Si2 Recruiting Engineering Students for IC Design Program


Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) is recruiting engineering students for its University Partner Network, a program that offers real-world, electronic design automation job experience.

Si2 is the industry’s most experienced, federally registered research and development joint venture for the collaborative development of standard, interoperable EDA software.  Marshall Tiner, director of Production Standards, who oversees the University Partner Network, said volunteer partners are vital contributors to a variety of R&D projects.

“Students accepted into the program work hand-in-hand with IC design experts and design tool developers from our global members,” Tiner said.  “They represent leading semiconductor manufacturers, fabless companies and EDA tool suppliers. “The University Partner Network has proven to be a springboard into the EDA Industry, for partners whose work with us had led to full-time employment.  Partners strengthen their resumes and broaden their network with prospective employers.  Employers benefit also, by identifying and working with prospective employees.”

Partners must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate engineering degree program.  They should have some programming experience and a general understanding of semiconductor design.

For more information to to apply for the program, visit

Si2 University Partner Network Adds New Member

Jeshairaj Thakaria is the newest member of the Si2 University Partner Network. The network connects qualified engineering student-partners to their future employers in a program that offers real-world, electronic design automation job experience.

A graduate student at the University of Florida Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Jeshairaj is majoring in digital and mixed signal IC design. His work for Si2 focuses on redeveloping the oaDebug tool set, which gives developers insight into the Si2 OpenAccess database during the development process. oaDebug and oaDiff are the primary products used to develop OpenAccess applications.

For more information on the Si2 University Partner Network visit