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Director, Development Engineering

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Location: Milpitas, CA, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000037359


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  • Candidate will lead and oversee 3D NAND development in the predevelopment, development and ramp up phase.
  • Candidate has responsibility for wafer and device integration at STM in Milpitas assuring timely delivery of yielding 3D NAND wafers for sampling and early production.



  • Candidate is familiar with wafer foundry development and device qualification including packaging interactions.
  • Candidate has experience in semiconductor development as project manager, process integrator and process engineer (etch, thin film and hot processes).
  • Candidate has integrated and build up several CMOS semiconductor and memory process flows in the past and has credibility in achieving yielding products.
  • He/She is able to assure high yield of individual process modules despite continuous simplification of total process flow.
  • He/She is able to identify high risk processes, plan to improve and develop solutions to optimize and increase wafer and product yield.
  • Candidate developed critical process modules by integrating advanced processes developed on existing and new manufacturing equipment.
  • Candidate is also familiar with simplification and cost reduction initiatives and has experience in transferring processes from and to different manufacturing sites.
  • Candidate has understanding of detailed device aspects, junction engineering, device layout optimization, ground rule and electrical design rule as well as good understanding of programming algorithms and performance metrics.
  • Master/PhD in Material Science/EE/Computer Science or similar




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