Physical Design Engineer Average Salary

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Physical Design Engineer - Intel Corporation
19 salaries
$70,000 - $121,528  
Physical Design Engineer - Apple Computer, Inc
8 salaries
Physical Design Engineer - NXP Semiconductors Inc.
3 salaries
Physical Design Engineer - Nvidia Corp
3 salaries
Physical Design Engineer - Oracle Corp.
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 48

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Job Description for Physical Design Engineer

Physical design engineers generally work on teams to solve problems and develop new ideas; they also coordinate budgeting for design-related tasks, design elements for chips which are not restricted to FET, and prepare FUB-level and full-chip floor plans, as well as stimulate schematic-to-layout verification and handle debugging tasks.

Generally, aspiring physical design engineers should have at least a bachelor's degree in engineering, at least two to three years of professional experience in high-level synthesis, RTL development, and physical design, and the ability to work on-site for a minimum of two years. Some tasks which may be necessary include optimizing physical design procedures for new technology and helping to streamline work to increase productivity and efficiency within the organization. Physical design engineers must also develop codes and maintain layout automation features, along with macros in layout entry tools to enhance layout productivity.
Physical Design Engineer Tasks
  • Design and check chip layout circuit design.
  • Plan and organize design projects or phases of design projects.
  • Perform developmental and/or test work, reviewing product requirements and logic diagrams.
  • Prototype, construct, modify and evaluate semiconductor devices and components.
  • Evaluate, characterize and document device specifications.

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6 %
94 %
$78,854 - $129,415

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$70,000 - $110,265
$132,300 - $149,876

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