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Behind the Scenes with Sunil Sohn: Shaping the Future at Nova Korea

At the heart of Nova Korea's dynamic team is Sunil Sohn, our HR manager. Sunil, with her unique background in French Literature, took a fascinating turn into the high-tech industry, weaving through companies like Motorola and Nokia, before landing with us at Nova in 2021.
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Women In Nova: Insights from Nova’s Diverse Perspectiv...

Nova's Women's Month 2024 was a lively celebration of strength and presence, featuring a range of engaging activities and heartfelt gatherings. Across Nova's global territories, dynamic panel discussions and meaningful roundtable sessions provided spaces for sharing ideas and inspiring one another. On our social media platforms, we showcased the inspiring stories of our remarkable female colleagues, aiming to inspire others with their experiences and insights.

Sarid Family’s Korean Summer Adventure: How a Business...

Eyal Sarid, a system engineer at Nova, never imagined that a two-month business relocation to South Korea would be right for him—what would he do so far from home, away from his family? Yet, with support from the Nova team on the ground, and crucially, with his wife and daughters joining him for the entire stretch, the trip turned into quite the adventure!

Empowering Women in STEM: A Conversation with Jessica Baukne...

At the forefront of innovation in the male-dominated field of chemistry stands Jessica Bauknecht, a dynamic force within Nova's CTO Advanced Technology team. Nova's Advanced Technology team is dedicated to pioneering advancements in chemical technologies, pushing the boundaries of what's possible in various industries. In this interview, Jessica shares her journey of breaking barriers and empowering other women to pursue careers in STEM.

Paving the Way: How Dr. Gil Delgado is Blazing a Path for Hi...

Dr. Gil Delgado is a physicist who serves as Nova’s VP for Advanced Technology in the Materials Metrology Division. Gil shares how his path to success wasn't a smooth one, marked with language barriers, absences from formal education, and a lack of Hispanic role models working in physics. Today, he uses his story and passion […]

The Best of Both Worlds: When Professional growth Meets Frie...

Keily and Rachel were both excited to join the Nova team and work with cutting-edge technologies. Starting on the same day, they also found themselves in the same workspace, which sparked a friendship that has made working together even more rewarding. Can you both tell us a bit about your journeys before joining Nova? Keily: […]

An Inside Look at Life as a Service Coordinator at Nova Taiw...

Starting as a financial assistant, Jessica's journey at Nova Taiwan took an exciting turn to become a service coordinator. Her role blends expertise with building customer connections, all while being backed by the Nova family's support. Jessica's story captures the spirit of growth, teamwork, and lasting bonds at Nova Taiwan.  Jessica, you've been with Nova […]

From Academia to Industry: Nova’s Physicists Share the...

Meet our forward-thinking physicists: Dora Kholmiansky, Elad Schleifer, Eyal Cohen, Hadas Inbar, Samdar Farber, and Yael Kurtzweil Segev who are shaping the future. They all made a pivotal career choice by transitioning from academic laboratories to the cutting-edge world of industrial technology. We've gathered them here to share their invaluable experiences and engage in an […]

Dr. Xinrui Lyu’s Vibrant Path at Nova

With a background in material science and a passion for innovation, Dr. Xinrui Lyu's inspiring path unfolds from her days of scientific fascination to becoming a pivotal member of Nova's DMD department. Through challenges, accomplishments, and a profound commitment to her role, her story reflects the thriving spirit of women in engineering and technology, showcasing […]

Growing Together: Amos Lu’s Reflections on 20 Years at...

Amos Lu's 20-year journey at Nova Taiwan started with a nervous interview in which he never thought a journey would begin turning him into a seasoned technical manager. Amos witnessed Nova's familial culture grow and expand, he saw its growth in the semiconductor industry, and even now, 20 years later, he still envisions a bright […]

From Right to Left: Marina Kanibalotski Proves that Nothing ...

Meet Marina, a devoted mother of two, who has been an integral part of our QA department for over 5 years. Marina is a true embodiment of humor and optimism, radiating unparalleled creativity and curiosity, and possessing a remarkable capacity for continuous learning. When faced with the diagnosis of Parkinson's, she refused to let it […]

Balancing Work and Compassion: Igor Turovets’ Tale of ...

Igor Turovets has been a dedicated employee at Nova for over 23 years, while also actively volunteering for an NGO that provides emotional and spiritual support to individuals facing challenging life circumstances. What has been your experience working at Nova for over 23 years? I've had the opportunity to work on various projects in different […]

Gabi Sharon Shares the Untold Stories that Shaped Nova’...

