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Working As An Asic Design Engineer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $112,630

    Average Salary

What Does An Asic Design Engineer Do

Electrical engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of electrical equipment, such as electric motors, radar and navigation systems, communications systems, or power generation equipment. Electrical engineers also design the electrical systems of automobiles and aircraft.

Electronics engineers design and develop electronic equipment, such as broadcast and communications systems, from portable music players to global positioning systems (GPSs). Many also work in areas closely related to computer hardware.

Duties

Electrical engineers typically do the following:

  • Design new ways to use electrical power to develop or improve products
  • Perform detailed calculations to develop manufacturing, construction, and installation standards and specifications
  • Direct the manufacture, installation, and testing of electrical equipment to ensure that products meet specifications and codes
  • Investigate complaints from customers or the public, evaluate problems, and recommend solutions
  • Work with project managers on production efforts to ensure that projects are completed satisfactorily, on time, and within budget

Electronics engineers typically do the following:

  • Design electronic components, software, products, or systems for commercial, industrial, medical, military, or scientific applications
  • Analyze customer needs and determine the requirements, capacity, and cost for developing an electrical system plan
  • Develop maintenance and testing procedures for electronic components and equipment
  • Evaluate systems and recommend design modifications or equipment repair
  • Inspect electronic equipment, instruments, and systems to make sure that they meet safety standards and applicable regulations
  • Plan and develop applications and modifications for electronic properties used in parts and systems in order to improve technical performance

Electronics engineers who work for the federal government research, develop, and evaluate electronic devices used in a variety of areas, such as aviation, computing, transportation, and manufacturing. They work on federal electronic devices and systems, including satellites, flight systems, radar and sonar systems, and communications systems.

The work of electrical engineers and electronics engineers is often similar. Both use engineering and design software and equipment to do engineering tasks. Both types of engineers also must work with other engineers to discuss existing products and possibilities for engineering projects.

Engineers whose work is related exclusively to computer hardware are considered computer hardware engineers.

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How To Become An Asic Design Engineer

Electrical and electronics engineers must have a bachelor’s degree. Employers also value practical experience, so participation in cooperative engineering programs, in which students earn academic credit for structured work experience. Having a Professional Engineer (PE) license may improve an engineer’s chances of finding employment.

Education

High school students interested in studying electrical or electronics engineering benefit from taking courses in physics and mathematics, including algebra, trigonometry, and calculus. Courses in drafting are also helpful, because electrical and electronics engineers often are required to prepare technical drawings.

In order to enter the occupation, prospective electrical and electronics engineers need a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, electronics engineering, or electrical engineering technology. Programs include classroom, laboratory, and field studies. Courses include digital systems design, differential equations, and electrical circuit theory. Programs in electrical engineering, electronics engineering, or electrical engineering technology should be accredited by ABET.

Some colleges and universities offer cooperative programs in which students gain practical experience while completing their education. Cooperative programs combine classroom study with practical work. Internships provide similar experience and are growing in number.

At some universities, students can enroll in a 5-year program that leads to both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. A graduate degree allows an engineer to work as an instructor at some universities, or in research and development.

Important Qualities

Concentration. Electrical and electronics engineers design and develop complex electrical systems and electronic components and products. They must be able to keep track of multiple design elements and technical characteristics when performing these tasks.

Initiative. Electrical and electronics engineers must be able to apply their knowledge to new tasks in every project they undertake. In addition, they must engage in continuing education to keep up with changes in technology.

Interpersonal skills. Electrical and electronics engineers must be able to work with others during the manufacturing process to ensure that their plans are implemented correctly. This collaboration includes monitoring technicians and devising remedies to problems as they arise.

Math skills. Electrical and electronics engineers must be able to use the principles of calculus and other advanced math in order to analyze, design, and troubleshoot equipment.

Speaking skills. Electrical and electronics engineers work closely with other engineers and technicians. They must be able to explain their designs and reasoning clearly and to relay instructions during product development and production. They also may need to explain complex issues to customers who have little or no technical expertise.

