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.
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In 1986, Cymer Inc. was founded in a garage by Bob Akins and Rick Sandstrom, two graduate students from UC San Diego who met in a physics laboratory class in the mid-1970s. In 1986, the personal computer market opened a door for Bob and Rick to apply their unique light source knowledge for the purpose of semiconductor photolithogprahy. Over the course of our 32 history, Cymer has shipped over 4,000 light sources all over the world.
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 27, 2018 – Cymer, a leading manufacturer of excimer lasers used in semiconductor manufacturing, today announced the first customer installation of its XLR 860ix light source, which is expected to be used in the production of chips at advanced logic and memory nodes. The XLR 860ix is a deep-ultraviolet (DUV) light source[…]
Patrick Valencia Hire date: September 2014 Title: First Line Support (PE-FLS) Location: San Diego, California Meet Patrick Valencia, who has been a member of our EUV production team since 2014. As our First Line Support for PE-FLS [Production Engineering – First Line Support] at our San Diego, California office, Patrick controls contamination in the cleanroom[…]
Joyce Alfonso-Bautista Hire date: Re-joined in December 2007 Job Title: Senior International Accountant Location: San Diego Meet Joyce Alfonso-Bautista, a long-time San Diegan and proud San Diego State University alum, who has been a member of our International Finance Team in San Diego since 2007. As a Senior International Accountant, Joyce oversees financial activities and[…]
Media Relations Contact: Brittney Wolff Zatezalo – Corporate Communications – +1 858 385 6502 – San Diego, California, USA XLR 800ix performance exceeds expectations, driving strong customer demand San Diego, California, February 20, 2018 – Cymer, an industry leader in developing lithography light sources used by chipmakers to pattern advanced semiconductor chips, today announced the[…]
Maribel Mendiola Hire date: March 27, 2006 Job title: Executive Assistant Location: San Diego, California Meet Maribel Mendiola, who is a highly-valued Executive Assistant at our San Diego office. “My favorite aspect of my job is probably that I’m able to work independently and that every day is different. I have the opportunity to meet a variety of[…]
Luke Burgan Hire date: August 20, 2012 Job title: Senior Supplier Quality Engineer Location: San Diego, California We’re proud to introduce you to Luke Burgan, who works as a Senior Supplier Quality Engineer out of our San Diego office. “As a Supplier Quality Engineer, I am responsible for overseeing key domestic and international suppliers to[…]
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Name: Nick Yap Title: Program Development Manager Location: San Diego, Calif. Start date: July, 2015 As a Southern California native, Nick spent his adult life moving in and out of San Diego, California. He attended undergrad and graduate school at the University of California – Santa Barbara where he earned a Bachelor of Science in[…]
Meet Andrei Dorobantu, our Program Development Manager for the DUV Availability Initiative, whose experience has taken him from Romania to San Diego with lots of stops in between. He’s an engineer by trade, but appreciates many aspects of his role in program development. Born in Romania, Andrei was raised in Sweden and has lived across[…]
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[…]