What can no smartphone be without? That’s right, a microchip – the centerpiece of every electronically controlled system. A large proportion of all microchips are produced using ZEISS technologies.
As a technology leader in the field of semiconductor manufacturing equipment, ZEISS enables the production of ever smaller, increasingly powerful, more energy-efficient and more economical microchips, and thus plays a pivotal role in the age of microelectronics. We are currently looking to fill more than 600 vacancies in the natural sciences, IT, engineering and production in our Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology division.
When scientific findings pave the way toward groundbreaking innovations: our colleagues responsible for theory and practice in Research & Development at Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology are working closely on writing the next chapter in the story of digitalization. From natural and engineering sciences and from the algorithm to the software architecture, this is a place where high technology is developed – by people who look beyond the limits of what it technically feasible day in, day out.
Increasingly smaller, higher-performing microchips that are more cost effective and energy efficient would be unthinkable without the ZEISS Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology (SMT) segment. That's because the key technology used to produce microchips is optical lithography, for which SMT is supplying the optical components and modules for exposure that will be integrated into the wafer scanner of strategic partner ASML.
With its EUV optics, SMT is helping drive Moore's Law and is setting the pace for digitalization – come and see for yourself!
Sophisticated and demanding working processes are needed to manufacture highly precise optics in the nanometer range, and their related components. Only highly precise optics will enable chip manufacturers to produce the next generation of micro- and memory chips. These optics and their related components are created right here – where our colleagues give it their all and implement ideas with nanometer precision.
Marek manufactures frames for the lenses used to produce microchips. What does he think it comes down to?
Getting stuck in and putting your ideas forward. That's how he helps make microchips even smaller, more powerful and more energy-efficient. Marek works in production at ZEISS. Measurement results that are 100% accurate give him a real sense of achievement every day.
From project management in development to the design of IT infrastructures, there are plenty of exciting challenges in the Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology segment. Meet our colleagues and be inspired – perhaps you'll share some of their ambitions!
Winfried Kaiser is regarded a key figure in the development of lithography technologies. In 2020, Winfried Kaiser was honored with the Frits Zernike Award for Microlithography for his commitment to this field. The award was bestowed by the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) and is considered to be the highest honor in microlithography.
In the video, he tells us what fascinates and motivates him.