Writing skills. Electrical and electronics engineers develop technical publications related to equipment they develop, including maintenance manuals, operation manuals, parts lists, product proposals, and design methods documents.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensure is not required for entry-level positions as electrical and electronics engineers. A Professional Engineering (PE) license, which allows for higher levels of leadership and independence, can be acquired later in one’s career. Licensed engineers are called professional engineers (PEs). A PE can oversee the work of other engineers, sign off on projects, and provide services directly to the public. State licensure generally requires

  • A degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program
  • A passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
  • Relevant work experience
  • A passing score on the Professional Engineering (PE) exam

The initial Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam can be taken right after graduation from a college or university. Engineers who pass this exam commonly are called engineers in training (EITs) or engineer interns (EIs). After getting work experience, EITs can take the second exam, called the Principles and Practice of Engineering exam.

Several states require engineers to take continuing education courses to keep their license. Most states recognize licensure from other states if the licensing state’s requirements meet or exceed their own licensure requirements.

Advancement

Electrical and electronic engineers may advance to supervisory positions in which they lead a team of engineers and technicians. Some may move to management positions, working as engineering or program managers. Preparation for managerial positions usually requires working under the guidance of a more experienced engineer. For more information, see the profile on architectural and engineering managers.

For sales work, an engineering background enables engineers to discuss a product's technical aspects and assist in product planning and use. For more information, see the profile on sales engineers.

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Asic Design Engineer Career Paths

Asic Design Engineer
Verification Engineer Senior Software Engineer Principal Engineer
Director, Hardware Engineering
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Engineer Engineering Manager
Engineering Director
13 Yearsyrs
Design Verification Engineer Senior Design Engineer Project Engineering Manager
Lead Engineer And Project Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Engineer Project Engineer Senior Design Engineer
Principal Design Engineer
12 Yearsyrs
Application Engineer Senior Engineer Senior Electrical Engineer
Principal Electrical Engineer
14 Yearsyrs
Senior Engineer Senior Software Engineer
Principal Engineer
12 Yearsyrs
Hardware Engineer Senior Hardware Engineer
Principal Hardware Engineer
13 Yearsyrs
Staff Design Engineer Senior Designer Design Engineer
Senior Design Engineer
8 Yearsyrs
Field Applications Engineer Senior Design Engineer Senior Hardware Engineer
Senior Digital Design Engineer
9 Yearsyrs
Hardware Engineer Hardware Design Engineer Electrical Engineer
Senior Electrical Design Engineer
11 Yearsyrs
Application Engineer Project Engineer
Senior Electrical Engineer
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Staff Engineer Engineering Manager Contracting Engineer
Senior Electronic Engineer
9 Yearsyrs
Contracting Engineer Senior Electronic Engineer
Senior Electronics Design Engineer
7 Yearsyrs
Verification Engineer Quality Assurance Engineer Senior Engineer
Senior Hardware Engineer
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Design Engineer Staff Engineer
Senior Staff Engineer
8 Yearsyrs
Engineer Design Engineer Senior Design Engineer
Staff Design Engineer
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Design Engineer Senior Engineer
Staff Engineer
6 Yearsyrs
Staff Design Engineer Senior Staff Engineer Engineering Manager
Vice President Of Engineering
13 Yearsyrs
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Asic Design Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

77.3%

Female

12.4%

Unknown

10.3%
Ethnicity

Asian

43.0%

White

35.3%

Hispanic or Latino

11.1%

Black or African American

5.3%

Unknown

5.3%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Chinese

23.8%

Japanese

19.0%

Mandarin

14.3%

French

9.5%

Dutch

4.8%

German

4.8%

Hebrew

4.8%

Russian

4.8%

Carrier

4.8%

Armenian

4.8%

Spanish

4.8%
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Asic Design Engineer Education

