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Advanced Development Intern

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Company Overview

Calling the adventurers ready to join a company that's pushing the limits of nanotechnology to keep the digital revolution rolling. At KLA, we're making technology advancements that are bigger—and tinier—than the world has ever seen.

Who are we?  We research, develop, and manufacture the world's most advanced inspection and measurement equipment for the semiconductor and nanoelectronics industries. We enable the digital age by pushing the boundaries of technology, creating tools capable of finding defects smaller than a wavelength of visible light. We create smarter processes so that technology leaders can manufacture high-performance chips—the kind in that phone in your pocket, the tablet on your desk and nearly every electronic device you own—faster and better. We're passionate about creating solutions that drive progress and help people do what wouldn't be possible without us.  The future is calling. Will you answer?


The Film and Scatterometry Technology (FaST) Division provides industry leading metrology solutions for worldwide semiconductor IC manufacturers.  The FaST Division portfolio of metrology products includes hardware and software solutions for optical film thickness, optical critical dimension (CD), composition, and resistivity measurement systems.  These products are essential for the IC manufacturers as they provide critical metrology capabilities for the development and implementation of their advanced IC processes.  The FaST division is committed to support our customers to achieve performance entitlement of our solution and we effectively partner with our customers from their early research and development phase to the high volume in-line manufacturing implementation specific for their process needs.  The division consists of a global team located in US, Israel, China, and India.



As part of FaST’s Advanced Development team, you will be responsible for investigating new technologies that will form the foundation of semi-conductor metrology for the next five years. You will learn from experienced teams that deliver leading solutions for semi-conductor metrology and gain hands on experience working with complicated metrology systems.


Typical duties would include:

·       Design and setup of experiments into feasible metrology systems

·       Modelling the physical effects related to metrology systems and semi-conductor structures

·       Development of algorithms to improve metrology of emerging structures

·       Optical design and characterization

·       X-Ray optical design and characterization


A successful candidate would have experience in one or more of these areas with the desire to expand their skill set.



One or more of the following:

·       Matlab programming

·       FEM analysis in COMSOL or equivalent

·       Optical design in ZEMAX

·       Optics or X-ray lab skills and experience


Minimum Qualifications

B.S. in Physics or Engineering     (Ph.D. candidates preferred)

Equal Employment Opportunity

KLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.