Director of Semiconductor Operations

Ferric is a technology startup based in New York City that is pioneering an entirely new approach to power delivery for Integrated Circuits and Electronic Assemblies. This approach leverages Ferric’s integration of thin-film magnetic inductors with CMOS technology to enable a significant improvement in the integration density and efficiency of voltage regulators (VRs) compared with current commercially available technologies. 

As Ferric’s Director of Semiconductor Operations, you will be responsible for qualification, production and test of Ferric’s semiconductor Integrated Voltage Regulator ICs and related IP. The position requires extensive experience (10 plus years) in managing interaction with silicon IC foundries and test and packaging contractors as well as a demonstrated track record of success in bringing to market quality semiconductor products. The qualified candidate will have at least 5 plus years of experience managing a manufacturing engineering group at Sr. Manager or Director Level, preferable with the power electronics space or MEMs technology experience.

Primary Responsibilities: 

•    Managing the qualification, production and test of Ferric’s semiconductor products with foundry, and OSAT partners

•    Partner with our design engineering team from the product concept phase all the way through production for realization of high quality products

•    Define and implement robust characterization methodologies that support the qualification of our products

•    Responsible for interfacing with the foundry, and other testing and packaging subcontractors, developing consistent test methods and test programs, equipment calibration and correlation, packaging and modeling in direct support of new products and of existing products in production

•    Responsible for project management including creating and maintaining project schedules, resources and budgets; and for implementing engineering processes to ensure high quality/reliability output

•    Identify, evaluate, and act on technical and schedule risks to minimize or avoid potential problems 

•    After volume ramp, in full production, propose and develop yield improvement plans, multi-site test solutions and different packaging options

•    Manage inventory and ensure robust supply chain for Ferric IC customers with turn-key manufacturing partners (TSMC)

•    Attending regular training courses in order to master the newest technologies related to the most advanced test, quality and reliability methods

Desired Skills and Experience

•    Master’s degree or higher in Electrical Engineering/Electronics with 10+ years of experience in semiconductor manufacturing of power electronics, especially power management IC’s, MEMs, voltage regulators and applications, including chip test solutions, semiconductor supply chain management, and project management 

•     At least 5 years of experience managing an engineering group at a Sr. Manager or Director level. Experience and an understanding of engineering and industrialization of high frequency circuits, analog circuits, mixed signal and digital circuits

•    Experience in project-based work and excellent planning and scheduling skills

•    Pro-active and customer focused, like to take initiatives and you are very motivated to work within a team of engineers

•    Willing to travel both domestically and internationally on a regular basis (1week/month)


•    Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and include an attractive equity package consistent with our company profile

•    Location: New York, NY

•    Language: Must be fluent in English, competency in Mandarin is preferred