Cypress Semiconductor Applications Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Jul 11, 2014
Updated Jul 11, 2014
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Applications Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Cypress Semiconductor in December 2011.

Interview Details

1) Shortlisted based on Resume.
2) Written round on Analog(15 questions), Digital(15 Questions) and C(10 Questions).
3) Next is the technical interview of the questions mostly on analog(RC circuits, fourier transform, Op-Amps.)
4) Next is the phone interview about the undergraduate projects and explaining the difficulties faced in the project.

Interview Questions
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 7 weeks - interviewed at Cypress Semiconductor.

    Interview Details

    First there was a Phone screen by the hiring manager.
    This was followed by a single site visit about two weeks later.
    Site visit consisted of several one on one interviews and a group interview.
    There were a few technical and job specific questions but nothing too difficult or awkward/unexpected.
    Overall, it was fine.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Not able to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Troy, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Troy, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Cypress Semiconductor in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Met the personnel at the career fair. Got an interview for the next day. The first round of interview in not HR but technical. They tested whether I knew what I was talking about and asked a lot of questions on my resume. The company work culture is pretty serious.

    Interview Questions
    • They check whether you have insight on what you are talking about. Asked about power converters questions, to draw circuit diagrams and explain what is going on.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Cypress Semiconductor.

    Interview Details

    Interview process consists of a wolfpack interview which is a stress simulation interview.
    The interview is very technical.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if you dont agress with the CEO's policy   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Written round
    1) 10 DEC basic very easy
    2) 10 AEC network analysis, clampers, switch related problems, rc ckts, adc/dac
    3) 5 MC basic very easy
    4) 5 C programming pointers, functions, structures, unions, did only 1 question on functions.

    Interview rounds

    1) 3 on 1
    2) 4 on 1
    3) 4 on 1
    4) 1 on 1

    Next round: Will be telephonic

    Interview Questions
    • Questions on Projects: should have been thorough it. Give an appreciative explanation, not equation based. To be confident, should be prepared.
      Analog questions: VCO construction schematic, Relaxation oscillator schematic, Instrumentational Amplifier vs non-inverting amplifier regarding input impedance.
      How to change the speed of a fan depending on the temperature of the room
      Temperature sensors, motors, driving a fan.
      analog signal+potentiometer.......MC board.....pwm signal to drive a dc motor. What are the blocks inbetween ?
      Communication protocols: SPI I2C CAN USB UART USRT. MUST HAVE STUDIED !!!!
      infinte loop, char c goes from -128 to +127
      network, infinite resistance stair
      printf("%d%d%d",i,i++,++i) o/p
      Are you placed in other companies ? where ? Will you take that ? Why Cypress now that you are alreaddy placed in that company ?
      What is the most difficult situation you have faced in your project ? how did you overcome it ?
      Higher studies ? yes or no

      Talk about yourself.
      C programming, about constructors, static variable initialization within a function.
      Bit operations in C should be known.
      Conversion from binary to grey in 3 steps.
      Structure vs Union
      BCD Binary
      Filters FIR IIR

      Darlington pair
      LEDs
      8051
      interfacing LED and Switch
      Why do you write 1 to make it an input pin ?
      transistors
      is source and drain of mosfets exchangable ?
      a question from written paper

      Hr round
      resume based
      puzzle, three boxes apple orange apple+orange labelled wrong how to determine the right one with least number of picks
      adc dac architectures
      about the projects on your resume
      be thorough with resume
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Cypress Semiconductor.

    Interview Details

    Written test, 2 rounds of interview - 1 hour each, HR interview, telephonic interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Applications Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at Cypress Semiconductor.

    Interview Details

    It was a referral. Had written round. Should be technically strong. Shortlisted candidates will have a)Wolf pack round - 3 persons will interview you at the same time. You should have strong technical knowledge.Basic isn't enough. b) 1:1 interview c) Managerial interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Applications Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Cypress Semiconductor.

    Interview Details

    Initially there was a written test which had 30 questions. 10 from digital, 10 from analog, 5 from C program and 5 from microprocessors. Then there was technical interview and then HR. The technical was brainstorming. The expect a candidate to know all the basics of electronics.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Applications Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cypress Semiconductor in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    There are usually 5 rounds of technical interviews and a HR interview which nobody cares about. The stress interview is aptly called the wolf-pack, where three guys try to hunt you down in a pack. Before you answer one question, another non related question is awaiting you and you are expected to switch your mind and focus on the other question instantly. The hiring process is a bit lengthy and if you're not selected, you might not even get a call back informing you of the same. The interviewers looks for Cypress' core values in you and see if you will survive the work pressure in CY. I've seen technically solid candidates being rejected in the interview because they weren't able to handle pressure (key survival instinct in CY)

    Interview Questions
    • It was regarding the optimization of my final year project.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations involved.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Cypress Semiconductor.

    Interview Details

    Maximum 8 rounds and minimum 5 rounds of interview are there. I had 4 technical and 1 HR interview. HR interview is more like situation base interview. They will give you a day to day professional life situation. Technical interview is to check your basic understanding of concept. Very less theoretical question.

    Interview Questions
    • In technical interview, they asked about rating of different electronics equipment, we used in our daily life.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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