Summer Research Intern
1. What does the company do?
National Semiconductor, the industry's premier analog company, creates high performance analog devices and subsystems. National's leading-edge products include power management circuits, display drivers, audio and operational amplifiers, communication interface products and data conversion solutions. National's key markets include wireless handsets, displays, PCs and laptops.
2. Hardware of Software environment?
Primarily analog and digitally-assisted analog hardware, silicon, and subsystems, with some software.
3. Skill sets/classes/experience
Varies according to specific position, however EECS 105, 120, and 140 should provide the basic foundation for most opportunities.
4. Freshmen OK?
Junior and Senior applicants preferred.
5. Foreign students OK?
Practical training offered at the Ph.D. level, will consider Masters candidates.
6. Location of jobs?
Primarily at our headquarters location in Santa Clara, CA, but positions may also be available in other domestic locations. Relocation assistance will be provided for positions outside the Bay Area.
7. How are assignments made?
Projects are assigned to interns based upon the candidate's skill set/experience/interest and a match to open positions.
8. Examples of jobs
Design Engineer: Responsible for design of analog and/or digital circuits. Projects may involve circuit simulation, IC layout, and silicon characterization. Background with lab test equipment, Cadence design tools, and IC layout is preferred.
Test Engineer: Work with new product development team to develop test systems for analog ICs. Position includes PCB design, software development, test system debug, and data analysis.
Applications Engineer: Define and develop hardware and software solutions to evaluate circuits. Software is PC-based, schematic tools and PCB layout platform tools are Unix-based.
Product Engineer: Responsible for helping Senior Product Engineer in releasing new and sustaining products in manufacturing. This includes, but is not limited to, yield establishment, characterization (both current trace and tri-temp) analysis, wafer sort analysis, and final datasheet limit establishment for production. Provide assistance in developing qualification package for customers. Work with product team to help maintain timeline tasks.
Students who are interested in opportunities at
National Semiconductor should do the following:
1) Visit National's career website at http://www.national.com/careers/us_careers.html and follow the instructions to create a profile for themselves (including attaching a copy of their current resume)
2) Send a brief email to David Crook letting him know of your interest (internship or full-time opportunities), that you have filled out an on-line profile, and what your current educational/career plans are (e.g. you plan to continue on immediately to grad school, do you want to work for a few years before going on to grad school, are you looking for a position in industry, etc.).