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Summer Physical Design Intern - Austin and Santa Clara

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  • Internship
    Summer Internship
  • Design
  • Austin
    Santa Clara


  • Currently pursuing a BS/MS/PhD in EE/ECE/CE/CS
  • Some experience with synthesis, place and route flows and tools
  • Basic familiarity with timing, EM/IR, and power analysis tools
  • Knowledge of low-power design techniques such as power gating, multi-Vt and voltage scaling
  • Strong programming skills in Tcl/Perl/Shell/Python and Python ML libraries
  • Strong class work, projects, and/or internships in AI/ML/Data Science
  • Good understanding of logic design fundamentals and gate/transistor level implementation
  • Strong problem solving skills


  • Work closely with other PD engineers and the front end team to understand the chip architecture and drive physical design considerations early in the project cycle
  • Physical design tasks such as synthesis, PnR, timing closure, area improvement, floor-planning, clocking, I/O planning and power optimization
  • Learn and implement end-to-end flow development, synthesis to sign off
  • Deploy innovative techniques for improving power, performance and area of the design, drive experiments with RTL, and evaluate synthesis, timing and power results
  • Be involved in designing and applying AI/ML algorithms, tools, and flow to improve design PPA (Power, Performance, Area)

Building computers for AI.

Manufacturing & Electronics
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Mission & Purpose

Tenstorrent is a next-generation computing company that builds computers for AI. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with U.S. offices in Austin, Texas, and Silicon Valley, and global offices in Belgrade and Bangalore, Tenstorrent brings together experts in the field of computer architecture, ASIC design, advanced systems, and neural network compilers.