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    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Open-Silicon.

    Interview Details

    Written round
    20 questions, 0.5 marks each and 5 subjective questions, 2 marks each
    digital, vlsi, networks

    Interview
    2 technical interview followed by a HR interview

    Interview Questions
    • 1st technical interview:
      Talk about yourself
      Talk about your project
      networks problem from question paper
      how does the power supply at home work between two to three rooms
      Flip flops timings questions
      frequency of 11 inverters in series
      detailed questioning of NMOS structure operations functioning secondary effects
      probe into channel length modulation
      CMOS inverter
      switching power there, static power and dynamic power formula
      logical puzzle:consider 2 taps (tap a and tap b) as inputs AND gate OR gate and XOR gate then take the same logic and build a water tank, locate the taps so that the functionality of the gates hold good
      Questions I got wrong in the question paper
      Resume-based questions

      2nd technical interview:
      Out of the box thinking helps here
      project related question: gaussian distribution
      a lot of static timing analysis questions, tricky
      a D FF with clock input as an AND gate with inputs A and clk, now remove AND gate to give a clean clk but the functionality of the circuit should remain the same.
      talk about the kind of job they do, the kind of job I want to do, offers at hand, training details, date of joining details

      HR round:
      A talk about future aims of my life and culture at OS, the perks of being a small company, etc etc
        Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Verification Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Open-Silicon in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    got call from HR after that had technical interviews

    Interview Questions
    • vmm is used extensively and people over there dont know ovm or plane system verilog is better thatn vmm   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Physical Design Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Open-Silicon in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    I have applied online job portal, later called for 4 rounds of technical interview on a weekday.
    Interview lasted for 4hr/day stretching two days. Questions are technically strong.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Open-Silicon in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    A three-sectioned written test followed by two comprehensive interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • Not much. A good preparation of electronics basics, verilog and C++ languages can easily get you through the test and interview.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not much as I was a fresh graduate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Design 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 a day - interviewed at Open-Silicon in May 2008.

    Interview Details

    for freshers below is the interview process:
    2 rounds of interview ...
    all basic are asked
    duration of interview is 1 hrs each
    question on timing and asic design flow
    study from Digital design by rabaey
    question on digital design basic . puzzles
    some basic math question
    for experienced below is the interview process looking for jobs in STA,Synthesis:
    STA basic
    Synthesis basic
    Formal verification basic

    Interview Questions
    • setup/hold violating fotr path ? what can be done to fix such paths ?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Lahore (Pakistan)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lahore (Pakistan)
    Application Details

    I applied through other source - interviewed at Open-Silicon in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Send your CV to HR directly , there will be written as well as singly to panel interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • Its all upto your qualification and field you have chosen   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Open-Silicon in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    The interview was a two step process. First interview was based on technical questions based on their technical expert or heads own experience in the digital circuit design. They were really expecting a lot in terms of knowledge regarding semiconductor physics as well. The second interview was more focused on my MS thesis work and how did I complete my circuit design.The office was very average , not very spacious but the setup was very clean.

    Interview Questions
    • How can you use an inverter in linear region?   Answer Question
    • How can you reduce the delay of an inverter?   Answer Question
    • What is salicide layer? How is it related to self-aligned gates?   Answer Question
    • Explain to us your thesis work? Designing the system from Top to Bottom?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    You have to negotiate your offer otherwise they will start with really low pay package.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Open-Silicon in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    interview was basically on basics of logic design.the unanswered questions of the written test paper

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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