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Device Research Intern

Location: San Jose, California
Job Category: Research Scientist

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Device Research Intern

Summer 2021 internship applications are open September 2020.  Samsung Semiconductor summer internships start in May/June 2021.

Join us for a unique 12-14 week paid internship that offers personal and professional development. You’ll work with the teams that create new computing system architectures needed to support emerging machine learning applications, internet of things (IoT) and edge computing that benefit millions of users.  This program will give you the opportunity work on complex solutions to that address some of the world’s most complex technological challenges.


Based in San Jose, California, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. (SSI) is a multi-billion dollar subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, Ltd. and a world leader in Memory, System LSI and LCD technologies.  We provide the widest range of memory, logic, storage devices, LED components and LCD/OLED panels to enhance the user experience in home entertainment, mobile devices, lighting and computing. SSI has advanced R&D labs focused on product design and research in memory, displays, logic, image sensors, and mobile technologies. 

As part of the device research group at Device Lab, this intern position is focused on exploring machine learning (ML) algorithms for applications in semiconductor technology development. For selected topics in circuit simulation/verification and/or transistor design/modeling, the employee will solicit and implement the appropriate ML algorithms and deliver the developed tool to the internal customers for the relevant applications.


  • Explore machine learning algorithms for applications in semiconductor technology development (e.g., circuit simulation/verification, transistor design/modeling, etc.)
  • Create Python-based scripts for automation and optimization.


  • Expertise on machine-learning based algorithms.
  • Strong programming skills (e.g., Python).
  • Knowledge of semiconductor circuit/device.
  • Good oral and written skills for communication and documentation.


  • Experience on circuit design/verification.
  • Experience on compact modeling and/or TCAD simulation of semiconductor devices.



Samsung Semiconductor Inc (SSI), an equal opportunity employer, is a world leader in Memory, System LSI, and LCD technologies. Headquartered in San Jose, California, SSI is a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.- the second largest semiconductor manufacturer in the world and the industry's volume and technology leader in DRAM, NAND Flash, SSDs, mobile DRAM and graphics memory. It is one of the largest providers of system logic, imaging and LED lighting solutions, as well as providing advanced process design and manufacturing for fabless companies. Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. also has a research and innovation center with numerous labs providing product design and research in: logic, memory, image sensors, displays and mobile technologies. In addition, the company supports Samsung Display Company, the largest producer of LCD and OLED displays.


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