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