Life @ Accton

Jerry Hsu

Accton is where I practice what I learned and expand my knowledge beyond limits, day after day. I fell in love with the field of SI/PI when I read Eric Bogatin’s Signal and Power Integrity – Simplified and through my mentor, Professor Sung-Mao Wu. Before Accton, I was a Package Substrate Design SI/PI engineer at an IC design house, solely in charge of all SI/PI design. By the third year in the job, I realized a career move was the best way to advance my SI/PI skills. That’s when I joined Accton, a company with leading-edge technologies in network switch products and where I can further improve my SI/PI knowledge. Some say “SI/PI is just simulation analysis,” but I think that’s a misunderstanding of the field and the role. SI/PI engineers are leaders and must know how to guide projects, which is a skill I’ve been developing at Accton. Upon receiving an RFP (request for proposal), our team must assess critical hardware specs: Length of the 400G trace? What’s the gap between lanes? Which dielectric materials to use? SMT or Press-fit connectors? How to design the breakout area? Which via pattern is adequate? How many power layers? What’s the optimal placement for the DC/DC converter? All this – and more – happens during the RFP stage. We also have to conduct pre-layout and post-layout simulations, write layout constraints, and compare simulations with measurements.

SI/PI Engineer

In my spare time, I play softball as an outfielder and cleanup hitter. While in college, and together with a group of friends, we started a softball team and practiced every day. Losing games and getting injured didn’t hinder our love for the sport. We won the National Softball League after ten years of diligent practice! Both the experience on the field and at the office reminds me of the importance of teamwork. What I enjoy most about teamwork in sports and at work is that teams are fully engaged, and teammates encourage each other all the time. I believe that if we trust each other and work towards a common goal, we can achieve great success. Accton is the world-leading architect, developer, and manufacturer of network switch products. We are now developing next-generation switches where high-speed signal integrity, low voltage, high-current power integrity are the keys to success.

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SI/PI Engineer

In my spare time, I play softball as an outfielder and cleanup hitter. While in college, and together with a group of friends, we started a softball team and practiced every day. Losing games and getting injured didn’t hinder our love for the sport. We won the National Softball League after ten years of diligent practice! Both the experience on the field and at the office reminds me of the importance of teamwork. What I enjoy most about teamwork in sports and at work is that teams are fully engaged, and teammates encourage each other all the time. I believe that if we trust each other and work towards a common goal, we can achieve great success. Accton is the world-leading architect, developer, and manufacturer of network switch products. We are now developing next-generation switches where high-speed signal integrity, low voltage, high-current power integrity are the keys to success.

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Roger Yeh

I joined Accton after ten years of experience working for three different server ODM manufacturers. I was thrilled about the opportunity to lead Accton’s thermal design team because the company is such a household name in the networking industry. The first step in designing thermal solutions for new products involves using advanced simulation tools. This is when we determine the optimal placement and select appropriate thermal devices, including heatsinks and fans. Then we have the final solution manufactured and run extensive heatsink verifications and in-depth loading force investigations. My experience in server manufacture gives us a clear competitive as network switches evolve and increase in design complexity. We are better equipped to offer our customers advanced cooling solutions, supported by rigorous validity and reliability tests. These solutions range from new, energy-efficient fan control algorithms to liquid cooling systems. Other than network switches, we also engineer cooling solutions for storage products, servers, server-switches, NIC cards, and other secret projects.

Thermal Design Dept. Manager

Accton is not only providing ODM services to the biggest brands in the world. Accton is also one of the main contributors to the open hardware space. This critical difference, compared to other manufacturers, means that Accton engineers can gain complete knowledge of product development and manufacturing processes. The thermal team’s involvement starts in the early request for information (RFI), request for quotation (RFQ) stages, and continues all the way through new product introduction (NPI). I make sure every one of the 15 engineers has the chance to work directly with customers from around the world to develop sharp business skills on top of their already proven lab and technical expertise. Every day, I hope to inspire the team to follow the motto “Work Smart, Play Hard.” It’s essential to keep a healthy balance between work, family, and hobbies. As a father, husband, manager, and pro cyclist myself, I understand the importance of a healthy body and a healthy mind. At Accton, there are no rules to limit what you can create, and you can truly leave your mark on every product. The thermal team welcomes you to challenge yourself, challenge the world, and aim for the infinite.

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Thermal Design Dept. Manager

Accton is not only providing ODM services to the biggest brands in the world. Accton is also one of the main contributors to the open hardware space. This critical difference, compared to other manufacturers, means that Accton engineers can gain complete knowledge of product development and manufacturing processes. The thermal team’s involvement starts in the early request for information (RFI), request for quotation (RFQ) stages, and continues all the way through new product introduction (NPI). I make sure every one of the 15 engineers has the chance to work directly with customers from around the world to develop sharp business skills on top of their already proven lab and technical expertise. Every day, I hope to inspire the team to follow the motto “Work Smart, Play Hard.” It’s essential to keep a healthy balance between work, family, and hobbies. As a father, husband, manager, and pro cyclist myself, I understand the importance of a healthy body and a healthy mind. At Accton, there are no rules to limit what you can create, and you can truly leave your mark on every product. The thermal team welcomes you to challenge yourself, challenge the world, and aim for the infinite.

