Broadcom IC Design Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Jul 29, 2015
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Engineer, IC Design Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Broadcom.

Interview

This was through campus recruitment. Had two rounds of interviews, mostly technical. I was asked questions on my final year project which was quite different from the role I was applying for. The interviewers were very friendly and I ended up working under one of the interviewers.

Interview Questions

  • Basic questions about detecting a pattern, DMA and Computer Architecture. Few questions were also asked about timing analysis, detecting critical path and solving for setup and hold violations   Answer Question

Negotiation

Fixed benefits, no negotiation.

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    IC Design Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Broadcom (Santa Clara, CA) in June 2013.

    Interview

    got referred by a friend. The Director interviewed on the phone for about an hour. Mostly about school projects and C++ questions. Then there was the onsite interview for about 4 hours. Each interviewer interviewed for about 45 min. Asked questions about FIFO, school projects, C++, Verilog, Perl.

    Interview Questions

    • Just some C++basics since I had not prepared C++ at all. Arrays and pass by reference and value.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    no Negotiation, since it was my first internship

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    IC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Broadcom (Irvine, CA) in June 2012.

    Interview

    Got a phone interview thru linkedin, had one phone interview and than onsite at Irvine. The phone interview was based on resume and few computer architecture questions based on 5 stage pipeline,cache and virtual memory. onsite was based on verilog programming and c++

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    IC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Broadcom (San Diego, CA) in March 2012.

    Interview

    Phone interview. Email me first to schedule a phone interview time.

    Interview Questions

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    Engineer IC Design Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Broadcom in February 2012.

    Interview

    Two rounds of technical interview. Each lasted for an hour. Mainly tested on basics in digital design, vlsi concepts and projects. Basics questions like pattern detector using mealey and moore state machines, timing diagram using D flip flops, CMOS concepts, setup and hold violations, clock skew and jitters were tested

    Interview Questions

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    IC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Trichy (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Broadcom (Trichy (India)).

    Interview

    Written round followed by Technical interview for 2 hours and a 1 hour HR interview with the director. Technical round mainly involved questions that I had not answered during the exam and also from my resume on what projects I did. In the next round, the director briefed me on the opportunities available and the kind of work done at Beceem. Beceem was later acquired by Broadcom by the time I joined

    Interview Questions

    • one of the questions from the exam that I coudn't answer   Answer Question
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    IC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Broadcom (Bangalore (India)).

    Interview

    First, there was a phone screening interview, which included questions based on resume, computer architecture and memories. The second and third telephonic interview were on computer architecture, mainly focusing on through put , pipe lining , pipe lining hazards, branch prediction ,cache L1,L2 verilog implementation of state machines etc The interviewer gave ample time for answering and even had numerical solved

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    IC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chennai (India)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Broadcom (Chennai (India)) in August 2013.

    Interview

    Initial written round followed by 3 rounds of technical interview. Each round takes about 45mins and each will focus on a different area.

    Interview Questions

    • I was not prepared for questions from digital logic design. But there were questions in digital logic design   Answer Question
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    IC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bunnik (Netherlands)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    (Translated from English)

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Broadcom (Bunnik (Netherlands)) in May 2013.

    Interview

    Ik werd geïnterviewd voor een positie als instapniveau analoge IC designingenieur bij het Bunnik kantoor van Broadcom. Het interview duurde een hele dag. Het begon om 10 uur 's ochtends en duurde tot bijna 6 uur 's avonds. In totaal waren er 7 technische rondes en 1 ronde met personeelszaken (allemaal één op één). In het grootste gedeelte van de technische interviews werden mij vragen gesteld over mijn masterscriptie, die ik allemaal heel goed kon beantwoorden en waar ik heel goede opmerkingen over kreeg.

    I was interviewed for the position of entry-level Analog IC Design Engineer at the Bunnik office of Broadcom. The interview was for 1 full day starting from morning 10 till almost 6 in the evening. In total, there were 7 technical rounds and 1 HR round (all one-on-one). In majority of the technical interviews, I was asked questions based on my Master's thesis, all of which I could answer very well and got very good remarks.

    Interview Questions

    • Ik denk niet dat er onverwachte of heel moeilijke vragen waren.   I don't think there were any unexpected questions, or very difficult questions.   Answer Question
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    IC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Swindon, Gloucestershire, South West England, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Broadcom (Swindon, Gloucestershire, South West England, England (UK)).

    Interview

    written technical test followed by a technical interview with senior designers

    Interview Questions

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