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.
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Want to work with us? Check out our current openings.
Meet Kuniaki Bannai, our Toshiba and Sony Account Manager in Japan who holds his bachelor’s degree of Math from Tokyo University of Science. Originally from the Fukushima Prefecture of Japan located in the Tōhoku region on the island of Honshu, Kuniaki began working in the semiconductor industry in Japan in 1986 for Advantest as a Senior[…]
Meet Loren Larson, our Principle Field Technical Support Engineer in Orlando, Florida who has been with Cymer since May of 1997. Originally from Grand Forks, North Dakota, Loren received his Associates of Arts in Electronics Technologies from Brown University and took multiple classes in laser Technology from the University of Minnesota. “I left North Dakota[…]
Meet John Sanders, our Warehouse and Traffic Supervisor. An Encinitas, California native, John grew up in San Marcos and attended San Marcos High School. After graduating, he worked as a Warehouse Manager for a furniture company for eight years, then became a driver for a local distributor for Budweiser. John found out about Cymer through[…]
Meet Scott Nikles, one of our Staff System Test Engineers. Originally from Akron, Ohio, Scott traveled to San Diego to join the US Navy, and worked as a Sonar Test Technician for 10 ½ years performing operation and maintenance of Advanced Sonar Systems on submarines. Scott found out about Cymer through the High Tech Job[…]
Meet David Knowles, the Vice President of the Product Development Group (PDG) and a veteran of the laser and semiconductor industry for 33 years. David leads the Product Development team, composed of engineers and program managers that develop new DUV laser products. “Our team spans twelve different engineering disciplines, and is composed of roughly 100[…]
Meet Craig Katcher, our Applications Analyst who holds his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Information Systems from the University of Redlands. Originally a native-born San Diegan, Craig moved around a lot as a kid (both domestic and foreign) since he was from a military family, but he eventually found his way back to San[…]
Meet Kim Lenihan, our Human Resources Business Partner of three years, who holds her Business Administration degree in Finance from Cal State San Marcos. Originally from the great state of Texas in a town outside of Dallas called Garland, Kim moved to San Diego to finish her degree and began work in the HR field[…]
Meet Rodney Sperberg, one of our Field Service Engineers located in Portland, Oregon who received his Advanced Electronics certificate from US Navy Underwater Fire Control A and C Schools. As a Field Service Engineer, Rodney performs installs and maintenance at Intel in Portland. He also makes action plans and supervises four Field Service Engineers to[…]
Meet Rob Rafac, an MTS (Member of Technical Staff) Scientist who holds his AB in Physics from the University of Chicago and his MA and PhD in Physics from the University of Notre Dame. As an MT Scientist, Rob works in the Technology Development Group on research that is pretty close to the product. “I’ve[…]
Meet Mike Johns, our Field Service Manager for OnPulse customers Samsung Austin Semiconductor, Texas Instruments, Cypress and NXP plus a crew of nine great Cymer engineers. Mike holds his BSEET (Bachelor of Science Electronics Engineering Technology) from Texas A&M University. Originally from Texas, Mike began his career in semiconductors in 1995 with SVGL (Silicon Valley[…]