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SKH Staff / Snr Staff Process Engineer - Diffusion (SK)

Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Job Description

This is an exciting time to be at Intel - come join our team as a Diffusion process engineer and work on one of the most advanced 3DNAND and SSD technology portfolios in the world. As the global leader in the semiconductor industry, Intel possesses many industry-leading SSD technologies including the most capable Quadruple Level Cell (QLC) NAND Flash products.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Designing and optimizing Diffusion processes for leading edge memory technology.
  • Selecting and developing material and equipment for the process to meet quality, reliability, cost, yield, productivity, and manufacturability requirements.
  • Designing, executing, and analyzing experiments necessary to meet engineering specifications for processes.
  • Conducting process, equipment and material development projects with equipment and material suppliers.
  • Working effectively with the equipment supplier to identify shortcomings, propose and evaluate hardware modification to mitigate issues.
  • Collaboration with cross-functional/cross-company teams and tool vendors to meet challenging goals.
  • Transferring the technology to high volume manufacturing and providing support to volume ramp.
  • Coordinating development tool installation and qualification at manufacturing site.
  • Participate in development of intellectual property.
  • Domestic and international travel, as necessary to support job responsibilities after the pandemic.

The position is associated with the sale of the NAND business to SK Hynix aligning to Phase 2 of the transaction. Employees aligned to Phase 2 will continue to be employed by Intel developing NAND technology and components. Phase 2 of the transaction is expected to close in March 2025 at which time employees aligned to this phase of the transaction will transition employment to Solidigm, a stand-alone US subsidiary of SK Hynix headquartered in San Jose, California with offices world-wide. Solidigm is a leading global supplier of NAND flash memory solutions, led by Robert (Rob) B. Crooke as CEO, previously senior vice president and general manager of Intels Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group. To read more, see: https://www.intc.com/news-events/press-releases/detail/1513/intel-sells-ssd-business-and-dalian-facility-to-sk-hynix


Minimum Required Qualifications:
Master's degree in Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Chemistry or related field with 4+ years of relevant industry experience:
4+ years of experience in the following areas:

  • Semiconductor fab processing and/or equipment development.
  • CVD/ALD fundamentals and interactions pertaining to high aspect ratio feature.
  • Diffusion process for leading technology nodes and scaling them up to high volume manufacturing.
  • Interactions between process, tool and down-stream processes.
  • Working with external and internal partners, including semiconductor equipment and/or materials manufacturers.
  • Surface and analytical characterization techniques such as ICPMS, SIMS, XPS, FT-IR, SEM, TEM, Hg probe, EBSD, Hall, Raman, etc.
  • In-depth experience of cell dielectric materials.

Preferred Qualifications

PhD in Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Chemistry or related field with 2+ years of relevant industry experience.
Extensive experience in channel mobility engineering.

Inside this Business Group

Employees in Intel's NAND Product Group deliver solutions that are transforming computing across all segments from data centers to Ultrabooks. They invent, develop, bring to market and support customers with leading-edge NAND flash memory and system level solutions such as solid state drives (SSDs). SSDs are accelerating performance for gaming enthusiasts, reducing total cost of ownership for IT managers of data centers and improving security and reliability for businesses. This dynamic group is strategically positioned to become the leading Non-Volatile Memory solution supplier for the compute segment and is a key to expanding markets and continuing the growth for Intel.

Intel strongly encourages employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Intel aligns to federal, state, and local laws and as a contractor to the U.S. Government is subject to government mandates that may be issued. Intel policies for COVID-19 including guidance about testing and vaccination are subject to change over time.

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.

Work Model for this Role

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.

Posted: 2022-05-19 Expires: 2022-06-19

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