Since the closure of the SAMES manufacturing facility, ICDC has moved its premises to Persequor Technopark in Pretoria, South Africa. This conveniently situated, high-tech corporate park can be found over the road from the CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research), and across the highway from the nearby Innovation Hub. We are less than 50km (via a main highway) from OR Tambo International Airport, approximately 5km from the Hatfield Gautrain Station, and around 8km from the University of Pretoria.

ICDC continually seeks specialised people who are made of the “right stuff” to join the company, ultimately strengthening our reputation as a globally recognised supplier of standard and customer-specific integrated circuit products.

As a relatively small but well-established company, ICDC offers a stimulating working environment where continued learning is encouraged, and where versatile professional engineers are able to take on a wide range of disciplines and tasks involved with semiconductor circuit design — from complex CMOS analogue design to the development of software modelling and test programs for production purposes. Suitably qualified and experienced electronic engineers can apply for employment on either a permanent or a contract basis. Undoubtedly, contract appointments give incumbents from overseas an excellent opportunity to explore South Africa and enjoy the unique African experience!

Currently, permanent or contract vacancies exist for the following positions:


Candidates for this position can look forward to working in a sophisticated design environment using state-of-the-art CAD systems, contributing their experience and skills in analogue, digital and mixed signal IC design to the different product teams.

The prospective Integrated Circuit Design Engineer will play an integral role in the design, development and characterisation of new models and devices, the performance of feasibility studies, computer simulations, and layout and project documentation.

As a minimum qualification, the incumbent should have a Bachelor degree in Electronic Engineering. While a Master’s degree in Micro-electronics would be the ideal, suitable experience in IC design would be a strong recommendation. Someone with a solid sense of creativity and initiative will fit in well with our forward-thinking teams.


Besides filling various functions in an advanced design and product development environment, the successful applicant’s primary role will be to market the ICDC range of products locally and internationally.

Good communication and marketing skills are essential, and incumbents will occasionally travel overseas to attend trade exhibitions and visit customers. We are looking for an individual who will engage closely with customers, walking them through their requirements, translating these into product specifications, and thereafter preparing data sheets and application notes for the customer to use. The candidate will also assist the Marketing and Sales Manager with presentations, and with the accessing and developing of new markets. Furthermore, duties will include participation in the development, verification and evaluation of new designs, the development of demonstration systems for new products, customer support and the documentation of applications systems.

A Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering is the preferred qualification, but a Bachelor’s degree in Technology engineering will also be considered. Candidates with a minimum of two years in the design/testing of modern electronic equipment will have a distinct advantage, while a qualification in Marketing will be an additional advantage.


This position calls for a prospective engineer who is competent with high-tech testing equipment. Test Engineers are responsible for the verification of new designs for testability, and the development of test programs for a range of different automatic testing equipment.

Training will be provided, particularly on the automatic testing systems which play a major role in this sphere of work. The successful applicant will enjoy contributing to the development of new designs and to the support of existing products, while working in a team driven environment. This means that good communication skills are essential for effective engagement with fellow team members. In addition, the candidate will be expected to keep themselves up-to-date with the continuous advances in technology, especially in micro-electronics.

The candidate’s responsibilities will include the design and implementation of test hardware and software on state-of-the-art ATE testing equipment for testing of digital and mixed-signal integrated circuits, as well as liaising with our customers around the testing of new and existing products. There will also be a focus on product engineering activities such as product characterisation and yield analysis accompanied by effective solutions to improve them. Product support and the compiling of product documentation is an additional requirement for this position.

We are interested in a person who holds a minimum qualification of a Bachelors’ degree in Electronic Engineering, and who has some hands-on experience in product design, mixed-signal test development, proficiency in MS Software, programming and debugging in C++ and experience with PCB board/layout design techniques.

If any of these positions sound like a good fit, please forward a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae to us via e-mail, fax or post:

The Human Resources Manager
PO Box 15888,
Lynn East, Pretoria
South Africa

E-mail: hr@sames.co.za

Fax: +27 12 333-6393
Tel: +27 12 333-6021