20 days ago - req15917

Internship: Feasibility study on the use of smart sensors and actuators

Electrical engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Electrical engineering


Are you a Bachelor student in Electrical Engineering? Are you interested in industrial engineering and do you want to be part of the industry 4.0? Then this assignment could be interesting for you.

Job Mission

In the Imaging Electronics for EUV group we have developed dedicated electronics in the past to read out analog sensors. For the new generation of scanners we want to move away from custom-made electronics and look for off-the-shelf solutions. Using smart sensors and actuators based on the IO-link standard (IEC 61131-9) seems to be a viable option.

Job Description

This assignment is about studying the use of these new smart sensors. You will do this by building a demonstrator with at least one IO-link sensor and actuator and control them via a field bus. Additionally, you will investigate the maturity and robustness of the IO-link standard. Eventually you will present an overview of the benefits and concerns of using this connection technology in an ASML scanner.


You are a Bachelor student in Electrical Engineering with a strong interest in industrial engineering. Experience or affinity with control technology is preferred. Personality wise, you should be curious and independent. The English language is required.

This is a Bachelor apprentice or graduation internship for 5 days a week with duration of 6 months. The start date is as of September 2020.

Please keep in mind that we can only consider students (who are enrolled at a school during the whole internship period) for our internships and graduation assignments.

Other information

What ASML offers
Your internship will be in one of the leading Dutch corporations, gaining valuable experience in a highly dynamic environment. You will receive a monthly internship allowance of 500 euro (maximum), plus a possible housing or travel allowance. In addition, you’ll get expert, practical guidance and the chance to work in and experience a dynamic, innovative team environment.

ASML: Be part of progress
We make machines that make chips – the hearts of the devices that keep us informed, entertained and safe; that improve our quality of life and help to tackle the world’s toughest problems.

We build some of the most amazing machines that you will ever see, and the software to run them. Never satisfied, we measure our performance in units that begin with pico or nano.

We believe we can always do better. We believe the winning idea can come from anyone. We love what we do – not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard.

Students: Getting ready for real-world R&D
Pushing technology further is teamwork, and our R&D team is more than 5,500 people strong, with major sites on three continents. Dozens of diverse, interdisciplinary teams work in parallel to meet a challenging development schedule.

In such an environment, your colleagues may be sitting next door, or they could be thousands of kilometers away in a different country, or even working for a different company.

An internship at ASML is your opportunity to get to know this world of industrial-strength R&D and get a feel for that excites you most. Will you design a part of the machine, or make sure it gets built to the tightest possible specifications? Will you write software that drives the system to its best performance, or work side-by-side with the engineers of our customers in a fab, optimizing a system to the requirements of the customer?

How will you be part of progress?