From being the first service personnel to install one of the very first tools to creating Nova's extensive Operations teams. Nova's COO, Gabi Sharon, shares his 27 years journey at Nova. Can you please share your journey at Nova from the moment you joined the company to your current role as COO? I joined Nova […]

From Accountant to Global Storyteller: My Journey at Nova

Meet Liora Abramov, the 31-year-old accountant who's all about spreading the word on Nova. From her beginning as a revenue controller, Liora has grown to become a "Financial Storyteller" at Nova, leading a team of women. With her sights set on creating a horizontal platform for unifying perspectives, Liora's second role at Nova is nothing […]

Nova– a Journey of Innovation

At Nova, a leading semiconductor metrology provider, innovation is a top value both as a strategy and as a daily practice. In an exclusive interview, the company's CTO, Dr. Shay Wolfling, shares how this concept provides a unique competitive advantage in the rapidly changing chip market. When Dr. Shay Wolfling, a physics expert, joined Nova […]

How Dr. Yi Yang’s Sense of Adventure Has Led Her on a Glob...

Before studying in the US, Dr. Yi Yang had never been abroad. But she trusted her instincts, the encouragement of her family, and a chance to pursue her dreams to find success in her Ph.D. program. Today she's putting her skills in mass spectrometry to work at Nova and inspiring other young women to pursue […]

Ion Implantation Applications for In-Line SIMS Metrology

Ion implantation is a key process in the semiconductor industry but can be impacted by various factors. The article suggests using in-line Secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopy (SIMS) to improve implant process control and meet demand for consistent implantation materials by measuring peak concentration, peak depth, and dose simultaneously. Abstract In the semiconductor industry, ion implantation […]

From the Negotiation Table to the Catchball Court: How Shira...

Tell me a little about yourself. I’m married to Peli who is a SW developer at applied materials, which means we both work in the Semi industry ????. Together we have 3 amazing girls: Yuli, Emily, and Yuval, and a Cat, Joy. I live in Beit Hashmonay and studied Management and Logistics. What do you […]

An Unshakable Foundation: Gila Amitzur Reflects on What Made...

Gila has been with Nova as early as 1/1994, almost since the beginning. As Nova's most veteran employee, Gila is trusted by others for her vast institutional knowledge and memories of how things were founded and evolved. Through the changes over the past 30 years, Gila is proud to say that one of the company’s […]

Faith, Family, and Career: How Shira Elnekave Makes it All W...

Meet Shira Elnekave, an automation development specialist at Nova, a new mom – and an orthodox Jew. We sat down for a chat about her experience and insights, and how she believes more Orthodox women can find their place in today’s high-tech work environments. Hi, Shira. Let’s start by sharing a little bit about yourself. […]

For The Love of The Game: How Nova Allows Rosti Talis Blend ...

For Rosti Talis, sports have been a lifelong passion, helping him manage his diabetes. His career at Nova has allowed him to live out his dreams of an exciting career in the sciences while balancing a career as a soccer referee. I am 32 years old and from Ramat Gan. I recently got married in […]

No Limits: How Nova’s People-First Philosophy Helped Raana...

For much of his life, Raanan Shichman struggled with a hearing disability that made communication difficult. It wasn’t until he began working at Nova and found a supportive manager and co-workers that he built up the confidence to face his disability head-on. Today, he’s thriving and encourages others to seek resources available to them. Before […]

Nova METRION® Use Cases

In our companion blog post covering METRION we explored the importance of SIMS technology for semiconductor process insight, reviewed the unique value of an automated inline tool such as METRION, and covered the unique value METRION offers for customers. Now let's review some widely applicable use cases. Several use cases that we will explore for […]

Nova METRION®: Analyzing Materials Composition of Complex S...

Nova METRION® directly measures the composition of wafer materials using Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS). METRION performs SIMS measurements in-line on full 300mm product wafers with complex film stacks for both logic and memory devices. Performing these measurements in the semiconductor fab, rather than in a cost-and-time intensive laboratory setting, provides faster results, which reduces […]

Do What You Love and the Rest Will Follow: How Eli Meril’s...

  Meet Eli Meril, a Theoretical Physicist and Algorithm Developer who is part of the CTO-R&D group at Nova. He’s sharing with us more about how Nova is the perfect environment for him to nurture his love for physics while laying the foundation for groundbreaking discoveries. Eli, since you’ve joined the Nova team, we’ve learned […]

Sharing the Love: How Yael Kurzweil Segev Blends Work, Famil...

