ASML is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chip-making equipment. Headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, ASML employs more than 16,500 people.
Our next-generation lithography systems use Extreme UltraViolet (EUV) radiation with a wavelength of just 13.5nm - this creates IC features of just 5nm. But when EUV hits photoresist, complex chemistry releases quite a few unwanted molecules: 2.0E14/cm^2 per second to be exact. And it's our chemistry engineers' job to ensure that these molecules don't build up on the systems optics and render a multi-million Euro machine useless. It's just one of the groundbreaking challenges you could be handling at ASML.
Making new breakthroughs
You could be analyzing TXRF, Raman FTIR or SEM/EDX results to understand the surface condition of a part and see what happens upon prolonged exposure to ultra-pure water. Or, if you are into photochemistry, you could be working with resist suppliers, helping them to develop new photo-reactive materials fit for use in tomorrow's lithography systems. You could find a way to keep particles from being generated or transported, or develop new methods for cleaning immersion systems with minimal downtime and without damaging the delicate optics or other system components.
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Put your chemistry skills to work
Put your general chemistry skills and knowledge to the test as a member or leader of one of our multidisciplinary teams. You will help design complete high-tech systems, you'll get involved in modeling thermo-chemical processes and work with experts - within ASML and outside, in your own field and others.
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