Monday, February 24, 2020

Huawei to Open Image Sensor Design Group in Belgium

Huawei opens a new R&D center in Belgium and one of its charters is image sensor design, as its affiliated headhunter states in his email: "Huawei is looking for .... a 3D Image Sensor Chip Circuit Architect/Manager"

We are looking for Image Sensor Chip Circuit Architect/Manager, and the responsibility includes:
  • Develop a image sensor chip readout circuit architecture, decompose the chip system design specifications and perform corresponding design constraints on each readout module; at the same time, coordinate the pixel design team to complete the circuit design and backend implementation.
  • Propose related key technologies of circuits to improve the core competitiveness of the chip, including readout noise reduction, power consumption reduction at high frame rate, and high dynamic range.

The job candidates should have "many experience in mass production of image sensor chip products; solves design or engineering problems in the process from sample to mass production."

15 comments:

  1. Belgium... world famous for beer and image sensors ;-)

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  2. Albert Theuwissen - Harvest ImagingFebruary 24, 2020 at 9:14 PM

    ... and for fries, chocolate, Brussels sprouts, Belgian Waffles, Belgian Andive, .... What else do you need ? You even get the rain and the wind added for free.

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  3. Yeah rain and wind. Yippie!!!

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  4. I believe Huawei also tried Grenoble...does this mean its not happening in GNB now?

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  5. They are trying to get more r&d resources for almost everywhere after aborting their r&d center in silicon valley, specially in Europe.

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  6. In the North part of Belgium and in the Shouth part of the Netherlands, we do have a lot of imaging activities going on : several design houses for CIS, several camera manufacturers and research centers. Probably this is the result of very early imaging activities at the University of Leuven and at Philips Research in Eindhoven.
    But here is my question : in the case company X wants to start an R&D center for imaging, should one go to this region where there is already a lot of imaging activities and competition to get the right people on board, or should one go to a region where less imaging activities are taking place ?

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    1. The answer is it depends. If the imaging domains or applications a company is trying to chase are new for it, it better goes to an imaging hub to ensure success. But, if it already has a lot of background in the planned activities, then it can taste success irrespective of location.

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    2. It is a challenge, expensive and time consuming to get employees to move. So locating where you can hire people already living in the area makes a lot of sense. (e.g. Gigajot moving from NH to Pasadena CA 2 yrs ago.) If you think you can home-grow a new team in a new location then anywhere with latent local talent is also possible (e.g., Photobit Oslo office circa 2000). Hiring great people is the key to success, and going to where they are increases the likelihood of being able to hire those people.

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    3. For a prospective employee, it is also a safer choice to move to an area with multiple potential employers.

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  7. Apple did put a team in Grenoble close to ST, Huawei now put a team in Brussel close to Sony depth sensing solution. Interesting to measure the importance of 3D sensing technology and the implication of the OEMs all the way to chip design level. Next step a team from LG in Dresden ?

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  8. Huawei has already a 'sensor' team in Grenoble. They are actively recruiting there too.

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  9. Well, as far as I know this is not new.
    I was interviewed already 2 years ago regarding a similar position in the same location

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  10. I would stay clear of this place. Just have a look at glassdoor to understand. Typical mind set of senior management treating employees like crap. I was there for an interview, probably the worse interview in my life. No show of respect at all.

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  11. Huawei is running a stealership location, nothing more...

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    1. What to steal? CIS business is dominated by Asian companies.

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