Schools

San Jose State University

16.0%

University of Southern California

11.1%

Santa Clara University

6.9%

University of California - Davis

5.6%

Northeastern University

5.6%

University of Florida

4.9%

Arizona State University

4.9%

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

4.2%

University of Texas at Austin

4.2%

North Carolina State University

3.5%

Georgia Institute of Technology -

3.5%

University of California - Santa Barbara

3.5%

Lehigh University

3.5%

University of Texas at Dallas

3.5%

Texas A&M University

3.5%

University of Maryland - College Park

3.5%

Purdue University

3.5%

Cornell University

3.5%

Syracuse University

2.8%

Polytechnic Institute of New York University

2.8%
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Majors

Electrical Engineering

64.1%

Computer Engineering

15.6%

Business

4.5%

Electrical Engineering Technology

4.0%

Engineering

1.9%

Computer Science

1.4%

Management

0.9%

Computer Networking

0.9%

Biomedical Engineering

0.9%

Drafting And Design

0.7%

Finance

0.7%

Project Management

0.7%

Marketing

0.7%

Mathematics

0.5%

Philosophy

0.5%

Computer Applications

0.5%

Engineering And Industrial Management

0.5%

Computer Engineering Technology

0.5%

Apparel And Textiles

0.2%

Information Sciences

0.2%
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Degrees

Masters

57.0%

Bachelors

33.3%

Doctorate

4.4%

Other

3.9%

Associate

0.9%

Certificate

0.2%

Diploma

0.2%
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Real Asic Design Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Asic Design Engineer Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA May 05, 2016 $209,880 -
$233,900
Asic Design ENG Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA May 16, 2016 $205,000 -
$225,000
Asic Design ENG 4 Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Jan 08, 2016 $203,000 -
$223,000
Asic Design ENG 4 Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Aug 29, 2016 $197,000 -
$217,000
Asic Design Engineer Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Aug 06, 2016 $188,000 -
$191,000
Asic Design Engineer Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA May 05, 2016 $185,640 -
$191,200
Asic Design Engineer Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Aug 28, 2015 $184,000 -
$224,700
Asic Design ENG 4 Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Nov 08, 2016 $179,000 -
$199,000
Asic Design Engineer Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Sep 26, 2016 $177,606 -
$191,000
Asic Design ENG 4 Apple Inc. Austin, TX Dec 26, 2016 $175,000 -
$195,000
Asic Design Engineer Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Apr 25, 2016 $175,000 -
$191,000
Asic Design ENG 4 Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Aug 29, 2016 $172,000 -
$192,000
Asic Design Engineer Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Nov 16, 2016 $171,000 -
$191,000
Asic Physical Design Engineer, SR. II Synopsys, Inc. Mountain View, CA Apr 05, 2016 $129,800 -
$149,800
SR. Asic/Layout Design Engineer Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. San Jose, CA Nov 12, 2015 $129,360
SR. Asic/Layout Design Engineer Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. San Jose, CA Jun 29, 2015 $129,360
Asic Design Engineer Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Sep 21, 2015 $129,262 -
$187,200
Asic Design Engineer Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Aug 24, 2016 $129,000 -
$151,300
Asic Design ENG Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Aug 15, 2016 $129,000 -
$149,000
Asic Engineer Juniper Networks Sunnyvale, CA Feb 17, 2016 $128,750
Asic Design ENG Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Apr 04, 2016 $128,322 -
$144,000
Asic Physical Design Engineer II Aricent N.A. Santa Clara, CA Jun 29, 2016 $108,992 -
$133,992
Senior Asic/Layout Design Engineer Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Sep 16, 2016 $108,992 -
$162,100
Engineer-Asic Ericsson Inc. San Jose, CA Mar 14, 2016 $108,992 -
$156,000
Asic Engineer Einfochips, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Jul 06, 2016 $108,992
Asic Design ENG 2 Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Aug 27, 2016 $108,992 -
$135,100
Asic Design ENG Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Jan 15, 2016 $108,992 -
$151,300
Asic Design ENG Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Aug 16, 2016 $108,992 -
$151,300
Asic Engineer Einfochips, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Sep 13, 2016 $108,992

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Top Skills for An Asic Design Engineer

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  1. Verilog RTL
  2. Logic Synthesis
  3. Fpga
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Design n Verilog RTL and verification in Vera.
  • Developed controller design starting from behavior level specification, through logic synthesis, layout back-annotation and testing.
  • Redesign of FPGA Prototype platform used for Bluetooth ASIC emulation: Requirements, parts selection, architecture, schematics.
  • Developed monitors and scoreboards to verify different blocks and features which include both data transmission and manipulation.
  • Performed ASIC Static timing analysis on various SoC interfaces and recommends solutions for improving performance.

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