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Failure Analysis Technician

San Jose, California, United States Job ID JR0266012 Job Category Contract Employee Work Mode On-site Required Experience Level Contract Full/Part Time Full Time

Job Description

In Q4 2023, Intel announced Altera® will be reported as a separate business unit beginning on January 1, 2024, with ongoing support from Intel. This position is associated to that standalone business strategy and is expected to fully transition to a standalone   company at some time in the future.

In this position, you will support semiconductor failure analysis Lab activities hands-on/on-site work for electrical FAFI (Failure Analysis and Fault Isolation)and physical silicon debug. FAFI team is focused on isolating silicon level failures to support new product development component debug and product qualification. This team provides career development opportunities in the areas of silicon process understanding, electrical fault isolation thru testing, package and silicon level failure analysis technology, tools, and techniques in semiconductor FPGA products development from design to PRQ (product release qualification).

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Perform hands-on sample prep using polisher, CNC and various equipment for FAFI and silicon debug of Intel's NG products manufactured on advanced packaging and fab process technology.

  • Develop and derive new Si thinning and IHS removal recipe for NG products.

  • Perform CNC tool calibration, proliferate Si thinning recipe across products and publish process SOP.

  • Support FIB sample preparation by LCE (laser chemical etch) technique.

  • Support advanced package de-processing include delayering and cross section using mechanical, dry, and wet etch techniques.

  • Logistical support of transporting packaged IC parts between Intel Labs within short distance.

  • Provide excellent verbal and written communication skills along with operating independently with minimum supervision.


This position is not eligible for Intel immigration sponsorship.

  • High School Diploma/Equivalent – 8-10 years' experience.

  • AA/AS: 3 - 6 years.

  • Experience in LINUX and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point).

Preferred Qualifications

  • CMOS-VLSI circuits, electronics, device physics and Fab process flows.

  • Board/system level testing and problem-solving experience.

  • ATE/Tester usage experience.

Inside this Business Group

The Programmable Solutions Group (PSG) was formed from the acquisition of Altera. As part of Intel, PSG will create market-leading programmable logic devices that deliver a wider range of capabilities than customers experience today. Combining Altera's industry-leading FPGA technology and customer support with Intel's world-class semiconductor manufacturing capabilities will enable customers to create the next generation of electronic systems with unmatched performance and power efficiency. PSG takes pride in creating an energetic and dynamic work environment that is driven by ingenuity and innovation. We believe the growth and success of our group is directly linked to the growth and satisfaction of our employees. That is why PSG is committed to a work environment that is flexible and collaborative, and allows our employees to reach their full potential.

Posting Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.


We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive pay, stock, bonuses, as well as, benefit programs which include health, retirement, and vacation. Find more information about all of our Amazing Benefits here.

Annual Salary Range for jobs which could be performed in US, California: $52,000.00-$200,000.00 (Hourly Role)
*Salary range dependent on a number of factors including location and experience

Working Model

This role will require an on-site presence.
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