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Broadcom Interview Questions

Updated Dec 16, 2014
Updated Dec 16, 2014
389 Interview Reviews

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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Broadcom in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Asked about projects on my resume. And then technical questions:
    1,mismatching in layout: Prov is one contributor. (glitch?)
    2,how to decrease power, dynamic and static (sub threshold), Why can use CMOS
    3,logic design: change DFF in counter into TFF, then there are only three states. 00->01->11
    4,how to minimize noise using CMOS
    5,setup time and hold time, what does skew influence setup time and hold time
    6,What factors influence system frequency. I answered setup time.
    7,asked my project, size of whole layout os SRAM and final project in 477.
    8,how to decrease delay, I answered using larger size. update: increase I, such as size, Vdd, logical effort, decrease load. pipeline , parallel

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed over phone.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    ASIC Verification Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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 Questions
    No Offer
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    ASIC Validation Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    2 phone interviews. And onsite with 5 round technicle interview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  6.  

    IC Design Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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 Questions
    No Offer
  7.  

    Digital IC Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    1 phone interview, 1 onsite with 5 1 on 1 interview

    Interview Questions
    • Mostly focus on the projects on resume   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Sales Operation Analyst Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed 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 Questions
    • Where do you see the semi-conductor industry in five years?   Answer Question
    No Offer
  9.  

    SVT Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Broadcom.

    Interview Details

    Phone call and Onsite

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  10.  

    Communication Systems Design Intern Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Broadcom in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Received an email from hiring manager in 2 days. Set up telephonic interview the next day. I received email the same day asking my availability for onsite interview. Went onsite and was interviewed by 4 ppl (including lunch interview).

    Hotel and travel arrangements were good. All the people I met were very friendly. Lunch interview was mostly non-technical and looked like behavioral testing.

    Basics of communication system - Mainly concentrated on receiver section (synchronization, equalizer).
    OFDM, CP, Fading, HP filter, C code for FIR filter and other questions based on projects in resume.

    My interview went very well. Unexpected was a reject email after 2 weeks.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Principal Software 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 Broadcom in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    They interviewed me and then never bothered to email or call me either way. I did not appreciate that. I made alot of effort to prepare and attend interview and traveled far to attend it, and felt the interview went well, so to not have heard from them in ANY way whatsoever afterwards was a mild annoyance.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unexpected. ARM, Linux device drivers, white board coding.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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