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Physics | Electronics Internship: Investigation of fabrication flows of integrated circuits

Research & development

Electrical engineering


Computer science & software engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Electrical engineering, Physics, Computer science & software engineering


Are you a Master student in Physics or Electronics and looking for a graduation project? Do you enjoy 3D visualization (3D CAD tool) and problem-solving with experts? Then this internship could be interesting for you!

Job Mission

In the Patterning group, we develop methodologies to analyze, monitor and ultimately improve the performance of the critical fabrication steps of integrated circuits.
A key part of this work consist of (1) understanding the integration flows adopted by customers, (2) knowing the sources of variations that can lead to failure, (3) assessing the impact of the sources of variations on customer yield, (4) being able to recognize the advantages and disadvantages of different fabrication flows.

Joining our Patterning group, you will support the development of the fabrication process flow for the most advanced and complex integrated circuits.

Job Description

Under the supervision of your mentor, you will:

  • Understand a series of fabrication process flows (patterning schemes) and the related failure mechanisms
  • Learn what are the yield tests executed in device fabrication and which failure mechanisms they detect
  • Create schematics of the process flows (using provided 3D simulator tool)
  • With the same tool, introduce variations in the process flows to demonstrate how the failure mechanisms link to yield
  • Draw conclusions on each use case (most suitable patterning scheme, most critical source of variation, correlation to yield)
  • Discuss with patterning experts to define recommendations


  • You have a background in physics, electronics or similar
  • You are looking to do your master graduation project
  • You have knowledge of Python or Julia
  • You have basic understanding semiconductor process
  • You are someone who enjoy 3D visualization (3D CAD tool) and problem-solving with experts
  • You are available for minimum 6 months (preferably 9) and for 4/5 days a week
  • You are available to start as soon as possible

Please note that we can only consider students who are enrolled at a school for the entire duration of the internship

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 based on your educational level and number of days per week, plus a possible housing or travel allowance. More information on the allowances can be found on our website. In addition you will 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 applications 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. At ASML we are always pushing technology further.

Students: Getting ready for the real-world
Teamwork is key within ASML. Our R&D team is more than 5,500 people strong and worldwide we form one big team with over 25,000 employees. These colleagues have 123 different nationalities and work at our major sites on three continents.

Dozens of diverse, interdisciplinary teams work in parallel to meet a challenging development schedule. In this inspiring 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 and get a feel for that excites you most. Use your education, gain real-life working experience and explore the world of high-tech – all at the same time.

How will you be part of progress?