Internship: signal improvement of level sensor software simulator
Research & Development
Computer Science & Software Engineering
In a nutshell
Research & Development
No experience (Student)
Computer Science & Software Engineering, Optics
Are you a Bachelor student in Software Engineering with an interest in efficient signal simulation and generation? Then this apprentice / graduation assignment could be interesting for you.
ASML is market leader in high-end exposure tools for the chip industry. A sub-function of this tool is the level sensor that measures the height profile of a wafer to be exposed with nanometer accuracy. For test and verification purposes a software model has been made that (partly) simulates the optics and hardware of this level sensor. This gives us the advantage that we can do a lot of testing and verification without requiring a real machine. The output signals of this simulator are generated via a software algorithm. For most applications these signals are good enough but for a few applications they are not good enough and also certain phenomena like optical crosstalk are not simulated. To improve the output signals there is the idea to gather data from real machines and use this data in the simulator to generate the output signals of the simulator by means of eg a lookup table.
• Create the design for efficient storage and usage of a dataset within the simulator;
• Create different datasets to be used in the simulator (different level sensor types, different applications);
• Adapt the simulator software to use the datasets, to select a different dataset and to provide a way to load user defined datasets;
• Test and verify the software implementation.
You are a Bachelor’s student in Software Engineering with an affinity with efficient (= fast) signal simulation and generation. Experience with programming languages C and Python is required. Furthermore, you can work accurate and you design and create software with quality in mind. In addition, you have good communication skills whereby English is required, both written as verbally.
This is an apprentice / graduation internship for 5 days a week with a minimum duration of 3 months and a maximum duration of 6 months.
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.
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 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?