Achieving technological breakthroughs that enable the future

Who is Cymer?

Our mission? Keep Moore’s Law—the prediction that integrated circuits (ICs) would decrease in cost and increase in performance, two-fold, in roughly two-year increments–on track. You won’t see the Cymer logo on your cell phone, tablet, or smartwatch, but chances are the microchips inside those devices were created with a Cymer ultraviolet light source. So even though there won’t be a Cymer commercial during the Super Bowl, we’re proud to deliver the photolithography light sources chipmakers and hardware manufacturers need to produce the next generation of electronics.

Our products consistently set the pace of innovation, offering a complete range of light source technologies for semiconductor manufacturing applications.


We’re part of one of the world’s largest semiconductor capital equipment companies thanks to our merger with Netherlands-based ASML in 2013.


All together we’ve donated close to $11 million since 2005, and we’re always setting and working towards new goals, pushing ourselves to improve the world for future generations.

Careers & Internships

30 Years of Photolithography Innovation
Making a difference in technology and our community.

Cymer is a high-tech company, and the work we do is changing the world around us. When you work here you collaborate with the brightest minds to solve some of the biggest challenges facing the semiconductor lithography industry.

Twice a year the Cymer Talent Acquisition team visits university campuses to attract the best engineering, IT, and business students to our San Diego headquarters. We also have a Summer Internship Program for Undergraduate and Graduate students. Visit our Careers page for details about our fall and spring College Tours.

Our highly-selective Endeavor Program gives university graduates with Masters Degrees an opportunity to join us as full-time employees who interact with, and learn from, senior executives and technical experts within our organization.


    Mechanical | Electrical | Chemical


    Logistics | Planning | IT


    Analyst | Accounting | Marketing

  • University

    Students | Graduates

Want to work with us? Check out our current openings.


Bob Akins
Bob Akins
SVP of Cymer Technologies Division & Chief Technology Strategist of ASML
Bob is Senior Vice President of Cymer Technologies Division and Chief Technology Strategist of ASML since completion of Cymer’s merger with ASML Holding, Ltd. in May 2013. Prior to the merger with ASML, Bob served as chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cymer, Inc. since co-founding the company in 1986. Bob received bachelor’s degrees in physics and literature, and a doctorate in applied physics from the University of California at San Diego.
Harry Borggreve
Harry Borggreve
Executive Vice President of ASML/Cymer Technologies Division
Harry serves as Executive Vice President of ASML/Cymer Technology division. He joined ASML in April 1998 as Vice President Development and Engineering and in 2001 was named Senior Vice President responsible for Development & Engineering Worldwide: Netherlands, United States. In 2013 he was appointed Executive Vice President Development, Engineering and Industrialization Worldwide. Harry earned Bachelors and Masters of Science Degrees in Physics (cum laude) from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
Jim Koonmen
Jim Koonmen
Chief Executive Officer of Cymer Light Source Division
Jim serves as Chief Executive Officer of Cymer Light Source Division. Prior to his role at Cymer, Jim was the General Manager of the Brion division of ASML since April 2008. Jim served as an officer in the United States Air Force in addition to earning BS and MS Aerospace Engineering degrees as well as an MS in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Mark Loeffel
Mark Loeffel
Vice President Administration of Cymer Light Source Division
Mark joined Cymer as the Vice President of New Business Development in January 2006 and subsequently his role was expanded to include the Administrative functions which today include Business Operations, Contracts, OnPulse Source Center (OPSC) and Data Analytics, Trade & Customs, Information Technology, Business Process, Merger Compliance and Policies.