National Engineers Week takes place this year from February 27th until March 5th. The week-long festival of nationwide events, of which Intel is a proud supporter, celebrates the world of engineering. 63% of all Intel employees are engineers and to coincide with Engineers Week, Intel Ireland will share our #HowIBecameanEngineer series. The series shares an insight into the many different and diverse pathways that can lead to a career in engineering. Next in the series is Fabio Galanello, a Process Engineer in the Dry Etch group in Fab 24, who shares an insight into how he became an engineer.
Can you tell us about your pathway to engineering and what your role at Intel involves?
I am an electronic engineer graduated in Rome with a specialisation in microelectronics.
I joined Intel in 2011 as a Process Engineer in Dry Etch. Before joining Intel, I worked for about 8 years in another semiconductors chip manufacturing site in Italy owned by Micron Technology where the job was similar but on older technology.
Today I work in Yield Analysis and I’m in daily contact with the Intel team in Portland, Oregon to help develop new technology nodes. This is an exciting time with a lot to study and to learn pushing physics limit boundaries.
During my almost 10 years in Intel I had several interesting work experiences, both as a process engineer and as a yield data analyst. As a process engineer, I had the opportunity to work in the cleanroom, to learn about manufacturing tools (including training in Texas) and run many experiments that involved testing different plasma reactions. I spent more than 2 years in Arizona and in Oregon to help the Intel Fabs to ramp new products and to learn and transfer the new processes in Ireland. This was also a great life experience for my entire family.
In yield analysis I could get a broader knowledge of the entire manufacturing process and help to make the process more robust. You can interact with different working groups, make new teams, and know people with different skills and knowledge that you can learn.
On this job there is no limit on how much you can learn and how much you can contribute to technology development and Intel’s future.
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