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ASIC Verification Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Broadcom
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 Question – SystemVerilog vs Verilog Answer Question
Bluetooth Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Broadcom in July 2013.
Interview Details – Simple phone interview followed by on-site interview with three members of the team.
Not quite technical as they are new to hiring interns at that time and they may have found me not quite match.
Interview Question – No technical or coding questions Answer Question
IC Design Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Broadcom
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 Question – what's multi-mode fiber? Answer Question
Sales Operation Analyst Intern Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Broadcom.
Interview Details – One quick phone call to initiate the process. Came in for an interview and met with two supervisory members of the team separately. They asked typical interview questions and nothing was out of the ordinary.
Interview Question – Where do you see the semi-conductor industry in five years? Answer Question
Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Broadcom in April 2013.
Interview Details – 4 hour interview, mainly technical questions
Interview Question – Circuit design questions Answer Question
Negotiation Details – no negotiations for interns
IC Verification Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Broadcom in June 2013.
Interview Details – Initial communication was fine and quickly followed up with 2 on-site interviews. One with the hiring manager and one with a technical team. What stood out in the technical interview was that only one of the three asked actual technical question and the other 3 just talked about their work and asked me about mine. Unfortunately the one real technical interview was primarily physical design which I had never worked on and was unrelated to the job I interviewed for. I was asked during the interview if I was married, had kids, how old and where they did go to school. Not one but two interviewers mentioned they didn't know they had any open positions. I suspect they didn't. There was no further communication after the interview at all from either the hiring manager or the recruiter.
Interview Question – Unexpected: Physical design questions in a logic verification interview. Answer Question
Processor Verification Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Broadcom in March 2014.
Interview Details – Two phone interviews. Both had similar questions asked by different people
Pipeline, stages, hazards, how u avoid. How u implement these. Register forwarding implementation. Register renaming implementation. why not many stages in pipeline
cache LRU algorithm?
Cache sets and ways given. calc the cache size
Physical to VA translation!!
assembly knowledge? give psuedo code to reverse data in 8 byte reg
Second phone screen has almost similar questions.
Graphics related quesitons: explain various stages of GPU pipe
Interview Question – questions were asked from design point of view Answer Question
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