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 Title||Skills required – Tools to learn|
|RTL Design||Xilinx ISE, Modelsim, Synopsis DC, Cadence Encounter|
|Physical Design||Aprisa, Calibre Inroute, Virtoso|
|Design Verification||Digital Electronics, Microprocessors and Microcontrollers, Coding: OOPs concepts, Verilog, System Verilog|
|Design for Test||ATPG, MBIST, Boundary Scan and JTAG, Logical Equivalence, GLS, Visual Debug|
|Analog Layout||Cadence Virtuoso, Synopsis, MG|
|Analog Design||ICs, CMOS, RF, Circuit design|
|Embedded||C 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.