Exar Reviews

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Exar Director, President & CEO Louis DiNardo
Louis DiNardo
8 Ratings

    So far so good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Exar full-time for more than 5 years


    People are nice here and I have good time to work with them.


    Projects could be cut after spending so much time on it.

    Neutral Outlook

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    Senior Staff Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fremont, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fremont, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at Exar in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    I was able to skip the initial phone screen because I was an employee referral. The actual interview was a full day and focused mainly on technical aspects. Anything on your resume is fair game, even if it is more than 10 years old and is NOT relevant to the proposed position. Interviewers seemed more interested in finding out what you do NOT know rather than what you do know. One of the questions focused on command-line options for gcc, but totally ignored what I consider the real subject matter of the example design, which was the trade offs between dynamic and static memory allocation on a real time system. On the positive side, the interviewers were polite

    Interview Questions
    • Please describe the SONET frame structure.   View Answer
    • Explain the gcc command-line options for run-time checking of array bounds.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
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    Difficult Interview

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Website www.exar.com
Headquarters Fremont, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1971
Type Company - Public (EXAR)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Exar seeks excellence in the exacting world of integrated circuits. The fabless semiconductor company's digital, analog, and mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) are used in networking equipment -- especially telecom infrastructure gear -- as well as in video and imaging devices, such as handheld electronics, set-top boxes, and DVRs. It also makes ICs and subsystems for the power management and datacom and storage markets, including storage optimization and network security processors. Exar's customers include Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, LG Electronics, NEC... More

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