Process Engineer data analysis and modelling

Your main responsibilities will be to

  • Analyze in-line and end-of-line metrology data and report the results.
  • Correlate in-line/end-of-line data and wafer test/device data and gain insights in yield status and improvements.
  • Define, optimize and characterize in-line monitoring structures for new products.
  • Simulate new process modules/flows to predict and gain insights.
  • Optimize process technology steps and modules across semiconductor tools towards high volume production.

In your role you will

  • Apply and expand scripts to analyze data and simulate process steps (up to 50%).
  • Collaborate with Spectricity Test team to correlate in-line/end-of-line data and wafer test/device data and gain insights in yield status and improvements (up to 50%).
  • Collaborate with Spectricity Product Development team to translate product specs into a process flow, and process and module specifications.
  • Collaborate with Spectricity Research teams to define the next generation technologies, build the roadmap and develop new process capabilities.
  • Collaborate with integration engineers at partner foundries and process step/semiconductor tool responsibles to define and optimize the process technology steps and flow for our products.

Your profile, skills and talents

Ideally you are a creative, self-dependent engineer, highly-motivated to be part of a dynamic team creating new value, continuously and actively seeking better solutions for our problems. Specifically:

  • You have a master’s degree or PhD in engineering, physics or chemistry with at least 3 years of relevant experience
  • You have at least 3 years of hands-on experience in a semiconductor foundry environment, working with semiconductor equipment, and have good understanding of all manufacturing processes principles for CMOS manufacturing as well as for in-line inspection and metrology systems
  • You have a good understanding of general engineering principles including electronics
  • Experience with python, or other scripting/coding platforms.
  • Experience with process simulation tools is a big plus.
  • You are fluent in English, and have excellent communication skills.
  • Experience in reporting project plans and status and general Project management
  • You are open to occasionally worldwide traveling.

You will help us be successful when:

  • You are a good team player, able to pursue and find compromise through constructive discussion, enthusiasm and skills
  • You are result-driven, you have a natural desire to analyze and solve problems and you are self-critical
  • You are highly focused on delivering and finding solutions in a complex environment with many stakeholders and trade-offs
  • You have a high sense of urgency to implement quality principles and procedures

Spectricity receives €3 million grant from Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Agentschap Innoveren & Ondernemen - VLAIO)

We are pleased to announce that Spectricity has been awarded a €3 million grant by Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Agentschap Innoveren & Ondernemen - VLAIO) to help prepare Spectricity’s spectral sensor R&D for mobile devices. VLAIO stimulates innovation in Flanders and finances R&D driven by entrepreneurial Flemish companies.

Our CEO, Vincent Mouret, said:

Flanders Innovation and Entrepreneurship has supported Spectricity since the beginning and has been instrumental in our research and development trajectory. With the new grant, VLAIO will help us accelerate our research on advanced consumer camera modules and AI to enable smartphone market areas. This takes us closer to achieving our objective of supporting mass adoption of spectral sensing in mobile devices.


Spectricity Deploys Proprietary Technology at X-FAB to Bring Spectral Imaging to Mobile Devices

Enabling integration of small, pixelated spectral filters on CMOS image sensors
Tessenderlo and Mechelen, Belgium – June 28, 2022

X-FAB Silicon Foundries SE, the leading analog/mixed-signal and specialty foundry, and Spectricity, a fabless semiconductor company specializing in the development of multispectral imaging technology have collaborated on a unique imaging solution. Proprietary spectral imaging technology from Spectricity has been installed at X-FAB’s high-volume manufacturing facilities. This will, for the first time, enable low-cost manufacturing of spectral image sensors for use in mobile devices.

Spectricity’s patented spectral sensor solution is based on the integration of small, pixelated spectral filters onto CMOS image sensors in the visible and NIR spectral range. Inclusion of 16 or more high-quality narrowband channels is possible. Through its deployment, X-FAB is the only foundry enabling volume CMOS production of such small spectral pixels, making it and Spectricity well positioned to meet the demands of the mobile handset OEMs. The compactness and high spectral density of the resulting solution provides both high spatial- and spectral resolution sensing – allowing opportunities in smartphone, IoT, healthcare and wearables to be addressed.

Incorporation of spectral camera modules into mobile devices is part of an ongoing trend to add advanced sensing functionality. Spectral imagers will be able to capture image data across many spectral channels, beyond the conventional red, green and blue color channels. This will allow measuring of objects’ spectral signatures. Among the applications that will benefit are image acquisition where more accurate auto white balancing is needed, personalized cosmetics and skincare, remote healthcare, and smart gardening/agriculture.

According to Vincent Mouret, CEO of Spectricity: “Successful installation of our technology, which was originally pioneered by imec, at X-FAB’s volume production facilities is a key milestone for Spectricity in our ambition to serve the global smartphone market. This takes us closer to achieving our objective of supporting mass adoption of spectral sensing in mobile devices.

Jörg Doblaski, CTO of X-FAB, comments: “We have been really impressed with the engineering skills of the Spectricity team, and are excited about the successful cooperation with an innovative European company enabling spectral imager products. Transfer of their technology has been accomplished within a short timeframe, with initial lots already meeting the required specifications.

Spectricity plans to start sampling its spectral imaging solution fabricated via X-FAB later in 2022.

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About X-FAB
X-FAB is the leading analog/mixed-signal and MEMS foundry group manufacturing silicon wafers for
automotive, industrial, consumer, medical and other applications. Its customers worldwide benefit from the
highest quality standards, manufacturing excellence and innovative solutions by using X-FAB’s modular
CMOS and SOI processes in geometries ranging from 1.0 µm to 130 nm, and its special silicon carbide and
MEMS long-lifetime processes. X-FAB’s analog-digital integrated circuits (mixed-signal ICs), sensors and
micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) are manufactured at six production facilities in Germany, France,
Malaysia and the U.S. X-FAB employs about 4,000 people worldwide. Learn more at xfab.com.

About Spectricity
Spectricity is a fabless company headquartered in Belgium developing and manufacturing spectral sensing
solutions using CMOS technologies. These solutions are designed for high-volume production, and targeted
at use in consumer and mobile devices. The company was incorporated in 2018, and is backed by venture
capital investment. Its technology builds on an exclusively-licensed patent portfolio from imec, a world-
leading R&D and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technologies. The technology and the
products powered by it are the fruit of more than 15 years of research and development. Learn more
at spectricity.com.