Acronym for Field Applications Engineer. Pros: you make a lot of money and get to have
a nice expense acocunt. Cons: you are the whipping boy for the rest of your Business Unit, you get blamed when deadlines get missed, the marketing guys
don't tell you anything or lie to you, your customers might be lying to you too, program management
doesn't give a shit
what you say despite their miserable
existences of making up fake dates
with no input from engineering, and all your projects blow up on you at once. Synonomyous with 'firefighter.'
FAE: So what's the new ship date for our customer
with the A1 silicon?
're taking B0 silicon, what the hell are you talking about
Program Management: Oh, we didn't tell the field about
up tapeout for A1. They
didn't need to know.
FAE: Did the verification
blue screen? I just talked to the customer
, and they
didn't. I can do it here in like, five minutes.
Program Management: Oh yea, it hasn't even entered the group yet. You need to stall the customer
until we get some bandwidth.