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One new scholarship
Who we are and what we do
EDA Solutions are a small but well known supplier of Electronic Design Automation software used for designing silicon chips. We have a close knit team who work together well to support our many hundreds of happy customers around Europe. As a small company we really can offer an exposure to every aspect of the semiconductor design business.
What you could be doing during your work placement
On a student placement at EDA Solutions you will work with our international customers, foundries and internal engineers in supporting our customers in their design and development of microchips for a wide variety of applications. These can include everything from mobile phone or PC devices, to automotive, aerospace and even space applications, as well as advanced technologies like polymer electronics and nanotechnology.
During your time with us you will learn about microelectronic design and manufacture, develop your team working and project management skills, and gain an appreciation of working in a competitive business environment. You will also develop a good understanding of design tools, methodologies and working practices, invaluable in finding your first job after graduation.
Meet one of our UKESF Scholars
University of Surrey
MEng Electronic Engineering
What appeals to me about Electronics
Electronics is at the forefront of new and exciting technologies, and it drives most industries in the modern world. I have always been fascinated by the breathtaking level of ingenuity that goes into designing several technologies we use in our day to day lives. Electronics is transforming the way we live and interact with the world, and I am glad to be part of that.
Why I chose EDA Solutions
I have always been interested in the Design through software field and always wanted to be at the forefront of this industry. EDA Solutions seemed like the perfect fit, offering an entire flow of tools from Design capture to tapeout, helping Engineers develop solutions from ASICs to MEMs and Photonics chips. This resonated with my interest in working with Engineers in all stages of IC design, gaining a wide range of skills.
EDA Solutions is a small company with less than 20 employees. Working within a small company builds close relationships with colleagues and clients, and feeling part of the team is sure to happen.
My work and responsibilities
Whilst at EDA Solutions, I have been part of the Technical support team, working with Engineers across Europe on Analog, Digital and Mixed Signal flows. This has ranged from Simulation, Layout, Verification, and Automation. I have gained intense training on using several tools to provide solutions to customers to integrate their designs into our tools. Additionally, I have had to write several scripts in TCL, C++, and Python to automate several aspects of the design process to reduce time to market. My communication, problem-solving, debugging and coding skills have drastically improved during my time at EDA Solutions
Meet one of our Engineers
Job Title: Technical Support Engineer
What appeals to me about Electronics
My interest in Electronics extends from my interest Physics, Maths and my intrigue into how the electronic devices around me worked. I grew up with an Electronics Design Engineer for a parent and found it fascinating to learn how designers solved different problems and the physical principles behind both the problem and the solutions. A-level Electronics strengthened my interest as the practical implantation of my interest in Physics and Maths; this allowed me to understand and design circuits/systems which solve challenges in our modern world. The industry is continually providing new challenges in design in the never-ending quest for smaller form factors, better performance and more features.
Why I chose EDA
I initially joined EDA Solutions on a UKESF Scholarship. I chose them because they are a company that provides support for full flow industry standard Mentor-Graphics/Tanner ASIC and MEMs software design tools. The company offered a good opportunity to become a key part of a small application engineer team; this would enable me to gain experience and knowledge across the start the start to finish of ASIC design flow, using industry standard tools, and to gain a great commercial awareness of the industry through direct interaction with customers. Having recently graduated, and having enjoyed my internship with them so much, I have re-joined EDA to start my career in Microelectronics.
The type of work I have been involved with
My role as an Application Engineer is to work directly with all our customers in Europe, to quickly assist them with their EDA tools design environments whenever any problems arise in any part of their flow. I also write C++ and TCL script to add tool functionality and quality assure the deployment of process design kit libraries, which customers use for schematic entry, silicon layout, verification and tape out to a foundry for fabrication. Additionally, I have been given opportunities to travel to different countries for technical training, and mentor a school team through the Go4SET challenge. For me, this work has been invaluable chance to improve my communication, knowledge and experience competencies within the industry.
My interests include hobby electronics and riding my bike. During the internship, I liked to cycle to work and do weekend bike rides. I also have also a keen interest in flying, clocking over 15hrs of flight time across different aircraft types and I have completed a gliding scholarship scheme.