Marvell Technology ASIC Design Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Jun 24, 2014
Updated Jun 24, 2014
28 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

26%
57%
15%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

38%
30%
16%

Interview Difficulty

2.9
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

28 Candidate Interview Reviews Back to all interviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty

1 person found this helpful  

ASIC Design Engineer Interview

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

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Marvell Technology in March 2014.

Interview Details

one phone interview, asked about projects on the resume. Then asked about MESI protocol. Then Onsite interview. There are 5 people. First one asked basic CPU questions, such as 5 stage pipelined CPU. Second one asked me about reorder buffer in the out of order processor and load store queue. Third one asked about waveform questions. The last two asked me about some verilog questions.

Interview Questions
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Other Interview Reviews for Marvell Technology

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Aliso Viejo, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Marvell Technology.

    Interview Details

    I submitted job application 8 months ago online. No HR contacted. Directly contacted by hiring manager and setup one phone call about 45 min, then onsite interview about 6 hours.

    Interview Questions
    • How many data bits needed to represent A*B+C, all are 8 bit unsigned   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    4 rounds, one hr and three technical. Generally good. They asked questions about the resume, one interviewer asked a lot of basic circuit problem, like how to draw an inverter(transistor level), state machine, etc.

    Interview Questions
    • Most of the questions are just normal, like state machine, timing, clock gating.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Marvell Technology in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I've applied online at Jan. and wait 2-3 months to get this phone interview. One guy from Marvell emailed me and set a time to call (so I choose the next day's afternoon). And that guy called on time. The whole time of this phone interview is about 50min, and he asked about 8 questions.

    Interview Questions
    • How to check if a fabricated chip has a hold time violation, and how to fix it.   View Answers (2)
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  4. We want your feedback – Is this interview information helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Marvell Technology.

    Interview Details

    I was offered 2 phone interview. And then have an onsite interview. They pay for the flight and hotel. Their interviews are quite difficult. In the 1st phone, they asked to describe MESI's all transition on phone. And most question is on CPU design. They asked a lot of implementation details.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked a lot questions on pipeline design. Like how to optimize the overall ipc regarding branch? Is it possible to get branch resolved in decode stage?   Answer Question
    No Offer
  6.  

    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    strong background knowledge required. staffs on the resume

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Marvell Technology.

    Interview Details

    First phone interview , then on-site

    Interview Questions
    • What is the difference between the syn and asyn FIFO? Is there any way for cross domain signal transfer? Tell me related technique and writing verilog code to describe it.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Marvell Technology.

    Interview Details

    First round telephone interview: A design manage of their Datacom group called me to schedule a telephone interview next week.

    Asked questions based on my resume, projects, especially circuit logic design, STA, dynamic structure

    He is very polite, nice people.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    ASIC 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 a day - interviewed at Marvell Technology in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    Online applications and call within 2-4 weeks. Strange thing manager called directly without scheduling an interview and started asking all sorts of questions. He was so impressed that towards the end he said the next round might be bypassed and HR might send the on-site invitation. Till date, I haven't heard back from them neither the HR nor the manager who called.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Marvell Technology.

    Interview Details

    a phone interview followed by an onsite interveiw

    Interview Questions
    No Offer

Worked for Marvell Technology? Contribute to the Community!

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.