Physical Design Engineer Interview Questions

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NVIDIA Interviews

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Intel Corporation Interviews

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Synapse Design Automation Interviews

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Jun 12, 2014

Interview Question for Anonymous at Samsung Semiconductor:

“Not so difficult question that I remember.
There were many technical question regarding static timing analysis - setup and hold, power planning, place and route issues for different tools and…”


May 28, 2014

Interview Question for Anonymous at NVIDIA:

“Transistor level details from college level courses.”


Feb 11, 2014

Interview Question for Anonymous at MediaTek:

“why did you quit your job ? i quit my job and was my personal decision . interviewer was too curious to know why what etc. Seemed he was more upset more than me and worried i quit my job after…”


Jan 25, 2014

Interview Question for Anonymous at Apple:

“Device characteristics, channel length modulation, body effect, why leakage increases as we continue to scale”


Jan 25, 2014

Interview Question for Anonymous at Apple:

“6T SRAM working”


Jan 25, 2014

Interview Question for Anonymous at Apple:

“D FF transmission gate implementation, then gave delays of the jam latch and the TG, asked to tell the setup and hold time.”


Nov 7, 2013

Interview Question for Anonymous at NVIDIA:

“1.Inverted temperature effect on STA. the question was based on temperature effects on delay below 65nm technology. how STA works under those conditions at different corners.

2. An interesting…”


Oct 26, 2013

Interview Question for Physical Design Engineer at Cyient:

“Some specific details on Signal Integrity was challenging.”


Aug 16, 2013

Interview Question for Anonymous at AMD:

“Phone Screen:
>Difference b/w latch and flip flop
>Clock domain crossing; synchronizers, how they are placed wrt floor planning
>Explain what is IR drop and EM and ways to reduce it…”


May 13, 2013

Interview Question for Anonymous at Broadcom:

“talk about the clock distribution”