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Marvell Technology Design Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Dec 9, 2014
Updated Dec 9, 2014
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    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Marvell Technology.

    Interview Details

    I applied through school career fair and I got called for an onsite interview in about a month. The questions were average difficulty. It varied slightly by the person who was interviewing.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    I had a better offer from another company

    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Physical Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Marvell Technology.

    Interview Details

    Phone call from HR, tell details about grounp, and On-Site with 7 rounds, each round takes 45 mins, 1:1 style, Very basic question, setup, hold, timing report,
    Manager took for lunch, and talk about the group, and visit campus.
    Logic effect calculation, draw stick picture of NAND, sample sequence detector, cross clock domain.
    Talk about your resume, and explain your project at school.
    Nothing surprises, pretty basic stuff.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Physical Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    the process is typical can nice. started with phone interview, then go in site for interview. There was 4~5 hiring manager interviewing and followed by lunch interview with Director. Finish with VP. The whole process takes 6 hours.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
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    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Marvell Technology.

    Interview Details

    First a 45-min phone interview and then followed by a 3-hour Skype interview(which was an 'onsite' inverview, still feel not comfortable they were not willing to provide an actual onsite interview)

    Interview Questions
    • How does Cadence Encounter solve setup time violations before CTS   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Logic Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Marvell Technology.

    Interview Details

    Heard about job openings through a friend that was contacted by a recruiter. E-mailed my resume to the recruiter and was invited for short on-site interviews with two different teams: CPU logic design and SoC verification. I was only brought on-site for the first step because I was living in Santa Clara at the time.

    After the two interviews, I was later invited back for a full day of on-site interviews with the CPU team. I interviewed with 5 different members of the CPU team. I thought I did really well with the interviews but it still took Marvell weeks to get back to me with an official offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were related to logic design and computer architecture. With a good understanding of pipeline design and out-of-order execution principles the questions were not too hard. The only question that I couldn't really solve was about the design of a scalable, fair arbiter. Expect questions about out-of-order execution algorithms, state machine design, and logic optimization.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was a new college graduate and did not negotiate. I had a competing offer for a higher salary though, so that helped.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Marvell Technology.

    Interview Details

    I submitted job application 8 months ago online. No HR contacted. Directly contacted by hiring manager and setup one phone call about 45 min, then onsite interview about 6 hours.

    Interview Questions
    • How many data bits needed to represent A*B+C, all are 8 bit unsigned   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Logic Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Marvell Technology.

    Interview Details

    phone interview about 30 mins

    Interview Questions
    • Asked about FIFO, cache, pipeline, Computer architecture, logic design, testbench   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    4 rounds, one hr and three technical. Generally good. They asked questions about the resume, one interviewer asked a lot of basic circuit problem, like how to draw an inverter(transistor level), state machine, etc.

    Interview Questions
    • Most of the questions are just normal, like state machine, timing, clock gating.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Marvell Technology in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I've applied online at Jan. and wait 2-3 months to get this phone interview. One guy from Marvell emailed me and set a time to call (so I choose the next day's afternoon). And that guy called on time. The whole time of this phone interview is about 50min, and he asked about 8 questions.

    Interview Questions
    • How to check if a fabricated chip has a hold time violation, and how to fix it.   View Answers (2)
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Logic Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Marvell Technology.

    Interview Details

    First HR sent an email asking about general questions like work authorization and relocation. It's preview inquiry. Then if you are qualified they will contact you within two weeks. You will answer the email's questions and tell HR more about yourself to be qualified to the job. After that it's the phone call interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Question about verilog function and task, the functionality and difference   View Answer
    No Offer
    Average Interview

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