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Intel Pathfinding Digital Analysis Intern in Des Moines, Iowa

Job Description

The Pathfinding Digital Analysis Intern role within the Logic Technology Division (LTD) of Technology Manufacturing Group (TMG) is chartered to explore and propose/define novel cell library architecture concepts and develop prototype Digital Implementation flows to assess the power, performance and area impact.

In this role, you will be working with the world's leading technology and design experts on advanced technology pathfinding and definition. This is an integral role within the Design Technology Co-Optimization (DTCO) framework. The role will be performed with domain experts across various areas of Technology Development, Design Enablement, IP and Product design groups within Intel.

About the Group

Technology Development (TD) is the heart and soul of Moore's Law at Intel. TD has enabled Intel to create world-changing technology that enriches the lives of every person on earth. TD's more than 13,000 employees drive breakthrough research, develop next generation process and packaging technologies, while also running high volume manufacturing operations in its state-of-the-art facilities in Oregon and Arizona.

The Logic Technology Development (LTD) team in TD, delivers programs and modules to ramp new process nodes, supports HVM and provides a predictable technology cadence for Intel customers. Intel is in the middle of an exciting transformation, with a vision to create and extend computing technology to connect and enrich the lives of every person on Earth. To do this it requires focused enthusiastic leaders. Join LTD and help create the next generation of technologies that will touch the lives of people the world over for decades to come.

This position is fully remote. This is an internship opportunity that will last a minimum of 3 months.

A Pathfinding Digital Analysis Intern plays an important role by bringing together a range of ideas and skills to drive Moore's Law. The key focus is as follows:

The primary responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Survey and document current trends in advanced node cell design

  • Assist with developing a novel cell architecture definition and implementation

  • Develop a Digital Implementation flow to implement the novel cell library

  • Conduct a set of experiments to quantify the power, performance, and area impact compare with a reference cell library

The candidate should also exhibit the following behavioral traits:

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Verbal and written communication skills for cross-org collaboration and coordination

  • Excellent team player committed to the success of others


You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates. The experience listed below may be obtained through schoolwork, classes and project work, internships, military training, and/or work experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Candidate must be pursuing a PhD in Electrical Engineering Computer Science, Physics, Materials Science or other related field of study

Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum of 1 years of experience in one or more of the following (having more than one will be preferred):

  • VLSI Digital Impelemtation (block level)

  • Foundational IP design

  • Process Design Kit (PDK) development and testing with a focus on Digital Implementation enablement.

Inside this Business Group

As the world's largest chip manufacturer, Intel strives to make every facet of semiconductor manufacturing state-of-the-art -- from semiconductor process development and manufacturing, through yield improvement to packaging, final test and optimization, and world class Supply Chain and facilities support. Employees in the Technology Development and Manufacturing Group are part of a worldwide network of design, development, manufacturing, and assembly/test facilities, all focused on utilizing the power of Moore’s Law to bring smart, connected devices to every person on Earth.

Posting Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.


We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive pay, stock, bonuses, as well as, benefit programs which include health, retirement, and vacation. Find more information about all of our Amazing Benefits here. (

Annual Salary Range for jobs which could be performed in US, Colorado, New York, Washington, California: $63,000.00-$166,000.00

*Salary range dependent on a number of factors including location and experience

Working Model

This role is available as a fully home-based and generally would require you to attend Intel sites only occasionally based on business need. This role may also be available as our hybrid work model which allows employees to split their time between working on-site at their assigned Intel site and off-site. In certain circumstances the work model may change to accommodate business needs.