Electrical Engineering Student Interns at Novellus
Tampa, Fla. (August 8, 2011) Paula C Algarin-Amaris, a PhD student in the Department of Electrical
Engineering, is conducting a 12-week internship at Novellus Systems Inc. in San Jose, California. Algarin
is working as a Process Development Engineer focused on ALD and CVD deposition for contact
metallization in memory and logic devices.
Novellus Systems Inc. is a leading supplier of chemical vapor deposition (CVD), physical vapor deposition
(PVD), electrochemical deposition (ECD), ultraviolet thermal processing (UVTP), and surface preparation
equipment used in the manufacturing of semiconductors. The company's legacy PECVD, HDP CVD, W-
CVD, PVD, and ECD products are used to deposit extremely thin films of insulating and conductive
materials that are used to create the wiring on a chip.
In addition to state-of-the art research training, Algarin will also receive industry mentoring with
programs designed to help grow and develop her career.
Algarin is under the supervision of Sylvia Thomas and Jing Wang both assistant professors in the
Department of Electrical Engineering.
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