FaST division is committed to support our customers to achieve performance entitlement of our solution and we effectively partner with our customers from their early research and development phase to the high volume in-line manufacturing implementation specific for their process needs. The division consists of a global team located in US, Israel, China, and India.

Responsibilities:
The FaST division is hiring senior software engineers to work on the cutting edge next-generation 3D metrology modeling and computation product. The best candidates will have strong C#/C++ programming skills, thorough knowledge of algorithm engineering, a solid foundation in semiconductor processing equipment systems software with an emphasis on computational fundamentals. Distributed programming of complex analysis algorithms using large data sets is our primary focus. Utilize your math and engineering skills to improve algorithm efficiency and result precision/accuracy. Be part of our much larger team of software and systems experts specializing in real-time control of best-in-class semiconductor equipment that keeps our clients at the forefront of the technology curve. This project is the front line R&D work destined to support our customer’s prototype development plans. Excellent communication skills, an eye for quality, and a dedication to rigorous engineering practices are a must. Full product scope is helpful – UI coding and system level coding experience ensures you’re ready for both internal and external customer collaboration. Supporting our customer’s R&D efforts, designing with our strong engineering team and implementing the best-in-breed measurement systems keeps our product as the tool-of-choice for our customers.

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • BS, MS or PhD preferred, in Computer Science / Engineering or equivalent 
  • 8+ years’ experience in software design and architecture using .NET/C# and C++
  • Experience building products from inception to final production release. Ability to support field escalations and internal customer needs during product introduction phases
  • Demonstrated experience modeling and understanding complex multi-discipline physics problems that result from the coupling of different physical phenomena
  • Ability to determine the source of deviations between models and experiments and to define experiments to validate models
  • Collaborate with scientists and system level technical staff to identify and manage system and software requirements
  • Write functional and technical documentation/presentations
  • Distributed parallel programming and strong C++/C# multi-threading experience would be a big plus
  • Matlab experience, math library interfacing using C++/C#, and 3D visualization development would be advantageous
  • Numerical algorithms and 3D geometry familiarity would be very nice to have
  • Experience with SQL database design
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 5 years of experience.
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 4 years of experience.
OR
Doctorate (Academic) with at least 2 years of experience.

Kindly send your resumes to Sivaram.bose@kla-tencor.com

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Human Resources Coordinator ( Compensation | Benefits | Staffing | Employee Relations) (# 111393)

Position: Human Resources Coordinator
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
Human Resources partners with management to attract, develop, engage and retain highly qualified people globally to meet the business’ needs.  HR is responsible for designing and implementing the company’s talent management tools and processes, and for delivering consultative services to management in support of talent decisions. Our primary areas of strategic focus include: Talent Acquisition, Individual and Organizational Assessment and Development, Performance Management, Inclusion and Engagement, and Rewards.
Responsibilities:
  • Provide customer service support of Human Resources functions in a call center environment, including system operations and applications, compensation, benefits, staffing and general employee relations internal and external to HR
  • Includes, but not limited to support of:  
         - PeopleSoft, My Access 
         -Talent Acquisition Manager 
         - HR Online 
         -Human Concepts and other HR applications 
  • Also supports HR policy and procedure questions and issues, employee records, hiring and termination processes
Preferred Qualifications:
  • A bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Psychology, Organizational Development or related field is preferred
  • 2+ years of experience in Human Resources with knowledge in benefits, employee relations, staffing, compensation and systems
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information
  • Excellent customer service skills and call center experience
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully handle human resources issues in a multicultural environment
  • Must be proficient in PeopleSoft, Exchange Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word
Minimum Qualifications:
HS Graduate or Equivalent with at least 4 years of experience

Kindly send your resume to raju.balaji@kla-tencor.com

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.
Do you think it’s possible for Moore’s Law to appear in another industry—like, transportation or 3D printing?  http://www.eejournal.com/archives/articles/20140812-nextmoore/

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A new report from Gartner suggests that smartphones and wearables, like smartwatches and fitness devices, are driving the most spending in the semiconductor industry. http://news.investors.com/technology/081314-713031-semiconductor-capital-equipment-spending-rising.htm

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Technical Support Manager (# 111489)

Position: Technical Support Manager
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
The Global Service Support Organization (GSS) team headquartered in Milpitas, CA is our service organization that consists of Service Sales and Marketing, Spares Supply Chain management, Field Operations, Product Training, and Technical Support. The GSS organization partners with our field teams and customers in all business sectors to maintain the high performance and productivity of our products through a flexible portfolio of services. Our comprehensive services include: proactive management of tools to identify and improve performance; expertise in optics, image processing and motion control with worldwide service engineers, 24/7 technical support teams and knowledge management systems; and an extensive parts network to ensure worldwide availability of parts.

