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Director- Foundry silicon yield enablement

Santa Clara, California, United States| Hillsboro, Oregon, United States| Austin, Texas, United States| Phoenix, Arizona, United States Job ID JR0249044 Job Category Engineering Management Work Mode Hybrid Experience Level Experienced

Job Description

About the Group:
As an integral part of Intel's new IDM2.0 strategy, we are establishing Intel Foundry Services (IFS), a fully vertical, standalone foundry business, reporting directly to the CEO. IFS will be a world-class foundry business and a major provider of the US and European-based capacity to serve customers globally. Intel Foundry Services will be differentiated from other Foundry offerings with a combination of leading-edge packaging and process technology, committed capacity in the US and Europe - available for customers globally - and a world-class IP portfolio that customers can choose from including x86 cores, graphics, media, display, AI, interconnect, fabric and other critical foundational IP, along with ARM and RISC-V ecosystem IPs. IFS will also provide access to silicon design services to help our customers seamlessly turn silicon into solutions, using industry-standard design packages.

About the Role:
Enable the systems to successfully yield customer products from a diverse set of customers and segments. In foundry we will manufacture designs with a wide range of design topology which will appear to the fab as widely different device selection, layout styles, layout density and interconnect topology. Systems and software are needed to classify the design topologies, to classify differences from the proven development and manufacturing window, identify the needed pre-silicon rules and guidelines to avoid issues, and work with the fab team to implement the needed systems to successfully manufacture each design. Pre-silicon rules and guidelines may include hotspot evaluation, lithography simulation and layout density envelope validation. Post-silicon activity may include process monitoring, APC modification, and process tuning to adapt targeted manufacturing process conditions to successfully manufacture the design. The leader of this team will be an experienced person who understands the industry practice and best known methods in the silicon yield enablement, and is highly effective in working across functional areas with multiple partner teams.

In this position you will be responsible for, but not limited to:
Defining figures of merit for manufacturability and tracking the figures of merit across known IP and customer design level
Operational platforms to track yield and Cpk, with reports provided to the customer
Software to scope hot spots and product design specific risks
Design rules and systems for manufacturability
Parameter variation reduction in fab
Collaboration with manufacturing to implement the product-specific process adjustments to achieve high yield

The ideal candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:
Service mindset with a focus on solution velocity thrives in solving complex and cross-functional problems.
Ecosystem partnership collaborations.


The candidate must possess at least one of the 3 following degrees, plus the years of experience determined for each degree in the areas of expertise specified below:
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, or related field with 9+ years of experience.
Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, or related field with 7+ years of experience.
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, or related field with 3+ years of experience.

Inside this Business Group

Intel Foundry Services (IFS) is an independent foundry business that is established to meet our customers' unique product needs. With the first "Open System Foundry" model in the world, our combined offerings of wafer fabrication, advanced process, and packaging technology, chiplet, software, robust ecosystem, and assembly and test capabilities help our customers build their innovative silicon designs and deliver full end-to-end customizable products from Intel's secure, resilient and sustainable source of supply.

Other Locations

US, OR, Hillsboro; US, TX, Austin; US, AZ, Phoenix

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: $156,950.00-$274,730.00
*Salary range dependent on a number of factors including location and experience

Working Model

This role will be eligible for our hybrid work model which allows employees to split their time between working on-site at their assigned Intel site and off-site. In certain circumstances the work model may change to accommodate business needs.

Position of Trust
This role is a Position of Trust. Should you accept this position, you must consent to and pass an extended Background Investigation, which includes (subject to country law), extended education, SEC sanctions, and additional criminal and civil checks. For internals, this investigation may or may not be completed prior to starting the position. For additional questions, please contact your Recruiter.
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“I’ve always wanted to do something that changes the world — at Intel, I feel appreciated, and I’ve gained more confidence in myself. It makes me feel like I’m capable of doing great things.”

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