Meet Yael Kurzweil Segev, a physicist working with the New Technology group at Nova. Yael shares how her lifelong curiosity and passion for education eventually led her to Nova and how she fosters that same curious nature she’s had all her life in her own children. Hi, Yael. It’s nice to meet you. Why don’t […]

Ayelet Sapirstein: The Art of a Growth Mindset

Ayelet Sapirstein, an algorithm developer at Nova, discovered just a few years ago how passionate she was about art. It was only natural for her as a mathematician that she created a series of paintings that I called: Portrait of a Mathematician. Give us a little background about yourself I’m Ayelet Sapirstein, an algorithm developer […]

From Beach Sand to Semiconductors: How Computer Chips are Ma...

Today’s technology world, driven by digital innovation, depends critically on the manufacture of computer chips, a highly complicated multistep process that must operate at a mind-boggling submicroscopic scale. Computer chips are in the news today because they are in short supply, which is causing widespread global disruptions   Why can’t we just manufacture more chips? The […]

Fresh Re-start in the Semiconductor Industry

Bill Fang, a chemical engineer, started his career in the semiconductor industry but then made a move to the textile industry. A few years later, he realized that he is much more interested to restart his career in the semi industry and chose to join Nova as an Application Specialist. Bill, can you please introduce […]

Behind Every Chip there is Algorithmic Brilliance

Advanced algorithmics, machine learning, and “crazy” ideas: Nova believes in the strategic importance of software An engineering failure in a building, whether at the foundations or in a brick in one of its floors, may lead to the collapse of the whole structure. The same is true for the field of computer chips, except that […]

Kick Starting My Career at Nova- Fresh out of College

Right after graduating from her Master’s degree in Chemical engineering, Winnie Wang join Nova as an application specialist, not expecting that 2 weeks later, she would be traveling to Israel for a month-long training. Here is Winnie’s onboarding story. Winnie, tell us a little bit about yourself.  Sure, I graduated from National Tsing Hua University in […]

From a Full-Time Student to a Full-Time Product Engineer

Alon Palmor initially joined Nova's ELIPSON team as a mechanical engineering student. To his surprise, not only did he manage his time better, studying and working in the same time, he also improved his academic achievements. Here is his story Tell us a bit about yourself, Alon. My name is Alon Palmor, I’m twenty-nine years […]

14 Tips to Nail Your Interview at Nova Taiwan

Mandy Yong is Nova Taiwan’s Sr. HR generalist and Talent Acquisition Partner. Mandy has been with Nova Since 2017 and in this post, she generously shares 14 tips to help you nail your interview at Nova Taiwan. Before Your interview Do your research Visit Nova’s website, google us, check out Nova Taiwan Facebook page, and […]

How Nova Taiwan Made me Feel at Home in my Relocation Experi...

Meet Hanan Dor, a Customer Support Manager who relocated to Taiwan three and a half years ago. He shared with us everything you need to know about relocation, the best tips on how to prepare- and how Nova Taiwan made him feel right at home. Hanan, tell us about you. First and foremost, I’m the […]

A Mountain Climber, a Physics PHD, an Inspiration to Women- ...

Julia Hoffman, PhD, is an Algorithm Technologist in our material’s metrology division. Julia loves writing algorithms, but she also loves the variety that her position enables. In our conversation, Julia shares her superpower, what attracted her to Nova, and her best advice for young women who want to pursue science and a corporate career. What’s […]

A Conversation with Olga Krasnykov- Proud of Software Modeli...

Olga Krasnikov, Nova’s Modeling R&D Application Manager has been working for Nova for more than eleven years! We sat down with her to talk about Software modeling evolution in Nova and gained bonus insights about team leadership and motivation Eleven years is so impressive, Olga! What influenced your choice? I joined Nova, fresh out of […]

Marla Fields Redefines Limits One Step Forward at a Time- an...

A good advice from her high school teacher lead Marla Fields to make a life-changing choice about her academic path. Today, Marla, Sr. Project Manager at Nova's Material Metrology Division, passes this on, as she mentors' coaches and inspires young girls to fulfil their true potential Marla, give us a little background – what do […]

Nova Introduces Nova METRION®- our New in-line SIMS Product...

Dr. Shay Wolfling, Nova's CTO is proud to introduce the Nova METRION®- our new in-line SIMS product and technology. Click Play to watch the webinar Hello to you all, In this short online Webinar, I want to introduce the Nova METRION®– our new in-line SIMS product and technology. The webinar will include a short overview […]

Demonstrating a DNA of InNOVAtion

There are Infinite ways to innovate and Nova is known to cultivate an atmosphere of innovation, encouraging our teams to take their brain power to the next level. Nova’s innovation DNA over the years is manifested at many levels, driven by our people and demonstrating de-facto that there are infinite ways to innovate: We have […]

How Did the Name Kaufman Turn into a Synonym to InNOVAtion a...

