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Microchip Technology Senior Manager - Product Line in Lowell, Massachusetts


Essential Duties:

  • The PLM manages and coordinates all major aspects of the product lines in a matrixed environment supported by a cross functional team of Engineers, technicians and Product Marketing professionals.

  • The Product Line Manager will be responsible for the program management of new product development, product lifecycle management and factory technical product support within the structure of the RF/Microwave Business Unit.

  • Works with engineering, manufacturing and sales to develop new products or enhance existing products through yield enhancement programs, standard cost management etc.


  • Responsible for the GaAs MMIC, SiGe Prescalar and Gunn Diode Product Lines

  • Manage the overall product life cycle, from product concept through product design, validation, qualification, production documentation and NPI (with production/operations).

  • Collaborate with Product Marketing to develop New Product Development Plans, Customer Proposals, definition of custom developments, Product Pricing and competitor analysis.

  • Evaluate and recommend marketing opportunities consistent with product line objectives.

  • Analyze product yield and prioritize and drive specific yield improvement programs.

  • Review all RMAs and manage the Failure Analysis process through the relevant departments.

  • Prepare materials for internal and external presentations on products, business plans and management.

  • Monitor competitive activity and participate in product requirements analysis and identifying customer needs.

  • Communicate customer feedback to engineering, manufacturing and sales to enhance existing products and product lines.

  • Visit and support customers as required to achieve product sales goals.


  • BSEE or related engineering degree required, MSEE preferred

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in RF engineering and Product Line Management roles in a semiconductor environment.

  • Prior technical leadership or development experience

  • Strong working knowledge of RF circuitry and prior experience in MMIC design, product life-cycle and implementation

  • Must possess proven abilities in product qualification process and planning/executing NPIs.

  • Expertise in characterization data collection/crunching and statistical capability analysis using common tools such as Excel, Datapower or DataConductor.

  • Strong failure analysis techniques along with problem solving and troubleshooting skills and a proven track record of identifying and resolving device performance and yield issues related to design, test, package, or process issues.

  • Demonstrated project management skills with a proven ability to deliver on commitments and complete multiple projects on schedule.

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with ability to prepare and present technical data and report on complex engineering concepts.

  • Outstanding ability to build and develop a strong rapport quickly with individuals of all levels

  • Proven ability to manage in a matrixed organization.

  • Ability to work equally independently and as part of a team.

  • Able to learn quickly and independently and possess problem-solving skills

  • Must have strong skills in the use of MS Office software including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and Presentation skills

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 10% of the time.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge /experience using standard lab equipment; network analyzer, power meter, RF signal generator, Signal Analyzer, Phase Noise measurement equipment.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Microchip is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of Disabled / Veterans / Minorities / Women. We provide equal employment and affirmative action opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected under applicable federal, state or local laws.

For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to the EEO is the Law Poster and the EEO is the Law Poster Supplement. Please also refer to the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

Applicants with Disabilities

If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please send us an email here with "Applicant Accommodation Request" in the subject line of the email. Alternatively, you may call us at 480-730-7330 to let us know the nature of your request.