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Cypress Semiconductor Applications Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Jul 27, 2017
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Applications Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lynnwood, WA
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Cypress Semiconductor (Lynnwood, WA) in January 2016.

Interview

I applied online and 3 months later a hiring manager at Cypress contacted me. We spoke on the phone and he asked about my work history, projects, and education. We then scheduled an in person interview.

Prior to the interview I was sent an email with a check list of things I needed to do before hand. There was a questionnaire, which had about 17 personality questions. The time commitment for me was rather significant, nearly four hours. In addition, there was a company info packet that needed to be reviewed. The packet described what the interview process would be like, company history and facts, and benefits (it looked like they had great benefits).

The interview was on par with other interviews I've been to as far as questioning. It had your typical what projects have you worked on, what do you do, why do you want to work for us kind of questions, and some rudimentary technical ones.

The interview however began with a 1-on-1 with the hiring manager, followed by a 1-on-1 with a senior engineer, and ending with a "wolf pack" interview with 3 other staff engineers. As part of their corporate policy, an executive must be a part of the interview process before a final determination is made. However, no one was available for my interview that day. Overall it took the entire morning, from 9-1. At the end the hiring manager kindly asked if I wanted to go to lunch with some of the guys. I had to refuse due to a prior arrangement. He let me know that he'd call me within a few days to try and schedule the executive interview.

What followed was nearly a dozen emails between the hiring manager and a receptionist (administrative associate) attempting to schedule an executive interview, a couple more phone conversations with the hiring manager, a phone interview with an executive, and an additional in person interview with another executive. Through all of which the hiring manager continually asserted I was a top candidate.

Toward the end of my rigmarole of an interview process, I was a bit skeptical about taking the position and it might've shown. At one point I had considered the troubles they were having was part of an exercise to see how much I would put up with... I had also considered that the issues they were having communicating and scheduling activities internally, might reflect how day to day operations would be executed -- poorly scheduled/planned, continually changing, up in the air, etc.

But my overall feeling was that it was your typical corporation, with some real genuine, good people working there.

Interview Questions

  • In C, how do you set, clear, and invert bits.   Answer Question
  • Some questions about interrupts and what you need to be aware of when using them.   Answer Question
  • In C, write a function that accepts the parameters of an int pointer and it's length, and returns the average of the int pointer (array).   Answer Question
  • Some basic electrical fundamental questions with voltage dividers and op amps.   Answer Question
  • If you were a bumper sticker, what would you say?   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for Cypress Semiconductor

  1. Helpful (11)  

    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Four interviews. Questions on1) academics projects. 2) Micro-controller architecture 3) Programming 4)Electronics fundamentals.
    Questions on Following topics:
    Inductors, Capacitors switching circuits.
    Interrupts handling
    Network theorems
    C programming
    Inverters
    Memories
    Digital logic
    Micro-controller fundamentals

    Inductors, Capacitors switching circuits.
    Interrupts handling
    Network theorems
    C programming
    Inverters
    Memories
    Digital logic
    Micro-controller fundamentals

    Interview Questions

    • What is the worst debugging experience in academic process? How did you solve it?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiations. Campus placement offer.


  2.  

    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at Cypress Semiconductor.

    Interview

    First there was a Phone screen by the hiring manager.
    This was followed by a single site visit about two weeks later.
    Site visit consisted of several one on one interviews and a group interview.
    There were a few technical and job specific questions but nothing too difficult or awkward/unexpected.
    Overall, it was fine.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Not able to negotiate.

  3. Helpful (2)  

    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Troy, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Cypress Semiconductor (Troy, NY) in February 2014.

    Interview

    Met the personnel at the career fair. Got an interview for the next day. The first round of interview in not HR but technical. They tested whether I knew what I was talking about and asked a lot of questions on my resume. The company work culture is pretty serious.

    Interview Questions

    • They check whether you have insight on what you are talking about. Asked about power converters questions, to draw circuit diagrams and explain what is going on.   Answer Question

  4.  

    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Cypress Semiconductor.

    Interview

    Interview process consists of a wolfpack interview which is a stress simulation interview.
    The interview is very technical.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if you dont agress with the CEO's policy   Answer Question

  5.  

    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Cypress Semiconductor (San Jose, CA) in August 2012.

    Interview

    first, I response on job website. no response.
    second, 1 month later, this same job title on website again, I sent application again.
    phone interview first.
    then on site interview
    on site interview:
    1. you are first given a packet about company's management philosophy(this is just like a "self promote" of T.J.XXXX, the ceo of this company, which has worked for company maybe 20 years, this is strange, micro-management, tread his self as management god, rest of people are just stupid)
    2. group interview

    Interview Questions

    • some basic text book questions about capacitor??? what else, nothing impressive.
      asked some software question? the funny part is: the asker don't show their intention what he exactly want your answer, after few conversation, finally, understand he want to ask. This company is weird, from T.J.Rice(????, can't remember it exactly) to low-level staff, feel very strange.   Answer Question

  6.  

    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Cypress Semiconductor in December 2011.

    Interview

    1) Shortlisted based on Resume.
    2) Written round on Analog(15 questions), Digital(15 Questions) and C(10 Questions).
    3) Next is the technical interview of the questions mostly on analog(RC circuits, fourier transform, Op-Amps.)
    4) Next is the phone interview about the undergraduate projects and explaining the difficulties faced in the project.

    Interview Questions


  7.  

    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chennai (India)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Cypress Semiconductor (Chennai (India)).

    Interview

    I applied through college.
    First round was written test which consists of questions from opamp,microprocessors,digitals and c basics.
    Second round was technical interview in which they mostly asked about the project and some topics in microprocessor,C(basics),digital circuits.

    Interview Questions

  8. Helpful (3)  

    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chennai (India)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Cypress Semiconductor (Chennai (India)) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Cypress came for college recruitment.
    It totally consists of five rounds.First round was online test.It is mostly based on op-amps,microprocessor,analog and digital circuits.Next two rounds are technical round.And the final round is technical+HR.

    Interview Questions

    • Difference between blocking and non-blocking assignment?   Answer Question
    • Difference between moore and melay state models?   Answer Question
    • Difference between synthesizable and non synthesizable statements in verilog??   Answer Question
    • Design a Finite State Machine to control the fan?   Answer Question
    • How will you introduce delay in microprocessor 8085??   Answer Question

  9. Helpful (2)  

    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Delhi (India)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Cypress Semiconductor (New Delhi (India)).

    Interview

    Campus recruitment, Single day process, Written exam based on b.tech electronic syllabus, based on the performance of written test called for interview. Interwiew was not too difficult, they where looking for people with knowledge in microcontrollers.

    Interview Questions


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