Imagination Technologies

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Imagination Technologies Interview Questions

Updated Oct 29, 2014
Updated Oct 29, 2014
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  1.  

    Leading Hardware Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I had one hour skype interview. There were three general part in it.
    The first was a short talk about myself and my motivation to join Imtech team.
    The second one was technical chart with several questions to me those I described below.
    In the third part the interviewer asked me to briefly describe what I expect to do in future. I was slightly confused about such kind of theme .

    So what was the negative that is I had expected to be interviewed to SoC design role but actually I was for CPU designer position.

    Interview Questions
    • 1. What are the five stage of classical CPU pipelin?
      2. What does the O state in MOESI cache coherence protocol stand for?
      3. What will happen when programmer change the entity of the page table?
        Answer Question
    No Offer
  2.  

    Junior Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Imagination Technologies in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    At first I had to complete an online test. The questions weren't difficult and everyone in the hardware field should know them. After that test (after some days) I had a telephone interview with the senior engineer of the team. The interview also wasn't difficult and most of the questions were identical with the ones of online test. After that they informed be to go to their company for face2face interview. There they were also friendly and I think it wasn't that difficult too (There is the probability I didn't get to the hard part too)

    Interview Questions
    • At first they asked implementing some sort of function with hardware. After that do it with less hardware. After that design on board a state machine recognising some specific series of 0s and 1s.
      Finally implementing multiplication of 8 bit numbers with 4 bit multipliers + whatever I needed.
      Also they asked about read after write problems to processors and things on computer architecture.
      Also they asked me things on my Thesis.
        View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Imagination Technologies.

    Interview Details

    On line tests before the phone interview
    Phone interview (1 hour) (15 minutes CV interview - 40 minutes technical questions)

    Best way to multiply a number by 255
    Design a FSM for shift a sequence of bits
    DFT what you expected ? Why not 100%?
    Digital Method to reduce power .
    What is the causes of the delay gate to gate ?
    Create a PC (program counter)
    Create a 8x8 multiplier using a 4x4
    f=AB+CD with B stick to 1 (method to find which input is broken)

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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  5.  

    Principal Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Imagination Technologies in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Telephone Interview, Face-to-face for technical, followed by HR interview. Depending upon whether you're going for hardware or software positions in some cases you've to do online tests. Questions will range from computer architecture to Digital Systems Design, Verification to software based. This is assuming you're applying for a technical engineer role.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing specific, expect to be quizzed on technical ground well.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Good.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Video Software Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Imagination Technologies in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was initially contacted by a recruitment agency, who after an initial talk sent me a set of online tests which I passed, I had a phone interview afterwards with the leader which I also passed, and a few days later I went to their offices for the final interview. I thought it was a very interesting place, the interviewers were extremely knowledgeable.

    Interview Questions
    • Went really deep on a discussion of how to store state of a chess board, adding technical requirements along the way   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    They contacted me through e-mail to arrange a short interview on the phone. Typical questions regarding my interest in the position and a short review of my related experience. A couple of technical questions, pretty basic though as it was for an entry level position. Most of the questions were related to wireless communications, WLAN and Bluetooth standards.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing, most of the questions were about hardware design and wireless communication technologies.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hardware Design Engineer (Summer Placement) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Applied online via their website. After around two weeks they emailed me and arranged a phone interview which comprised of questions such as why did you choose Imagination, what have you studied at university, a little bit about MIPS architecture and questions regarding pipelining, interrupts and a linked-lists in C.

    A few days after they arranged a Face-to-Face interview with me at their HQ. This comprised of more difficult questions, particularly those at the low-level, things like designing counters in logic, creating a NAND only XOR etc. Just make sure you can do a little Boolean algebra.

    They're not looking for people who can answer every question perfectly, they're looking for those who think about it and make an attempt regardless rather than those who just say "I can't do it" or "I don't know how".

    Interview Questions
    • Given some binary sequence implement it in logic and then minify it using Boolean algebra/ Karnaugh maps etc   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Salary was specified in the interview. It's fixed for internships.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Digital ASIC Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bristol, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bristol, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Imagination Technologies in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied and was invited for a phone interview 2 days after. Although on the website it mentions that more generic questions are asked during the telephone interview, it was quite technical!

    Interview Questions
    • You will be asked about flipflops, shift registers and could even be given a stream of binary bits to work through a specific circuit.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Leading Design Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at Imagination Technologies.

    Interview Details

    Starts with a online C test at all levels of openings.
    Subsequently a couple of telephonic round to know more of the projects worked on, areas of interest and technical capabilities(based on team).
    On clearing above a FTF inteview which company compensates for. 2-3 members of the team including the manager judges the technical capabilities and problem solving skills of the individual.
    If found suitable the offer is released within a week,

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Hardware Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Imagination Technologies in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview followed by onsite interview. Entire process took a whole month. Asked to present on the topic of video compression techniques, then followed by questions and discussion. Afterwards, they asked me about past experiences, and many other technical questions. They were very professional and reasonable.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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