Pixelworks

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wasted years

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Former Employee - Senior Director in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Senior Director in San Jose, CA

I worked at Pixelworks full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

video technology is exciting and interesting

Cons

the company stumbled badly with its acquisition strategy

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Pixelworks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    no good reasons any more because of below reasons:
    1. as a SoC company PW is strong in DSP algorithm. However it is not able to transfer them into competitive products because the company is weak at IC design and not able to deliver cost competitive solutions.

    Cons

    the bread and butter business for PW is projector. This market is not growing and is threatened by large screen displays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great place to work in the early days (2000-2005).

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    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Tualatin, OR
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Tualatin, OR

    I worked at Pixelworks

    Pros

    Leading edge technology.
    Company still leads projector market.
    Helping see new products in production you helped with.
    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Chips in the field became commodity and became hard to compete.
    Management team decided to offshore most of the work in mid to late 2000's which broke the company.
    By the time a course correction was made it was too late to save the core of the company and engineers who began everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to core competencies of projector/scaling chips. Offer limited options for the TV and monitor market and beef up support to help most important customers. Rebuild the design team in the US and allow the Asian teams to develop chips to meet needs of their market.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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