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Software Design 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 Global Service Support Organization (GSS) team headquartered in Milpitas, CA is our service organization that consists of Service Sales and Marketing, Spares Supply Chain management, Field Operations, Product Training, and Technical Support.  The GSS organization partners with our field teams and customers in all business sectors to maintain the high performance and productivity of our products through a flexible portfolio of services. Our comprehensive services include: proactive management of tools to identify and improve performance; expertise in optics, image processing and motion control with worldwide service engineers, 24/7 technical support teams and knowledge management systems; and an extensive parts network to ensure worldwide availability of parts.


Highly motivated self-driven individual to be part of a design team to develop, prototype, test and qualify an embedded image acquisition circuitry including board and FPGA firmware/GUI designs, electronics integration.

Write software application or device layer programming. Write user interface software to configure the interface module and collect data including analyzing image data and algo analysis


BS in Computer Science or equivalent. Preferably with strong electrical and electronic background and interest

Structure and coding Knowledge of C, C++, RTOS, Linux

It is a plus to have - Precision industrial camera fundamental knowledge. Device driver integrations for serial communications such as RS232, Ethernet, USB, firewire, etc.. Machine Vision system knowledge. Image processing algorithm fundamentals. Previous projects relevant to build or integrate an embedded evaluation electronic board using microprocessor, FPGA, Verilog, simulations, communications, etc.

Understand image processing and algorithms is a plus

Solid team player and be able to work in a multi-discipline and multi-culture global organization

Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Minimum Qualifications

Some College

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.

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