Job listing reveals Intel is designing a next-generation CPU architecture

Posted on Monday, Jul 03 2017 @ 16:19 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Dutch tech site Hardware.Info discovered that Intel had a job listing for a core IP design engineer to join the Hillsboro, Oregon team. The interesting thing here is that this listing contains the first confirmation that Intel is developing a next-generation CPU architecture. The job has expired but a couple of quick Google searches reveal the original listing was posted about seven months ago.

The Hillsboro team is working on what may become Intel's next big design. The job listing reveals the goal is to "build a revolutionary microprocessor core to power the next decade of computing." Intel's first Core processors arrived in 2006 and all generations since then have been further developed versions of the same design.

It's still a mystery when we can expect the first next-gen processors from Intel but they're probably more than three years away from us. Based on current roadmaps, Intel still has Coffee Lake (2017), Cannonlake (2017), Icelake (2019) and Tigerlake (2020) in its pipeline.
Job ID: JR0005929
Job Category: Engineering
Primary Location: Hillsboro, OR
Job Type: College Grad NGC Core IP Design Engineer

Job Description:
If you are passionate about seeing your ideas go from white board to billions of pieces of silicon, join the ground floor of Intel's next generation CPU design team in Hillsboro, Oregon. Our goal: to build a revolutionary microprocessor core to power the next decade of computing and create experiences we have yet to dream up. We're looking for micro-architecture, logic design and high-speed circuit design talent to help us reinvent the Core IP. Start the journey with us! As a core IP design engineer, your responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:Selecting, designing and delivering a microarchitecture, methodology, or other significant aspect of a high performance CPU Core IP design with a high degree of independence.Analyzing multiple arch, uarch and circuit options to find the optimal design point considering power/performance/area/cost tradeoffsDeveloping a functional block/unit RTL model then integrating and validating.Implementing and simulating high performance, power optimized circuits, ranging from full custom through full synthesis, meeting all product design and quality requirements. Contributing to the circuit layout physical implementation and block integration with technicians.As an ideal candidate you exhibit behavioral traits that indicate:Ability to use sound methods and data to test new ideas and a desire to have your own ideas be similarly challenged by others.Willingness to work with others in a highly complex decision space filled with ambiguity.Propensity to thrive in a fast-paced, startup like environment.Strong verbal and written communication and collaboration skills.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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