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Paulina Lin

The ambition of becoming a great engineer began at a young age, inspired by family tradition. I was outnumbered in school and the only female engineer on the team at the start of my career. Managers refused to see how much I could bring to the team and often assigned me to support other groups. I kept working independently, honing my engineering skills. After years of sweat, tears, and crucial professional moves, the long-sought-after recognition started to emerge. My design solutions were finally being appreciated, and as a result, my performance was exceeding all expectations. With renewed support from managers, I was assigned to design projects built using the latest technologies available at the time. For one of those projects, an eight-layer storage solution, I developed methods to resolve cross-talk issues and reduce power dissipation. To this day, these are some of the most complex challenges found in signal integrity and high-end transistor technology. The product debuted on the Apple store and was distinguished among 500 competitors to receive the Best Choice Golden Award from Computex (a leading global ICT and IoT tradeshow).

Project Leader and Senior Engineer

I joined Accton as a Project Leader to oversee the development of cutting-edge data center solutions for our Tier-1 customers. In collaboration with hardware and software engineers, product managers, as well as colleagues from the quality department and manufacturing center, we continuously debug, redesign, and improve yield rates of our products. Adding to this company-wide collaboration, I have the chance to communicate with customers directly and to travel internationally to support them at their state-of-the-art sites. In short, working at Accton has been quite challenging and extremely rewarding. I am grateful that my managers provide me opportunities to lead, which help expand my professional skillset and fulfill my ambitions.

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Project Leader and Senior Engineer

I joined Accton as a Project Leader to oversee the development of cutting-edge data center solutions for our Tier-1 customers. In collaboration with hardware and software engineers, product managers, as well as colleagues from the quality department and manufacturing center, we continuously debug, redesign, and improve yield rates of our products. Adding to this company-wide collaboration, I have the chance to communicate with customers directly and to travel internationally to support them at their state-of-the-art sites. In short, working at Accton has been quite challenging and extremely rewarding. I am grateful that my managers provide me opportunities to lead, which help expand my professional skillset and fulfill my ambitions.

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Shane Chen

Before I joined Accton, I was a researcher in the field of signal integrity at the Chung Yuan Christian University’s APEMC Lab. At Accton, I have been working as an SI/PI engineer, responsible for design and product development. People often assume the simulation engineer role consists of the interpretation of simulation results, endless trial and error, and extensive reports. This approach is no longer the norm because ever-increasing high speed, high bandwidth products require innovative and more advanced analysis methodologies. As Accton continues to cement a leadership position in the industry, I envision great possibilities for engineers that want to join us and be at the forefront of this exciting field. Accton is excellent at providing a variety of internal and external training opportunities, including courses offered by software partners, international seminars, as well as through our own internal lecturer program and the online learning platform. It is my firm belief that a passionate SI/PI engineer would be making the right career move by joining Accton. Here, we have plenty of opportunities to research advanced fields, learn new skills, and continuously acquire state-of-the-art knowledge related to our profession.

Advanced SI/PI Engineer

Some of my favorite aspects of working at Accton include learning cutting-edge technologies, collaborating with best-in-class EDA software vendors during product development, and having the opportunity to present our research at renowned international seminars such as DesignCon, APEMC, EDI Con, SPI, and others. Working at Accton allows me to develop and expand my professional skills in alignment with my career goals. Accton has demonstrated a complete understanding of upstream, midstream, and downstream networking products. Our customers, our partners, and even government agencies recognize the excellent design and development capabilities of our R&D teams. Moreover, as the ODM/OEM landscape is essentially value-driven, we also learn how to execute rigorous budget analysis and develop automation tools that save precious time.

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Advanced SI/PI Engineer

Some of my favorite aspects of working at Accton include learning cutting-edge technologies, collaborating with best-in-class EDA software vendors during product development, and having the opportunity to present our research at renowned international seminars such as DesignCon, APEMC, EDI Con, SPI, and others. Working at Accton allows me to develop and expand my professional skills in alignment with my career goals. Accton has demonstrated a complete understanding of upstream, midstream, and downstream networking products. Our customers, our partners, and even government agencies recognize the excellent design and development capabilities of our R&D teams. Moreover, as the ODM/OEM landscape is essentially value-driven, we also learn how to execute rigorous budget analysis and develop automation tools that save precious time.

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Raul Lozano

Before I came to Accton, I was principal signal integrity engineer at Ericsson working on advanced routers, tackling signal and power integrity challenges I’ve never had before. At Accton my signal integrity team works on even more advanced technology such as 56G PAM4 and the fastest memory interface designs. Early this year Accton was the first company to offer networking products using this technology to the market. Now, we are working on next generation products, where the signal and power integrity challenges are by far the most complex ever. Working at Accton is one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had because in addition to the technical challenges, there is an environment of tremendous respect, kindness, and dedication to work as a team.

Sr. Engineering Director

The team goes beyond what the simulation tools can do, and often contribute to key simulation tool companies with new ideas on how to improve analysis methodologies. The outcome has been new features in advanced 2.5D/3D electromagnetic field solvers among others. In addition to tackling the most exciting problems in signal and power integrity, team members also teach SI/PI to other engineering teams within the organization and participate at conferences presenting their advanced skills and methods. At Accton, we are at the forefront of technology in networking product offerings as well as signal and power integrity challenges. It is the most exciting place to work for a signal or power integrity engineer.

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Sr. Engineering Director

The team goes beyond what the simulation tools can do, and often contribute to key simulation tool companies with new ideas on how to improve analysis methodologies. The outcome has been new features in advanced 2.5D/3D electromagnetic field solvers among others. In addition to tackling the most exciting problems in signal and power integrity, team members also teach SI/PI to other engineering teams within the organization and participate at conferences presenting their advanced skills and methods. At Accton, we are at the forefront of technology in networking product offerings as well as signal and power integrity challenges. It is the most exciting place to work for a signal or power integrity engineer.

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