With the continuous downscaling of CMOS technologies, reliability is more and more becoming a major bottleneck from a technology point of view. The main reasons are the increased electric fields and power densities reaching the limits that can be allowed for reliable operation. Moreover, the introduction of novel architectures and materials, to continue performance scaling, which have unknown reliability behavior or introduce new degradation mechanisms. These degradation mechanisms are, however, an inevitable reality of real-world CMOS devices and introduces a significant design challenge. The corresponding reliability issues are mainly mitigated by guard-banding after technology optimization. This leads to excessive design margins and a sub-optical design and technology choice.
In this Postdoc we aim to change the paradigm of design and technology co-optimization (DTCO) to enable large power and performance gains needed for future scaled CMOS technology beyond 7nm. It will involve studying the reliability and variability of advanced devices, such as FinFET and nanowires. Incorporating variability and reliability impact in an early design stage by exploring device and circuit topologies. Developing a novel methodology to incorporate reliability in the DTCO loop. You will work in a team of digital circuit designers and interact regularly with device engineers and researchers that address variability and reliability aspects
Your major responsibility will include:
We offer you the opportunity to join one of the world’s premier research centers in nanotechnology at its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. With your talent, passion and expertise, you’ll become part of a team that makes the impossible possible. Together, we shape the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow.
We are proud of our open, multicultural, and informal working environment with ample possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. We commit to supporting and guiding you in this process; not only with words but also with tangible actions. Through imec.academy, 'our corporate university', we actively invest in your development to further your technical and personal growth.
We are aware that your valuable contribution makes imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of a competitive salary.
This postdoctoral position is funded by imec through KU Leuven. Because of the specific financing statute which targets international mobility for postdocs, only candidates who did not stay or work/study in Belgium for more than 24 months in the past 3 years can be considered for the position (short stays such as holiday, participation in conferences, etc. are not taken into account).Continue reading
|Title||Postdoctoral Researcher Reliability and Variability Design and Technology Co-optimization|
|Job location||Kapeldreef 75, B-3001 Heverlee|
|Published||September 17, 2019|
|Job types||Postdoc  |
|Fields||Energy Technology,   Engineering Physics,   Electrical Engineering,   Electronics  |