Responsibilities:
This position is within the PSO group of the GSS Division.
  • Provide support for the SWIFT division products. Knowledge of KLA-Tencor SWIFT division products or subsystems is desirable (e.g. LDS/CIRCL system and associated modules and Altair product family)
  • Oversee a team of Technical Support Engineers who provide the technical support to field engineers and specialists, resolve technical issues through diagnosing, troubleshooting, and maintaining products that consists of complex optical, electrical, and mechanical assemblies, subsystems, or modules, sophisticated computer and software systems
  • Supervise escalations on product issues at customer sites, ensure issues resolved in a timely and cost effective manner; establish and maintain clear communication with multiple function groups, typically including upper management, local service team, manufacturing, hardware design engineering, and software engineering on technical issues, resource allocation, progress and status, and overall action plan
  • Ensure engineers are current with the latest upgrades and/or new product releases; may be involved in customer installation and training programs; select, develop, and evaluate personnel to ensure appropriate training and efficient operations
  • Take assignments in the form of objectives and determine how to use resources to meet schedules and goals; provide guidance to subordinates within the latitude of established company policies; recommend changes to policies and establish procedures that affect immediate organization(s)
  • Work on issues of diverse scope where analysis of situation or data requires evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of current business trends; follow processes and operational policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions; act as advisor to subordinates to meet schedules and/or resolve technical problems; develop and administer schedules and performance requirements; may have budget responsibilities
  • Ad hoc analysis
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 6 years of experience, or Master's Level Degree with at least 5 years of experience
  • Knowledge of and experience on wafer inspection tools theory of operation and service
  • 8+ years knowledge and experience on the operations and services for KLA-Tencor and/or similar products
  • Strong communication, presentation, technical, analytical and data analysis skills
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 3 years of experience
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 2 years of experience

Kindly send your resume to raju.balaji@kla-tencor.com

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Senior Applications Development Engineer (Optics | Metrology | Algorithm Development) (# 111518) - Portland, OR

Position: Senior Applications Development Engineer
Location: Portland, OR
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
The Optical Metrology Division products are used for optical overlay metrology. The portfolio of products includes unique solution packages which are based on hardware and software systems to enhance yield and effectiveness. As a world leader in its field of expertise, the division's products are the most advanced in performance (measurement accuracy of nanometers and below), reliability, ease of use and compatibility with other KLA-Tencor's products. KLA-Tencor (Israel) controls over 80% of the world market sales in its field, and its products are used by every major semiconductor manufacturer around the world. KLA-Tencor Israel is located in the Migdal Haemek Industrial Park. 
Responsibilities:
  • Developing advanced applications and algorithms for state of the art Optical Metrology systems. Overall responsibility starts at project inception and ends at the adoption in production by the customer
  • Develop test cases; characterize customers defects, new products and/or features.
  • Provide technical support in the development and implementation of customer applications dealing with Optical Metrology products and features
  • Providing escalation support to onsite field service engineer; Leading and coordinating remote/local troubleshooting
  • Developing recipes to model complex optical applications
  • Providing application support and training to customers directly
  • Presenting solutions to the customer
  • Supporting Pre and Post Sale activities
The ideal candidate will possess strong technical skills, be current in the customer use case domain, have excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work independently. Strong technical skills are required to understand the functionality and capabilities of these tools and for providing root cause analysis and potential solutions for customers. Such skills include (but are not limited to) techniques for data analysis/processing, statistical analysis as well as the ability to quickly pick up and understand customer requirements and processes.

In addition, application engineers will manage in-house customer demonstrations and head-to-head (H2H) activities at customer facilities. Applications is responsible for generating best known method documents and other training material and transferring product knowledge to K-T's worldwide Field Applications team. Work closely with many organizations including engineering, sales and marketing within K-T and with customer engineers outside K-T.



Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in Physics, Optical Science/Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Physical Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science
  • Knowledge of at least one of the following is required: Optical systems, Semiconductor processing and Fabrication, Algorithm development and implementation in Matlab (or similar SW tool)
  • Experience in the semi-conductor industry, mainly in the lithography process – is an advantage
  • Travel (on average ≤ 20%) will be required
  • Self-driven, yet a strong team player
  • Work Location: Portland, Oregon
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 5 years of experience
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 3 years of experience
OR
Doctorate

Kindly send your resume to raju.balaji@kla-tencor.com

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Exploring the future of the semi industry, Semiwiki bloggers contribute their thoughts and premise that the challenges facing the semiconductor industry are not technical, but financial. What are your thoughts? http://www.ebnonline.com/author.asp?section_id=3315&doc_id=273973

Friday, August 15, 2014

IBM just got us a little closer to nature with its human brain-inspired computer chip loaded with more than 5 billion transistors and 256 million “synapses,” or programmable logic points. What do you think of it? http://www.networkworld.com/article/2462846/ibm/ibm/darpa-turn-out-brain-like-5-billion-transistor-superchip.html
Ken levy describes the early 1970s—when he and Bob Anderson founded KLA Instruments—as the frontier of the industry, “the wild, wild west!” Who knows the exact year of the company’s foundation? #TBT
 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Hands-on experience and a comprehensive understanding of the entire chip manufacturing process is exactly what university students need be qualified and productive employees following graduation. Canadian Microelectronics Corp., an industry organization, is providing full access to state-of-the-art processes across the entire system of chip making. http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1323319&

Financial Analyst (Forecasting | GAAP | FP & A | Budget ) (# 111484)

Position: Financial Analyst
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
The Film and Scatterometry Technology (FaST) Division provides industry leading metrology solutions for worldwide semiconductor IC manufacturers. The FaST Division portfolio of metrology products includes hardware and software solutions for optical film thickness, optical critical dimension (CD), composition, and resistivity measurement systems. These products are essential for the IC manufacturers as they provide critical metrology capabilities for the development and implementation of their advanced IC processes. The FaST division is committed to support our customers to achieve performance entitlement of our solution and we effectively partner with our customers from their early research and development phase to the high volume in-line manufacturing implementation specific for their process needs. The division consists of a global team located in US, Israel, China, and India.

Responsibilities:
  • Forecast, track, budget, and analyze the division's fixed costs
  • Own the forecasting and accounting for the division's engineering, demo, and other internal inventory
  • Support the division's strategic planning process by modeling various scenarios and documenting assumptions
  • Approve purchase requisitions and booking necessary financial accruals in accordance with the company's accounting policies
  • Work closely with engineering management to develop program spend estimates and prepare program ROI forecasts
  • Track status of open job requisitions
  • Reconcile various balance sheet accounts
Additional responsibilities include:
  • Coordinate the snapshot process for the FaST finance group
  • Prepare consolidated spend and snapshot reports for use by the Division Controller, General Manager, and Heads of Engineering
  • Support the Division Controller in preparing various ad-hoc bridges and other analyses as needed
  • Participate in the analysis of our key competitors' financials as part of the strategic planning process
Preferred Qualifications:
  • The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of experience in financial analysis
  • Experience in expense management with a global manufacturing company is highly desired
  • Good understanding of GAAP and basic FP&A concepts
  • Ability to work independently and proactively
  • Detail oriented with the discipline to meet deadlines and produce high quality work
  • Results-driven
  • Strong communication skills and teamwork skills; ability to discuss issues with other finance personnel as well as non-finance business partners
  • Ability to adapt to changes within a fast paced working environment
  • Self-driven and motivated to invest time into learning best practices
  • Willing to continue improving existing processes
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 3 years of experience
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 2 years of experience

Kindly send your resume to raju.balaji@kla-tencor.com

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

How can STEM education improve to create more of the qualified professionals needed to fill jobs in these industries? Currently, 60% of employers in the U.S. are having trouble filling STEM-related positions due to a lack of sufficient skills. http://www.usnewsuniversitydirectory.com/articles/the-importance-of-stem-education_14197.aspx#.U-T8jPldU69

Friday, August 8, 2014

Senior Product Development Engineer (Optics | Critical dimension)(Beaverton,OR)(#111449)

Job Title: Senior Product Development Engineer
Location: Beaverton, OR
Duration: Full Time

Business Unit:
The Film and Scatterometry Technology (FaST) Division provides industry leading metrology solutions for worldwide semiconductor IC manufacturers.  The FaST Division portfolio of metrology products includes hardware and software solutions for optical film thickness, optical critical dimension (CD), composition, and resistivity measurement systems.  These products are essential for the IC manufacturers as they provide critical metrology capabilities for the development and implementation of their advanced IC processes.  The FaST division is committed to support our customers to achieve performance entitlement of our solution and we effectively partner with our customers from their early research and development phase to the high volume in-line manufacturing implementation specific for their process needs.  The division consists of a global team located in US, Israel, China, and India.

