A UNIST Doctoral Candidate, Offered to Join Qualcomm

Heui In Yoon, who is a doctoral candidate within the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UNIST, is about to begin her new career as an expert in semiconductor integrated circuits layout design at Qualcomm, starting at the end of May, 2019.

Ms. Yoon will receive her PhD degree in the month of August, this year. Qualcomm has offered Ms. Yoon a job in last February, but waited until she finished her degree at UNIST. She is scheduled to leave the country at the end of May, after her thesis defense on May 7, 2019.

“This is a rare case for Qualcomm to offer a job to students before they finish their doctoral degrees,” says her supervisor, Professor Jaehyouk Choi (School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UNIST).”This is largely due to her outstanding performance and education at UNIST, as well as her experience while she was working as an intern at Qualcomm, last year.”

Ms. Yoon entered UNIST, as an undergraduate student in March 2011 and has been actively carrying out research on semiconductor circuit designs under the supervision of Professor Choi, since May 2012. Her eight year professional career as a semiconductor circuit designer has been full of awards, including several international awards and successful internships. She has been studying the “Frequency Synthesizer”, a circuit that is needed to send and receive signals on a communications chip. Frequency Synthesizer is a semiconductor circuit that generates and analyzes frequencies used by communication terminals such as smart phones to send and receive signals.