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Fall 2023 Intern - R&D Semiconductor

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Date: Jan 11, 2023

Location: San Jose, CA, US, 95134

Company: Ansys



This summer intern will join the Research and Development team that creates state of the art software for semiconductor analysis.


Innovation in semiconductor design and manufacturing enables smaller device architectures with higher performance and energy efficiency for powering the smart product revolution. The physics associated with shrinking geometries, especially in the emerging 3-D IC, FinFET and stacked-die architectures, bring out design challenges related to power and reliability, affecting design closure. Ansys simulation and modeling tools offer the sign-off accuracy and performance needed to ensure power noise integrity and reliability of even the most complex ICs, taking into account electromigration, thermal effects and electrostatic discharge phenomena.


This internship is a 40-hour per week paid position for the Summer 2023 and will begin early May and conclude in August. This role is an in-person opportunity and will require that the candidate relocate to San Jose, CA.



  • Learn the team’s software development processes. Develop scripts to improve specific areas.
  • Diagnose and fix code problems.
  • Deliver code and scripts that meet requirements on schedule. Ensure that code is efficient, scalable, maintainable, extensible, robust and easy to understand.
  • Create unit, regression and/or system-level tests to thoroughly validate new features or changes.
  • Communicate clearly and work closely with manager, technical leads and other engineers to refine solutions and to describe changes that may affect others.
  • Learn and follow best practices in software engineering.



  • Progress toward BS degree or higher in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related field
  • Proficiency in Python, C or C+
  • Working knowledge of the Linux operating system
  • Strong basic knowledge of data structures, algorithms, and debugging
  • Basic understanding of electronic design at gate level and/or transistor level
  • Ability to learn quickly, understand complex systems and to work closely with others
  • Ability to complete high-quality work on time



Knowledge in the following areas are a plus:

  • Commercial software development, including build and test automation
  • Development, debugging and optimization of systems using distributed processing
  • Parasitic extraction for advanced semiconductor nodes
  • Transistor-level simulation or analysis
  • Gate level or RTL power analysis and/or optimization
  • IC physical design

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto