Intern, Applications Engineering - Summer 2024



pSemi Corporation is a Murata company driving semiconductor integration. pSemi builds on Peregrine Semiconductor’s 30-year legacy of technology advancements and strong IP portfolio but with a new mission—to enhance Murata’s world-class capabilities with high-performance semiconductors. With a strong foundation in RF integration, pSemi’s product portfolio now spans power management, connected sensors, optical transceivers, antenna tuning and RF frontends. These intelligent and efficient semiconductors enable advanced modules for smartphones, base stations, personal computers, electric vehicles, data centers, IoT devices and healthcare. From headquarters in San Diego and offices around the world, pSemi’s team explores new ways to make electronics for the connected world smaller, thinner, faster and better.

Job Summary

pSemi is an innovator and industry leader in charge-pump, capacitor divider ICs and point-of-load DCDC power conversion. The Power Products Intern will assist engineers in designing, developing, and characterizing pSemi’s product development efforts for high efficiency, power management conversion products targeting mobile and networking/datacenter applications. The candidate will support products throughout the entire product life cycle from product definition through product release to end-of-life.


The position represents a unique opportunity for the candidate to work closely with an extremely innovative and dynamic team. The candidate has an excellent chance to learn from IC designers and customer applications while contributing real value to the group. The position is based in Theale, Reading, UK and would be expected to be a 1 year placement, preferably beginning in May/June 2024.


Roles & Responsibilities

This position has responsibility for:

  • The candidate would be expected to become familiar with and obtain detailed knowledge of pSemi Charge Pump technology and IC products.
  • Design Validation and Product Road-test: Performing lab measurements and create validation report with comparisons vs design expectations
  • Test and Measurement: Hands on use of Power measurement equipment to validate performance of Power ICs.
  • Product Characterization: Measure, analyze and document data of adherence to product requirements Derivative Product Design: Assist engineers with the simulation and layout of derivative product designs in Cadence.


Competency Requirements
In order to perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Critical Thinking: Skilled at finding logical flaws in arguments and plans; identifies problems and solutions that others might miss; provides detailed insight and constructive criticism into problems and complex situations
  • Working with Ambiguity: Achieves forward progress in the face of poorly defined situations and/or unclear goals; able to work effectively with limited or partial information.
  • Displaying Technical Expertise: Keeps his/her technical skills current; effectively applies specialized knowledge and skills to perform work tasks; understands and masters the technical skills, knowledge, and tasks associated with his/her job; shares technical expertise with others
  • Driving for Results: Aggressively pursues challenging goals and objectives; will to put in considerable time and effort to accomplish objectives; takes a highly focused, goal driven approach toward work
  • Making Accurate Judgments and Decisions: Bases decisions on a systematic review of relevant facts and information; avoids making assumptions or rushing to judgment; provides clear rationale for decisions


Minimum Qualifications (Experience and Skills)

  • Candidate should have completed 2nd or 3rd year EE under-graduate or preparing for Masters study.
  • Strong interest and background in Power Electronics – with hands-on lab experience.
  • Responsive, self-driven and directed, with a strong sense of ownership.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to understand direction and work well as part of a team.


Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.



Thank you for your interest in our temporary position. Please be advised that the selected candidate will be employed and receive all wages directly from a third-party staffing agency selected by pSemi





pSemi Corporation supports a diverse workforce and is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees. pSemi does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions or breastfeeding), gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver’s license issued under Vehicle Code section 12801.9), ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally-protected medical condition, military or veteran status (including “protected veterans” under applicable affirmative action laws), marital status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal laws applicable to the Company. pSemi also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that an employee or applicant has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

Note: The Peregrine Semiconductor name, Peregrine Semiconductor logo and UltraCMOS are registered trademarks and the pSemi name, pSemi logo, HaRP and DuNE are trademarks of pSemi Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies. pSemi products are protected under one or more of the following U.S. Patents:

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