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Created in 2013 and based in Sophia Antipolis, Texplained is the reference in Integrated Circuit Reverse Engineering and Analysis. Our company offers a broad range of services and products to extract data from Integrated Circuits.

Equipped with cutting-edge equipments (SEMs, FIB, Plasma Etcher, etc.) and proprietary tools dedicated to IC Reverse Engineering, analysis and data extraction, we accompany chip makers, governments and other OEMs, in their mission to explore the hardware, look for Backdoors and recover embedded data as well as digital evidence from encrypted devices.

In the context of our development, we have several open positions.

In particular, we are looking for a Failure Analysis Engineer who’s mission will mainly consist in preparing, imaging and modifying Integrated Circuits in the context of their reverse engineering.



In the context of its partnership with CEA (French Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique), and for IC Reverse Engineering purposes, Texplained is hiring a failure analysis engineer.

Your main mission will consist in deprocessing and SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) imaging Integrated Circuits of all kinds, and elaborate new recipes and methods to deal with the latest technologies. Your job will also consist in modifying the electronic components thanks to the use of a Focused Ion Beam (FIB).

Your are graduated in the filed of microelectronics, and have a solid experience in sample preparation and SEM imagery of different types of chips, with the level of quality that is required for image processing purpose.

In order to perform and customize the sample preparation job, you will have access to a diversity of lab equipments such as a Plasma etcher, mechanical polishers, chemistry, a broad beam, etc.

For the imagery, you will operate different SEMs.

Concerning the Circuit Edit, you will have access to our FIB.

This job requires a deep knowledge of semiconductor physics and an experience in using the lab equipments involved in the failure analysis tasks.

Unless you have the required skills to realize the IC FIB Editing, you will be trained to that part of the job, including the manipulation of the FIB.

Well organized, you are also very rigorous and methodical.



  • School curriculum: Microelectronics
  • Knowledge: Semiconductor physics
  • Work experience: IC deprocessing and imagery for failure analysis and/or Reverse Engineering purposes 
  • Know-how-to-be: rigoureux, organized, methodical, creative, curious

If you are interested, you are invited to send your application right now to:

Location: Sophia Antipolis

Application - Failure Analysis Engineer

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