At Nova, 'Kaufman', became a synonym for innovation and groundbreaking ideas. So, you would hear people in conversation at Nova saying: "wow, that's a Kaufman!" Like saying: "great out-of-the-box thinking". When someone says: "This is a Kaufman Idea" they actually mean: "Great job!" 20 years ago, challenges were dealt with mostly by individuals. As market […]

How Working At Nova Saved My Life

A routine health check upended the life of Carmela Diamant, Nova's Corporate Payroll & Public Funding Reporting Manager. She was diagnosed with breast cancer. This is Carmela’s story of discovery, recovery, and personal growth. Tell us a little about yourself. I have three children, 28-year-old twin boys and a 23-year-old daughter. I’m happily married and […]

Twenty Two Years at Nova and Still Going Strong

Her mother was a pediatrician who chose to prioritize time with her children over her career. Tamar Kam decided to take a more balanced approach in her career, family, and life choices. With over twenty years at Nova, Tamar Kam is Nova’s Alpha & VAS Tech Manager. Here, Tamar shares her career experience and what […]

Industrial Research and the Science of Small Things

How does a young woman passionate about art from western India, become a nanoscale engineer in the Silicon Valley? Dr. Madhulika Korde’s story is one of self-motivation, a love of technology, and an inquisitive, innovative mind that sees the impossible as a starting point and thrives on challenge. In our conversation, Madhulika shares her passion […]

Dora Kholmiansy: How I Landed my Dream Job in My Second-Trim...

Dora Kholmiansy, an algorithm developer at Nova, took a deep breath before calling who she hoped would be her future manager, Kobi Barkan, Nova’s Algorithms Group Manager. She was already deep into the hiring process, which had taken place during the Covid-19 pandemic. All interviews had been done via Zoom, and nobody noticed she was […]

Nova PRISM – a New Dimension in Optical CD

One of the biggest challenges for nanoscale fabrication is how to measure devices on such a minute scale. As the semiconductor industry demands ever smaller devices, the need for reliable, robust measurements for quality control and process optimization increases. One robust and commonly used technique in semiconductor manufacturing is optical critical dimension (OCD) metrology. Standard, […]

Happy and Proud Family by Surprise

At 31 years old, Leon Archimovich and his husband Assaf felt ready to become parents. They could not foresee that they would become parents to two children overnight: a two-week-old baby girl and her two-year-old brother. In a life-changing decision, Leon, who works as a planner at Nova, and his husband, Assaf, a musician, decided […]

And the World-Champion Title for Best Vision Goes To

Nova's newfound interest in the fascinating sea creature, Mantis Shrimps, stems from its incredible eyes and their ability to see better than any other living creature. Much like Nova's advanced metrology devices. The Australian people call it “Prawn Killer”, and deep-sea divers call it: “Finger Smashers” due to the speed at which they can spear, […]

How Showing Empathy at Work Improves Work Life Balance

Dov Jerichover is Nova's commercial lawyer. In his free time, he loves to take trips with his family. He is also well known for his cooking and baking talent. Here is his personal story of him showing empathy at work to make work from home experience much more effective. I’m sure that by now you’ve […]

COVID 19, People at Nova and Everything in Between

We always hear how Nova is all about the people, and this is even more true since COVID entered our lives. So, we sat down with Sharon Dayan, Chief Human Resources Officer at Nova, for a conversation about COVID, people and everything in-between. First off, tell us a little about you? I joined Nova in […]

Raman Based Metrology for Leading-Edge Semiconductor Nodes

Over the recent years, a revolution is brewing in the semiconductor industry. The long-standing trend of transistor density increase and performance-per-watt improvements, described by Moore’s law and Dennard scaling, are now facing fundamental physical limits. However, this crisis has led to a flurry of innovation and revolutionary new approaches for semiconductor design and operating principles, […]

Dr. Daphna Peimer- Dancing with Particles of Success

Dr. Daphna Peimer is an algorithm developer at Nova since 2015. Had she not turned to engineering, she would probably have been a dancer. Still, she chose the academic route, leading to a Ph.D., based on extensive research of a new and long-lived elementary particle. Despite her busy schedule, we managed to catch Dr. Daphna […]

How is Rapid Digitalization Taking the World by Storm

We were lucky to sit down with Dr. Shay Wolfling, CTO and Zohar Gil, Chief Marketing and Business Develop Officer at Nova, for a conversation about digitalization, how it’s taking the world by storm, and what that means for Nova and the semiconductor industry. Zohar, let’s start with you. What magic is brewing in the […]