KLA Careers

Product Marketing Manager

Company Overview

Calling the adventurers ready to join a company that's pushing the limits of nanotechnology to keep the digital revolution rolling. At KLA, we're making technology advancements that are bigger—and tinier—than the world has ever seen.

Who are we?  We research, develop, and manufacture the world's most advanced inspection and measurement equipment for the semiconductor and nanoelectronics industries. We enable the digital age by pushing the boundaries of technology, creating tools capable of finding defects smaller than a wavelength of visible light. We create smarter processes so that technology leaders can manufacture high-performance chips—the kind in that phone in your pocket, the tablet on your desk and nearly every electronic device you own—faster and better. We're passionate about creating solutions that drive progress and help people do what wouldn't be possible without us.  The future is calling. Will you answer?

Group/Division

With over 40 years of semiconductor process control experience, chipmakers around the globe rely on KLA to ensure that their fabs ramp next-generation devices to volume production quickly and cost-effectively. Enabling the movement towards advanced chip design, KLA's Global Products Group (GPG), which is responsible for creating all of KLA’s metrology and inspection products, is looking for the best and the brightest research scientist, software engineers, application development engineers, and senior product technology process engineers.

SFS/ADE group develops products that help enable wafer geometry control for both patterned and unpatterned wafers.These products are Pattern Wafer Geometry (PWG), WaferSight (WS), and FabVision.
PWG is a single-tool measurement solution for stress-induced wafer shape changes, shape-induced overlay prediction, wafer thickness variation and front and back-side topography.
PWG enables faster process ramp by enabling shape and topography-based use cases in overlay control, litho focus window control and in-line process monitoring for processes such as thin films, etch, CMP and RTP.
WS is a high precision high accuracy bare wafer shape and topography measurement system. It is primarily used for quality control metrology of advanced silicon wafers, measuring flatness requirements to today's most stringent specifications.
FabVision is an automated defect data analysis module and data management system that helps wafer supplier fabs monitor their processes, and identify excursions using inspection and metrology data. Featuring easy integration with several defect inspectors and metrology systems.

Responsibilities

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY:

Responsible for assessment of existing and potential markets, product lifecycle planning, Customer requirement analysis, product value proposition and pricing analysis, marketing campaign to increase product adoption and penetration, competition management, coordination of technical product development. Activities may include technical sales support; product promotion; competition analysis and competitive strategy development; Market research and directing the development of company market requirements for specific product(s) or product line(s); Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.

Product ownership

 Owns market research, monitor competitive activity, and identify customer needs.

  • Direct the development of market requirements for specific product(s) or product line(s), including product strategy definition, requirements analysis, and pricing.
  • Represents marketing in product life cycle meetings and coordinate with engineering, manufacturing and sales to enhance products.

Account Ownership

PMM will be responsible for business objectives of certain regions/accounts and support pre-sales as well as after sales projects.

  • Develops technical product presentations, and presents to key customers.
  • Define product adoption strategies for the specific accounts, together with regional teams. Creates product value and promote the value to customers.
  • PMM will act as point of contact between customer and division and need to work closely with regional teams

Qualifications

3+ years experience in semiconductor equipment business. Semiconductor process experience is preferred.

Experience should include the following:

  • Semiconductor cleanroom/fab process knowledge in CVD, PVD, Overlay or Lithography.
  • Delivering technical presentations;
  • Semiconductor customer engagements;
  • Ability to perform market analysis by compiling customer information and industry reports. Develop capacity models that can help with forecasting product demand. Familiarity with using MS Excel is important.
  • Applications development in metrology or inspection;
  • Competition analysis;
  • Preparation of executive summaries; 

Minimum Qualifications

Master's Level Degree with at least 2 years of experience. OR Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 5 years of experience.

Willingness to travel for business 30~50% of the time.

Equal Employment Opportunity

KLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.