Responsibilities:
This position is part of a team responsible for supporting a major KLA-Tencor customer worldwide. The candidate will initially be responsible for supporting the current install base of metrology tools in the field including continuous improvement projects (CIP). This role will lead to responsibility for next generation product implementation including a close work with engineering, from technology evaluation and selection, specifications development, product validation, verification, and support of customer ramp. The ideal candidate will demonstrate leadership attributes and be able to lead high performing teams to achieve program objectives in a timely manner.

Additional details regarding responsibilities:
  • Gain a systems-engineering level knowledge of highly complex, leading edge semiconductor metrology systems by working with the product engineering and service teams. The systems include optics, electronics, mechanical components, custom software and algorithms.
  • Respond to situations where field service engineers have failed to resolve complex system performance problems, by providing written plans of action by e-mail or on-site hands-on assistance at customer sites in the US, Asia, and Europe. Take ownership of troubleshooting complex problems and determine remedial actions required to resolve problems.
  • Play a large role in assessing products with respect to design for reliability, stability, and serviceability. Work with design engineering teams on the development and release of new options, features or cost reduction improvements that provide more value to our customers. Integral to this role is an understanding of the customer’s use-case and successfully working in conjunction with other groups to define the requirements.
  • Train support personnel such as tech support and field service engineers.
  • Write technical reports to communicate issues, analysis, technical assessments, system status, best-know-methods, and engineering recommendations.
  • Take a proactive approach to improving service quality.
  • Conceptualize new approaches that may impact the product roadmap.  Participate in presenting new ideas for KT consideration, acceptance and eventual implementation.
  • Should be able to travel 25%. 

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Must have a strong background in engineering or the physical sciences and demonstrated analysis and problem solving skills.
  • Should have the ability to influence functional groups to drive system level decisions.
  • Must have a good understanding of Optical, Electromechanical and Software systems and their interactions in the context of complex industrial equipment.
  • Able to clearly communicate with interdisciplinary division engineering, local KT teams (service & apps) and customers. Able to give technical presentations to customers and internal team.
  • Must have Hands-on experience constructing and aligning opto-mechanical system.
  • Ability to set priorities and delegate tasks during critical situations where multiple issues must be handled simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated skills in conceptualizing creative technical solutions, documenting them, and presenting them to management.
  • Demonstrated ability to foresee problems and purpose solutions prior to releasing any new product. 

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 5 years of experience.
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 3 years of experience.
OR
Doctorate

Please send your resume to Vinod @vinod.sanker@kla-tencor.com
           
KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Servo Control Engineer (#111503)

Job Title: Servo Control Engineer
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
The Wafer Inspection Division (WIN) is the world leader in the design and manufacture of advanced optical inspection tools for inline monitoring of process defects in advanced semiconductor factories.

Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will have ownership of the development of critical stage and opto-mechanical control subsystems, from the concept design phase through product release and sustaining. The activities will include working with cross functional teams to define stage and opto-mechanical subsystem control specifications, design, analyze, prototype, and test to those specifications and support the roll out of the product. He /She will be passionate about hard technical challenges, will be a very strong hands on engineer and will also be a strong leader with high technical skill which can help team to improve team’s whole technical skill and design cut edge products.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • BSEE/BSME with 5+ years, or MSEE/MSME with 4+ years or PhD EE/ME with 2+ years’ experience on automation control.
  • Must have participated in several complete design cycles from initial concept through product release and sustaining.
  • Must have strong fundamental analytical skills in motion control engineering with a proven track record of applying those skills to electromechanics subsystem development, integration, and troubleshooting.
  • Must have Control algorithm development and control system architecture design experience.
  • Must have hands on knowledge for servo control strategy and servo system tuning.
  • Must understand mechanical dynamic analysis.
  • MATLAB simulation and analysis experience.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Self-motivation with the ability to work independently and with a team.
  • The ability to multi-task.


Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 5 years of experience.
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 4 years of experience.
OR
Doctorate (Academic) with at least 2 years of experience.

Please send your resumes to vinod.sanker@kla-tencor.com

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.