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The fact that semiconductors power the modern world is not an understatement. And one of the outcomes of the pandemic: The usage of electronic devices has increased exponentially. And with ever-growing demand, the number of jobs in the market is growing rapidly too.

And talking about the ASIC (Application-specific Integrated circuit) development flow:

And when it comes to job opportunities, the following table shows you the generally used job titles along with the skill expectations:

Job TitleSkills required – Tools to learn
RTL DesignXilinx ISE, Modelsim, Synopsis DC, Cadence Encounter
Physical DesignAprisa, Calibre Inroute, Virtoso
Design VerificationDigital Electronics, Microprocessors and Microcontrollers, Coding: OOPs concepts, Verilog, System Verilog
Design for TestATPG, MBIST,  Boundary Scan and JTAG, Logical Equivalence, GLS, Visual Debug
Analog LayoutCadence Virtuoso, Synopsis, MG
Analog DesignICs, CMOS, RF, Circuit design
EmbeddedC programming language. Microprocessors Microcontrollers.

As there is a huge gap between the supply and demands in the market for the engineers for the above-mentioned job profiles(And we mean demands are much higher), we recommend having theoretical knowledge along with a couple of projects of your own (internships are a plus) are enough to get you a good start in the career in the semiconductor service industry.

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