I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at Linear Technology in April 2012.
Interview Details – If you want to be a design engineer at Linear, besides knowing circuit fundamentals (R's, C's, L's) you really have to know your transistors. Current mirrors, current sources, diff pairs, cascoding, matching, op-amps, etc. You should also know control systems, noise gain, miller effect, etc. Last but not least, a knowledge of device structure, physics, and non-idealities is necessary. Some companies pride themselves in being able to train monkeys to be design engineers, but Linear only accepts the very best.
Interview Question – For an op-amp with 1kOhm output impedance and 1MHz GBP (1st order gain rolloff), operated as a follower and driving a capacitive load, what value of capacitance will bring the phase margin to 45 degrees? Answer Question
The process took 5 days - interviewed at Linear Technology in April 2011.
Interview Details – Coordination of the interview was professional. Interview consisted of 7-8 1-on-1 interviews at remote site and 7-8 1-on-1 interviews at HQ. Interviewers were very thorough: one of them had 3-4 pages of printed questions for me to go through with little help. If you know your fundamentals, you'll do well.
Interview Question – Discuss the benefits cascode devices have on PSRR performance. View Answer
Reason for Declining – Wasn't excited about remote location.
The process took a day - interviewed at Linear Technology in March 2011.
Interview Details – He asked basic questions, one current mirror matching problem, one circuit transfer function, one noise related quesiton
Pros: Profit sharing, good people outside most management. If you're a tech, you fare pretty well with the incentives such as floating holiday accrual, attendance bonus and sick time accrual. There is a quarterly ERT bonus paid to ERT members. Sabbatical… – Full Review
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