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  1. Helpful (4)  

    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Inphi (Santa Clara, CA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    I think that position should be a RF sale engineering position.
    I applied it in the middle of Oct 2016 and I got the phone interview at the end of that month.

    Interview Questions

    • 1.What is 0dBm?
      2.What is 3dB point?
      3.In the vacuum, given the wave length of a signal, you are required to compute the frequency of the wave.
      4. Given the DC voltage value and the value of a resistor, if we apply the DC voltage onto the resistor, what is the power consumption?   1 Answer

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    Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Inphi (Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA) in November 2012.

    Interview

    On the phone, I spoke with the engineering team and the sales team. Sales side, spoke with my boss, then his boss, and then at the end of it all, his boss (which'd be the CEO). Engineering side, I spoke with the lead engineers of the product lines I'd be involved with. General questions about knowledge of the product field and the industry. Then had a face-to-face with my boss. We got along well, so that was that. I was referred personally, so it wasn't especially high-pressure. Then a quick final approval by the CEO.

    Interview Questions

    • One of the lead engineers did a fairly thorough grilling of my knowledge of electronics and signalling. Began simple ("Tell me everything you know about jitter"), and then got more specific. If you're qualified you'll do fine.   1 Answer
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    Senior Staff Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Inphi (Santa Clara, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    HR did a phone screening, and arranged onsite interview with technical team 2 weeks later. 6 staffs attended the interview. The whole process towards offering a package is about ~1.5 months.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Recruiters asked the current compensation, and did an offer package ~10% higher than current compensation.


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    Senior Staff Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Inphi (Santa Clara, CA) in March 2011.

    Interview

    Phone interview --> technical interview --> back to back on-site interview with 5 technical staffs (4 hours in total) --> interview by VP engineering --> package negotiation with HR --> offer stage ...................................................................

    Interview Questions


  5. Helpful (1)  

    Senior Staff Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Inphi (Santa Clara, CA).

    Interview

    Recruiter was very professional and the process was well streamlined. There was a phone screen, followed by two rounds of interviews, one with the hiring manager and other with a larger team. Many people from different functions asked questions about their areas. They were well coordinated to get background in many relevant areas.

    Interview Questions


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    Packaging Designer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Inphi (San Jose, CA) in October 2017.

    Interview

    First step : Telephonic screening
    Questions related to the projects listed in resume and fundamental technical questions
    Second step : On-site
    45 mins discussion each with five team members including the Sr. Design engineers , Hiring Manager and Director.
    Questions testing technical knowledge in package design

    Interview Questions

    • Which Transmission line type is preferable for differential ended signaling.Why?
       2. If you want to increase the impedance of an interconnection , what do you with the width and substrate height given the thickness of the metal is kept constant.
      3. Difference between lumped and wave port -> very important to know as a package designer.   Answer Question

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    QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Inphi (San Jose, CA) in July 2016.

    Interview

    The interview is not too hard. Two phone interviews and one onsite interview. Each interview lasted about 30 to 45 mins. Will ask previous experience and strength and what will bring to New position

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you think you are the best fit for this position?   Answer Question
  8. Helpful (1)  

    Principal Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fremont, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Inphi (Fremont, CA) in December 2017.

    Interview

    Recruiter was very positive and spent more than an hour to discuss and understand my background, credentials and career preferences. He was responsive and arranged hiring manager interview. I felt that the hiring manager was not well prepared to ask questions consistent with the position or my credentials. I felt the questions were too basic for an experienced position and candidate. Unfortunately, the hiring manager was hung up on trying to get the name of the project managers who I worked with 10 years ago rather than knowing my competency level. Also, the hiring manager cut me off before finishing my answer many times and seem easily irritated. Hiring manager’s description of the job also had some discrepancy from what was posted. I thought this is it and made up mind to move on. To my surprise, a follow up interview was arranged by an individual who reported to this hiring manager. Again, I felt the questions were too basic for the open position. At least this individual was more cordial and was willing to listen to my responses. In the initial screening, recruiter projected that the organization has great business growth plans and was looking for candidates like me with excellent credentials. However the hiring manager and her report who interviewed wanted to maintain status quo. There was disconnect. Eventually I got regret mail. I was not interested in a job that require me to just maintain status quo. So it was not a good fit for me either.

    Interview Questions

    • Who was the project manager at XXX when you were contributing to project YYY?   1 Answer

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    Engineer, Validation Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Inphi in May 2014.

    Interview

    The manager just said my background was only optics which was far from the electronics. He then asked me which courses I had taken, and he emphasized on your semiconductor and materials background. No technical questions were involved. The interview lasted for 40 mins.

    Interview Questions


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    Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Inphi.

    Interview

    I had a skype interview with two of the area leaders on two different interviews, on the first one they interviewed me for background and talked about job description and on the second one we discussed payment and starting date

    Interview Questions


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