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Summer placements only
|* No first year students|
We are not offering any new scholarships this year
Who we are and what we do
Dialog Semiconductor is a world-leading provider of low-power, advanced mixed-signal ICs creating the next generation of innovative, smart connected devices. In 2020, we generated US $1.376 billion in revenue and we currently have over 2,300 employees worldwide.
Working at Dialog we treat each other with respect and fairness, irrespective of gender, race, ethnicity, beliefs, sexual orientation, disability, diversity of thought and experience. We see our differences as strengths and are proud to have an inclusive workforce that values diversity.
We passionately believe that working at Dialog, you will be joining the brightest, most diverse, and ambitious talent in the Semiconductor Industry.
We recognize this past year has changed where and how we work. Currently, many roles are remote-based. As we transition back to the workplace, we’ll continue to enable flexibility in working location and provide equipment to support our people in being effective wherever they are.
Dialog in Swindon
Working in our newly refurbished Swindon design centre, you will benefit from best in class facilities alongside some of the world’s leading engineers in mixed signal IC design. It’s a truly international environment where your ability is recognised, rewarded and challenged daily. You will work with cutting-edge technologies with some of our largest customers that lead the way in developing ICs for the latest Smartphones, Tablet PCs, Portable media devices and wireless audio. Swindon has continuously been at the forefront of engineering technology and with good travel links to London, Bristol and Bath, it is well known for its green areas and outdoor family activities. There is plenty to discover across the West Country.
Meet one of our UKESF Scholars
University of Bristol
- Degree Course:
MEng Electrical & Electronic Engineering
What appeals to you about Electronics?
I was drawn to Electronics because it is such an innovative and quickly advancing field of engineering, with countless applications in a variety of different industries, such as transportation, energy management, communications and healthcare. When applying to study Electrical and Electronic Engineering, I really liked the idea of using my problem-solving skills to have a positive impact on current and future technological development and research.
Why did you want a scholarship with Dialog Semiconductor?
Dialog Semiconductor is at the forefront of PMIC technology, so I was very interested in the opportunity to work alongside such knowledgeable and passionate people. After my interview with Dialog, I was even more excited at the possibility of obtaining a scholarship with them because of how much they valued a strong work ethic and how helpful and encouraging everyone was.
What type of work have you been involved with during your placement?
In my first year at Dialog, I was part of the Layout Team and worked on optimizing a comparator cell and its corresponding top level block. This past summer, I was part of the Digital Design Team, where I worked on a PMIC FPGA emulation improvement project. These placements have been extremely valuable to me, as I have had the opportunity to learn about the design, fabrication and layout of PMICs, as well as about hardware emulation and simulation debugging. I have also had the opportunity to learn how to use software, such as Cadence and Xilinx, which are leading tools that I will definitely need in my future work.
What are your hobbies and interests?
I enjoy playing the piano, going to concerts, travelling and doing sports. I’m also the secretary of the Bristol Electrical and Electronic Engineering Society, so I help to plan several events throughout the year.
Meet one of our Engineers
- Job Title:
- Principal Design Engineer
From school to engineering
I work for Dialog Semiconductor in their Audio Design centre in Edinburgh. I was employed as a Junior Design Engineer after graduating from the University of Edinburgh in 2008 with a 1st Class MEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. I chose to study Engineering as I saw it as an exciting and challenging course. My favourite subjects at school were Maths and Physics as I have always loved problem solving. I also enjoyed Art because it allows you to be imaginative and creative. I still pursue this as a hobby and currently attend an Art class in the evenings. I think creativity is important in Engineering as quite often you have to think outside the box.
How I benefited from an industrial placement during my degree
My degree course included the opportunity to apply for an 8 month industrial placement which I enjoyed immensely. During this placement I worked for an IC design company and designed a circuit which was manufactured. I got the opportunity to see the chip working, which was very exciting. This placement gave me a great insight into the day-to-day job of a design engineer and confirmed to me that I was in the right field.
My work at Dialog Semiconductor
I work within the Analogue team in the Audio group. The work is often challenging but rewarding. A project can last months and months in the design phase, so there is great satisfaction when the chip is manufactured and you can listen to it working well. It’s also great to see friends and family buying products that you know you’ve contributed to. Even though I work in the Analogue group, there is a lot of day to day interaction with digital, applications and test engineers which makes the job quite varied.
What I do out of work
My hobbies are mainly sport related, especially running. I have always enjoyed sport and am happy to say that life as an Engineer still allows you to have a healthy balance between work and your hobbies.