Ambarella Interview Questions

Updated Apr 24, 2015
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    Technical Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Ambarella.

    Interview

    I was interviewed for a technical marketing intern position. They were very responsive to my emails and the interview itself was extremely nice. The interviewer was very helpful and the process was very enjoyable.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me how to count the number of 1's in a binary string and what kind of implementations I would use to do so.   Answer Question
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    Software Architecture Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Ambarella (Santa Clara, CA) in September 2014.

    Interview

    Connected via a recruiter who had placed another candidate in the same group. Drove to Santa Clara campus on 3 different days to interview with a total of 5 people (the entire group), plus an internal HR person. I found the people very friendly and had a good vibe about the company. I breezed through the interviews and found them to be not terribly technically challenging. However, I am a long-time computer architect with detailed hardware modeling experience, and I believe they want a more software-centric person.

    Interview Questions

    • Question dealing with I/O in C++. This does not come up very often in hardware modeling.   1 Answer
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    DFT Engineer () Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    The interview last 40 min. They asked STA questions. The difference between DFT and Verification. Verilog questions. Design a simple filpflop. Actually, the interview is not difficult. They use whit board as a tool. We talked on phone and write it on the white board. The interviewer is very nice.

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    ASIC Design Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Ambarella in March 2014.

    Interview

    Phone interview, approximately 1 hour. First the director introduced what his group is doing and asked one of my course project. Then he requested to write Verilog codes, including switching a and b in one clock cycle, explaining blocking and non-blocking, and implementing FSM of a pattern detector.

    Interview Questions

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    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Ambarella.

    Interview

    Email my resume online and got an phone interview after several weeks

    Interview Questions

  7. Helpful (2)  

    ASIC Verification Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Ambarella (Santa Clara, CA) in January 2014.

    Interview

    I applied online. Received an interview call 2 weeks later. I was informed that the position requires knowledge of computer architecture, digital design and C/C++. I was asked 1 question in each topic. 1 question on cache associativity, 1 question to design a circuit which outputs a pulse when an input flips, 1 question each on virtual functions and recursive functions (Factorial series). I was informed there would be a follow-up interview, but I was given the offer without the second interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Design a circuit which outputs a pulse when the input flips. The input is synchronous to a clock.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Received a better offer elsewhere.

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Ambarella.

    Interview

    I applied online. It took me a week to get a phone interview. The position is Verification engineer. The interview lasted for half an hour. Nothing tricky, general circuit design and c language questions. Asked me to design a circuit giving the number and names of the inputs and outputs and the function to implement. Asked me to write a recursive function in c language.

    Interview Questions

    • Design a circuit to generate a pulse whenever the input flips.   Answer Question
  9. Helpful (2)  

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Ambarella.

    Interview

    3 phone interviews

    Interview Questions

  10. Helpful (1)  

    Entry Level ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Ambarella (Santa Clara, CA) in September 2013.

    Interview

    two round short onsite. Second round is simple, all common ASIC interview questions. First round mainly about asynchronize fifo and a tricky latch decoder question. Failed in the first one but still got the second chance, got rejected after the second one although didn't make any mistake.

    Interview Questions

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    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Ambarella.

    Interview

    Submit resume during the career fair, and then get e-mails to have interview. Three rounds of phone interviews

    Interview Questions

    • Detect the leading one in a sequence. Find the second smallest number in an array. Determine whether a infinite sequence is the multiple of 5.   Answer Question
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