Intern, Product Engineering - Summer 2024


San Diego, CA, US

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

This is an excellent opportunity for an Electrical Engineering student to gain hands on experience in a business environment. This position is responsible for executing tasks assigned by Product Engineers. This person will be expected to work 20-40 hours per week over the summer/school period with the potential to extend beyond the summer period with reduced hours.


Roles & Responsibilities

This position has responsibility for:

  • Support electrical characterization to support change qualification, yield analysis and failure analysis.
  • Support experiments to study product performance and capabilities, analyze test and characterization data to identify performance issues or show product meets marketing requirements.
  • Support review and disposition production lots as necessary.
  • Data analysis to assess process capability and yield enhancement opportunities.
  • Development of tools and procedures to enhance efficiency of routine tasks and analysis.
  • Modifying existing software tools
  • Ad hoc scripting
  • Other duties as assigned


Competency Requirements

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

  • Computer Skills: Skilled with computers, takes advantage of new technology, learns new tools quickly, uses technology to enhance job performance
  • Problem solving: Strives to understand contributing factors, works to resolve complex situations
  • Productivity: Manages workload, works efficiently, meets goals and objectives


Minimum Qualifications (Experience and Skills)

  • Knowledge of Electrical Engineering theories and functions of electrical elements in simple circuit operations
  • Self-starter, able to work with minimal supervision
  • Quick learner, able to detect problems and react accordingly
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel and Word
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Programming experience


Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of statistics
  • Experiences with lab measurement of electronic components (RF, Digital, Analog)
  • Basic knowledge of any of the following products: LNA, Switch, PA’s
  • Experience with any programming language included with or similar to the following: VBA or VBScript, C, JSL, MATLAB, Windows Batch or PowerShell, Java


Education Requirements

  • Current status as student in Sophomore year or later working towards Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, or Computer Systems Engineering.


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.



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:

Additional Position Information:  USD: 23.13 - 47.84 per hour

Nearest Major Market: San Diego