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Applied Micro Circuits Interview Questions

Updated Oct 18, 2014
Updated Oct 18, 2014
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    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Questions asked on computer architecture - virtual memory, TLB, cache, memory management unit, virtual to physical address mapping, page table, asked to calculate the size of TLB when size of cache is given.
    Asked to write a C code using subroutines.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  2.  

    Applications Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at Applied Micro Circuits in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with the manager. Just a quick confirmation on availability and past experience.
    Onsite interview - consisted of 6 people. 2 managers, 3 engineers, and hr.

    It was weird being interview by a board designer since I was applying for an AE job.

    Interview Questions
    • Design a power supply filter with suppression for 200MHz.   View Answer
    • Explain the initialization sequence of PCIE   View Answer
    • What mathematical method to determine the maximum/minimum point of an arbitrary waveform   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Got another offer

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Sales Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Applied Micro Circuits in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    It went very very smooth

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    The place was too crowded and damp

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior ASIC Design Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Applied Micro Circuits in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview was quite brief (about 10~15min). They asked about my background and recent work, no technical questions. In a few days, they asked me to come for an onsite interview. Questions were not tough, fairly reasonable undergraduate level. I thought I did not bad, but it turned out that I should have been perfect, 'cause the questions were easy. Questions were quite fundamental things, so any missed answer might make them think I am on the shallow basis without through fundamentals.

    Interview Questions
    • FIFO questions; how do you calculate enough FIFO size when the input rate is N, and the output rate is M.   View Answer
    • which is hard to fix -- setup violation or hold violation? And why?   View Answers (3)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Regional Sales Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Applied Micro Circuits in March 2009.

    Interview Details

    Multiple interviewers but they mostly asked all the same questions. The standard seemed ot be part technical knowledge & I prepped by studying their product line, but they didn't ask much in that area. The rest was process & personality. Fortunately, everyone I spoke to was pretty reasonable & felt I breezed through this area. By was of reference, byt the time I was called in, my impression was the job was mine unless I screwed up the interview or didn't get along with one of the interviewers.

    Interview Questions
    • Who was your most difficult colleague or manager & how did you resolve it?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Here is what we're paying. We believe it is competitive (& it was).
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Applied Micro Circuits in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    Face to face interviews and telephonic intervies.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Applied Micro Circuits in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    the in-person interviews is conducted by the senior engineers and managers. It takes about 6 hours.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Staff Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Applied Micro Circuits in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Several rounds of technical Interview from engineers and managers from both US and AMCC Pune. Mostly interviewed on technical areas. Take a lot of time before they call you for a face to face interview. Interview complication level was average.

    Negotiation Details
    They were not negotiating with the salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Staff Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Applied Micro Circuits in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    DRC? ERC? LVS? RCX? Physical design? Mim Cap

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Software Validation Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pune (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pune (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Applied Micro Circuits in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    10 rounds of interview.Mostly of repeated questions from various people. Need to learn the Linux ,OS concepts,Scripting like Perl and Shell and Project development and Management activities,SDLC,STLC,Testing.Defect Cycle,SATA,PCIE,USB Protocol

    Interview Questions
    • Technical questions related to Automation ,Scripting ,Coding in C,C++   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There is nothing got accepted from the company side.But since i need it ,i got the same whatever offered
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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