Cadence Design Systems Applications Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Apr 10, 2015
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Applications Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
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Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems (San Jose, CA).

Interview

short phone interview with simple questions on resume like how much do you know about PERL, verilog etc.
confirmed for onsite interview immediately
onsite : 3 rounds
1st 45 min didn't involve any questions, just discussion about position
2nd 1 hr heavily on PERL and my experience in scripting
3rd 1.5 hrs on verilog, FSM, basic SystemVerilog and discussion about position
2nd and 3rd round were mostly coding on white board.

The hiring manager was really nice. Although I could not get an offer, he was extremely helpful and offered me feedback about my interview and we are still in touch.

Interview Questions

  • draw FSM for 4 bit counter with load, reset
    write verilog code for it
    perl regex questions
     
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    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Cadence Design Systems.

    Interview

    Initial 2 hour phone interview when the manager was convinced and short listed me for an on-site.
    The on site interview was for 7 rounds one hour each.
    Was interviewed by the entire team one by one.
    Had to use a white board to sketch and explain concepts. Mostly revolved around my projects and also certain fundamental concepts were tested.

    Interview Questions

    • Covered entire Digital VLSI and RTL2GDSII flow, pseudo-codes, Power optimization, Physical Design, Timing Analysis, Perl, antenna effect.   Answer Question
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    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems.

    Interview

    I first had a phone interview where they asked me my background, my previous job experience and some projects I was envolved in. Later i had an onsite interview where 4 interviewers asked me more detailed technical questions.

    Interview Questions

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    Application Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems (San Jose, CA) in June 2010.

    Interview

    A short Phone Interview with manager, followed by on site interview. The people at cadence are very nice and professional. It was a nice experience.

    Interview Questions

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    Application Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems (Santa Clara, CA) in September 2009.

    Interview

    We had talked about my resume, and the work I had done previously with my former company. The interviewer went into details of the Cadence tool for which the AE would be responsible for if he were to get the job. In the end, they found other interviewees with more experience with that particular Cadence Tool.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe some of the common errors you come across while using the cadence tool   1 Answer
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    Application Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems in February 2011.

    Interview

    Unscheduled telephone call: I was not expecting the call and was in the middle of another project. The interview started by asking a technical question about systemverilog - write code in your head - image the design. ---- I refuse to recite coding standards. Actually, I refer to book and the internet if I cannot remember a systemverilog rule - duh!

    Interview Questions

    • Design an OVM interface for --- using systemverilog?   1 Answer

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