San Jose - CA, US
ASML brings together the most creative minds in science and technology to develop lithography machines that are key to producing faster, cheaper, more energy-efficient microchips. We design, develop, integrate, market and service these advanced machines, which enable our customers - the world’s leading chipmakers – to reduce the size and increase the functionality of their microchips, which in turn leads to smaller, more powerful consumer electronics. Our headquarters are in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, and we have 18 office locations around the United States including main offices in Wilton, CT, Chandler, AZ and San Jose, CA.
We are proud of bringing together the brightest minds all over the world to tackle the most challenging problems in making faster and smaller chips. As part of our team, you will have the opportunity to go beyond yourself in developing more advanced techniques and push the technology boundaries.
ASML San Jose, CA is an industry leader in computational lithography for integrated circuits. Our Tachyon platform enables capabilities that address chip design, photomask making and wafer printing for semiconductor manufacturing and the LithoTuner platform enables lithography optimization for ASML’s leading photo lithography tools, known as ‘scanners’.
Hermes Microvision, Inc. (HMI), an ASML company, is a leading supplier of advanced e-beam inspection and pattern verification systems used for advanced semiconductor devices. HMI has multiple years of e-beam application experience and leadership in semiconductor factories, focused on high resolution and voltage contrast imaging. As part of ASML, HMI will boost ASML’s holistic lithographic portfolio of (i) lithography exposure systems, (ii) computational lithography and (iii) metrology. Between these three cornerstones ASML offers application products for process window enhancement, control and detection. As part of our team, you will have the opportunity to go beyond yourself in developing more advanced techniques and pushing the boundaries of technology. Pattern Fidelity Metrology enables the prediction and reduction of defects, as well as yield improvement through the combined use of ASML models, metrology data, and scanner control.
We are seeking candidates to join a team of engineers developing new leading-edge products. Pattern Fidelity Metrology, or PFM, provides maps of pattern defects and out-of-spec patterns for every wafer processed in the Fab. PFM uses state-of-the-art electron-beam inspection systems to verify locations where patterns are predicted to be out-of-spec. For prediction, PFM relies on a combination of full-chip computational lithography to identify patterns most sensitive to process variability, as well as wafer Metro-logy data to map out process variations on every wafer.
The successful candidate will report to HMI’s PFM product engineering manager and work with the team to solve the challenges associated with finding critical defects at the 10-nm node and below.
In general, the product engineers’ function is to develop and to support customer applications. As such, product engineers own the functional specifications of new products, their functional and integration testing, as well as the development of best practices for standard or customized applications. They also provide 2nd line support for established products.
Specific responsibilities of the candidate will include: (i) Interacting with customers to gain understanding of their technical requirements and effectively translating these requirements onto new product specifications; (ii) Helping conduct feasibility studies; (iii) Determining best practices for new products; (iv) Responsibility for new product introductions; (v) Performing acceptance tests; and (vi) Conducting customer engagement projects to demonstrate the performance of our products.
• M.Sc. and above in Electrical Engineering, Physics, and/or Chemical Engineering or equivalent experience
• IC manufacturing, semiconductor process technology, and related fields
• 3 or more years of experience in engineering in semiconductor environment with a strong emphasis on lithography, defect metrology, and/or semiconductor process.
• Hands on experience with lithography, metrology simulation, and analysis tools required.
• Script level programming skills.
• Insight into leading-edge chipmakers’ needs in terms of software, data analysis tools and control strategies
• Knowledge of optical physics and imaging and semiconductor process technology.
• Must able to work independently and also effectively as a member of a team.
Must able to work independently and also effectively as a member of a team.
Context of the position
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
This position primarily works in an office environment. It requires frequent sitting, standing and walking. Daily use of a computer is required. May stand for extended periods when facilitating meetings.
The physical demands of the position described herein are essential functions of the job and employees must be able to successfully perform these tasks for extended periods. Reasonable accommodations may be made for those individuals with real or perceived disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job described.
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