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R&D Reticle Enhancement Technology Engineer

Date: Jan 12, 2018

Location: Boise, ID, US

Company: Micron

Req Id: 93808 

As a Reticle Enhancement Technology (RET) Engineer at Micron, you will be responsible for the design and execution of resolution enhancement techniques and optical proximity correction (OPC) for different part types within Micron R&D and production.  You will be responsible for developing process strategies for resolution enhancement techniques, including, but not limited to: OPC, illumination optimization, scatter bar optimization and application, phase shift lithography and custom illuminator design.  The scope of these responsibilities include development of current and future R&D reticle strategies, as well as supporting relevant issues in production with reticle solutions.  RET engineers also must support the design and layout groups with input on design rules to generate robust and manufacturable designs for the process development and production groups.



Successful candidates for this position will have:    

  • 3+ years experience in reticle development in the semiconductor industry, preferably with direct input on data correction from design and layout to improve printability of the process.
  • Experience with photolithography simulation packages, such as Solid-C, S-Litho, Prolith, etc.
  • Experience with software packages developed by any EDA vendor (Synopsys, Mentor Graphics, BRION, etc.), preferably in the areas of rule or model based assist feature design, OPC empirical model creation and lithography simulations.
  • Strong knowledge in photolithography theory, including optics, diffraction, phase shifting and resist modeling.  Must have experience with 248 nm, 193 nm and 193 nm immersion lithography.
  • Strong computer skills, including familiarity with Windows, Linux, UNIX, and some experience with programming languages (Perl/C/C++/TCL/Python).
  • Knowledge of automation tools, layout and DRC tools like Cadence DF2 and Hercules. (Preferred)
  • Knowledge of semiconductor processing, the structure and function of memory devices, emerging technology, and lithography.
  • Strong communication, organizational, and presentation skills to coordinate work across multiple groups.
  • The ability to be highly motivated, goal oriented, and to aggressively focus on solving problems both as part of a team and individually.  
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to be effective. 
  • Proven ability to manage projects effectively to meet deadlines and work independently with minimal supervision. 




M.S. or Ph.D. in engineering or relevant sciences (i.e., Physics, Optics, etc.) is required.


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To request assistance with the application process, please contact Micron’s Human Resources Department at 1-800-336-8918 (or 208-368-4748).
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