Texas Instruments Intern/Thesis (m/f) with FFAB / Kilby Labs in Freising, Germany
Job ID 22687BR
Job Posting Title Intern/Thesis (m/f) with FFAB / Kilby Labs
Job Description Topic: Test setup & characterization of electrochemical sensor
Today all the talk in the semiconductor industry is about Industry 4.0 and the IoT. More and more parts used in the daily life are becoming “smarter” by the integration of microcontrollers combined with sensors which are the eyes of these new systems and the topic of this work. In this thesis, a chemical sensor will be characterized on wafer-level. This device will be used in several applications like medical tests and environmental measurements.
To test functionality, these sensors require contact with liquid in order to characterize them and determine the yield of the wafer. It is difficult to confine the interaction of liquids within the small active sensor area. A new type of test setup has been developed and needs to be tested thoroughly for reliability and reproducibility. Measurement and statistical analysis of the sensors and their behavior will be a follow-up task. When successful, process adjustments (in the wafer fab) for sensor optimization or further component integration may be an additional topic.
During the thesis you will gain knowledge in wafer probing, fluidics, pneumatics, electronics and Keysight VEE Pro (commercial LabVIEW alternative).
For the thesis following goals are set:
• Define testing method and setup preparation
• Define sensor-controlled test routines with the fluidics setup
• Probe wafers and extract sensor characteristics to determine reliable yield criteria
• Improve test setup for maximum speed (dies/hour) and reliability
• Document and present the methods and works done
• Course of Study in the field of Microelectronics, Electronic Engineering, Physics, Analytical Chemistry or similar
• Basic knowledge of Semiconductor Physics (i.e. MOSFETs)
• Basic knowledge in Keysight VEE Pro / LabVIEW
• Hands-on electronic experience (you are a “maker”)
• Good knowledge of English language
• Good communication skills
Preferred Qualifications & Skills:
• Knowledge in microcontroller systems (Arduino, TI Launchpad, digital sensors)
• Knowledge in C/C++ programming language
• Microfluidics / HPLC experience
• Experience with Electrochemistry
• The possibility to gain new experiences and to implement theoretical knowledge in practical solutions
• Exciting, challenging and creative tasks
• Interesting projects
• An open-minded team and international environment (cooperation with TI R&D organization, Kilby Labs)
• An attractive compensation
Job Opening Type Co-Op - New
Minimum Education Level Bachelor's Level Degree
Related Field(s) of Study
Electrical Eng Technology
Electronics & Comm Engineering
Minimum Years of Experience 0
Regular / Temporary Temporary
Full-time / Part-time Full-Time
Job Location(s) Germany-Freising
Virtual / Telecommute No
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