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Physics | Computer Science Internship: Improve accuracy of lithographic expose sequence simulation

Research & development


Computer science & software engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


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Physics, Computer science & software engineering


Are you a Bachelor graduation student or are you looking for a Master internship? Do you have a background in Physics, Computer Science or something related with project experience in Python? Then this internship could be interesting for you!

Type of internship: Bachelor graduation / Master apprentice

Duration: 4 - 6 months

Background Information

Metrology orchestrates the behavior of powerful mechatronic modules, so that together they achieve an extraordinary combination of speed and accuracy. It’s basically the brain of ASML lithography systems. To make sure our customer can keep printing smaller and smaller features on chips using our machines, we need people who can help us create next-generation metrology products.

The Expose Sequence team is like the conductor of all the actions while exposing wafers. Taking into account all interdependencies are satisfied, and optimizing for maximum wafer throughput, while ensuring minimum impact to overlay performance (e.g. due to thermal or timing effects). The team consists of functional members who study and prototype for an optimized lithographic exposure sequence, and SW members who implement it (in C/C++).

Your Assignment

On the functional side we collaborate with other teams to create tooling that aid our development of future generations of machines. We currently have simple sequence simulator (in Python) that interfaces with tools from other teams (alignment and thermal simulators). Your main task will be to help improve this tool to make it more realistic and thus useful e.g. adding realistic stage movements and step timings, analyzing actual machine data to verify and guide improvements.

Your Profile

• You are a Bachelor graduation student or a Master first year student in Physics, Computer Science or Engineering.
• Python knowledge is required (e.g. used before as hobby or for data analysis).
• MATLAB experience is preferred.
• Enthusiastic about the technology and bringing your own innovative ideas to the table.

This is a Bachelor graduation project or a Master apprentice internship for 4 to 6 months. The start date is as of August 2021.

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?