Intersil Interview Questions

Updated Mar 1, 2015
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    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Intersil.

    Interview

    Got call from college career fair. Had a first half hour round the next day which included basic questions about resume projects, specially VLSI and digital circuit design based projects.
    The on site call consisted of 6 rounds which included basic Verification, ASIC design questions(like difference between nonblocking/blocking assignments, setup hold time constraints, clock domain crossing) and circuit design questions relevant to project(like SRAM design constraints).

    Interview Questions

    • What is the difference between inertial and transport delay in ASIC design? How will u model them?   Answer Question
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    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
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    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Intersil.

    Interview

    Was introduced/referred by a senior student from my lab who is an employee in Intersil. interviewed from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, many questions on basic understanding of Buck converters. They are all very friendly, so it was very comfortable experience.

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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Intersil in January 2015.

    Interview

    I discovered the opening on the website and used Linkedin to meet the VP of the facility. Got a phone screen and then was flown across the country to interview on site. Everybody I met was friendly and knowledgable, erring towards having a conversation with me over asking technical questions. As one of the interviewers put it, "I'd rather get to know you than waste time testing you - based on your university history, I already know that you are smart!". That was extremely refreshing to hear. Overall I really liked the people I met and I was impressed with the expedience of the entire hiring process. Their offer was generous and offered me tremendous relocation support.

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    • As I enquired about current operations at the fab, an interviewer described a problem related to their ion implantation process. He drew a diagram on the board and we casually talked about it, much like a university professor and undergraduate student would converse about questions asked in class. I loved that approach and felt much more informed afterwards, not just about the technical problem of Arsenic ion contamination, but also about the way Intersil employees talk to each other and problem solve.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Base salary was not negotiable, nor was the relocation stipend, but start times and temporary housing were

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    Silicon Design Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Intersil (Austin, TX) in November 2014.

    Interview

    phone interview followed by an on site interview with 4 members of the team. They asked everything from basic analog to digital to DSP and control systems. 4 rounds of on site interview with different members.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
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    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Intersil (Austin, TX).

    Interview

    Phone interview of 1 hour. Basic questions related to job and stuffs in resume.

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    Analog Design Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
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    Neutral Experience
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    No Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Intersil (Phoenix, AZ) in April 2014.

    Interview

    HR mailed me to propose a date for telephonic interview and then did not reply. I waited on the date i gave but no call. Then after 2 days she apologized and asked for another date. It was the first interview. He asked me about switch capacitor questions and the whole process was well. Again he called once after few days to let me know about the selection. But soon after two days HR mailed and said you have two more telephonic 2 go. Both of them were from Resume on LDO project and two stage op-amps. The whole process was for 2 months and i got a reject due to lack of experience as they said.

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    • mostly from switch capacitor noise analysis with continuous filters.   Answer Question
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    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Intersil in March 2014.

    Interview

    Phone interview, followed by Offer
    Phone interview involved 2 phone calls - one from an analog design and verification engineer, and another from digital design and verification engineer.
    Was asked about building up of state-machines and design of DACs, ADCs, and PLLs

    Interview Questions

    • Detailed working design of an 8-bit DAC - architecture, specifications, design and verification   Answer Question
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    Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Intersil in March 2014.

    Interview

    After applying for the company, HR called me to schedule the phone interviews. There were two phone interviews with a manager and a senior manager respectively. There was no onsite interview for hiring interns.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions are mostly based on my resume such as my relevant coursework and research experience. They also asked me about basics of C/C++.   1 Answer
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    Firmware Engineer NCG Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Intersil (Austin, TX) in February 2014.

    Interview

    Interview process took about 2-3 weeks. Applied online and got a call for a phone screening with two firmware guys - firmware team manager and senior firmware engineer. Interview was a great success and very positive. But this lasted only till the phone screening. As it turned out, the position was totally misinformed. They had clearly mentioned the Digital signal processing to be a PLUS. Additionally I had asked either of the guys in the telephonic round to check if they needed that skill specifically and this is what they replied "We have NEVER used that in FW coding. HW team might be dealing with that." However, the onsite interview started off with a series of questions on power electronics, which they had never mentioned on their job description. Next round was nothing other that signal processing and filters. Rest of the rounds had everything but firmware or embedded software. The closest I got to coding in the whole interview process was writing an algorithm for elevator. They never tested me for my coding skills or even the basic questions in C. I am not sure on what basis have they judged me for a firmware engineer position when the interview had no questions on coding. But the worst experience was yet to come when the manager of the group came in for the interview and asked me about my past work experience. As I was talking, he literally fell asleep in front of me, which I feel is very rude thing to do for any interviewer. At this point I wasn't even 5 minutes in to the discussion. At one point I stopped talking to see if he was even listening, and guess what, he was snoring !! At this point I was really pissed off at the way they were behaving and quickly finished the round to get the hell out of that place.

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly behavioral type of questions and resume specific questions. Elevator design problem.   Answer Question
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    Design Verification Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Intersil in February 2014.

    Interview

    submitted my resume in the career fair and got a call on the same day for 1:1 interview for the next day. resume based general questions and lot of analog design basic questions. after 2 week direct interview with hiring manger and then called for on site interview. On site interview included 5 small 1:1 interviews. All were on basic design logic. Analog design, verilog and system verilog. most of questions were based on verification profile.

    Interview Questions

    • all the question were quite easy but analog design questions were little difficult   Answer Question

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