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Updated Dec 16, 2014
Updated Dec 16, 2014
171 Interview Reviews

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    It is a 25 mins Phone Interview, at first the interviewer asked some basic question, about 20 mins, then I didn't answer the last question, thus he started introduced his group.

    Interview Questions
    • The interview asked some basic question of C++ such as difference between global variable and local variable   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    ASIC Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Broadcom in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    45 minutes talking, only ask me about my background and make me explain my projects. During the explanation, ask me several questions about design skills, i have capability to most of them. However, the Interviewer seems disappointed once he heard that i don't know about post silicon validation, they after several days, he told me that my background might not be a good fit to the skill sets expected of their open position. And they will not proceed with the next interviewing step.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Staff IC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied by internal referral. One phone interview and one on-site interview. The whole process takes two weeks. Phone interview covers basic analog and digital circuit knowledge, lasting for 1 hour. On-site interview was in Broadcom Irvine with 6 managers and 1 hiring coordinator, lasting for 6.5 hours. The interview process with each manager was introducing my past project and solving analog/RF circuits. The interview process with the hiring coordinator was about the employee benefit (promotion opportunity, stock compensation, etc).

    Interview Questions
    • The on-site interview is mainly solving circuits. There are questions whose answers are not obvious, including mismatch contributors and fix in two-stage op-amp, limit of intrinsic gain for common-source amplifier. But managers gave hints that helped me through all the questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Staff DSP IC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Broadcom in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed over the phone by team manager. First he described his team's job and goals, and then ask me if I had any questions related to the work.Then he asked some standard technical questions, only circuit related questions are setup and hold time. Most are DSP questions like difference between FIR and IIR, Nyquist frequency, aliasing etc. Last about 30-45 minutes.

    Interview Questions
    • Thought it would be mostly circuit related questions but instead it was heavy on DSP. Questions are basic, was able to answer most of them.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Phone interview to guage employee strengths, describe job requirements and qualifications. This was followed by an in person interview with several rounds. Interviews were conducted by people at different positions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Broadcom in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Asked about projects on my resume. And then technical questions:
    1,mismatching in layout: Prov is one contributor. (glitch?)
    2,how to decrease power, dynamic and static (sub threshold), Why can use CMOS
    3,logic design: change DFF in counter into TFF, then there are only three states. 00->01->11
    4,how to minimize noise using CMOS
    5,setup time and hold time, what does skew influence setup time and hold time
    6,What factors influence system frequency. I answered setup time.
    7,asked my project, size of whole layout os SRAM and final project in 477.
    8,how to decrease delay, I answered using larger size. update: increase I, such as size, Vdd, logical effort, decrease load. pipeline , parallel

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed over phone.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    ASIC Verification Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    1. Divide clock by 3
    2. Setup and hold time check, minimum clock period
    3. Asynchronous FIFO(gray code, sync block)
    4. Sync reset vs Async reset

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    ASIC Validation Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    2 phone interviews. And onsite with 5 round technicle interview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    IC Design Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I was selected by Broadcom because of my optical background. They need someone to involve in optical communication. The questions are pretty various, including C++ optical communication and IC design.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer

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