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Skyworks Solutions Interview Questions

Updated Oct 11, 2017
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  1.  

    Engineering Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Skyworks Solutions in September 2017.

    Interview

    Applied during the university career fair and had an on-campus interview. Some RF basic questions like smith chart, matching and load line, and some BJT questions like relationship between currents in common-source.

    Interview Questions

    • How to optimize the number of matching components used with the smith chart?   Answer Question

  2.  

    RF Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cedar Rapids, IA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Skyworks Solutions (Cedar Rapids, IA) in June 2017.

    Interview

    I receive a email, ask me for the available phone interview time. the question was not difficult, matching network, transmission line, filter etc. I can feel the interviewer has much experience in RF.

    Interview Questions

  3.  

    RF Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Skyworks Solutions (San Jose, CA) in May 2017.

    Interview

    It's a phone interview. Received a call from the designer manager. He asked about my backgroung went through my resume to pick up some topics he interested. It lasted about an hour.

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  4.  

    Characterization Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newbury Park, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Skyworks Solutions (Newbury Park, CA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    The process took one week. I got a call from the recruiter. She asked me questions from my resume and at the end she told me that they already hired someone for that position.

    Interview Questions


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    RF Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cedar Rapids, IA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Skyworks Solutions (Cedar Rapids, IA) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Group first. One on One later. • RF/microwave transistor amplifiers
    o Various power amplifier classes – differences/pros/cons
    o I/V curves, load lines, operating points, bias
    o Low noise amplifier circuits
    • Impedance matching using a Smith chart – with inductors, capacitors and transmission lines
    • Passive circuits - Filters, duplexers, directional couplers, and other passive RF components/circuits
    • S-Parameters
    • Use of simulation tools such as ADS or HFSS
    • RF test equipment
    • Receiver circuits
    o Superheterodyne, direct conversion, pros/cons/differences
    o Phase noise, Sensitivity, Noise Figure
    • Modulation types and PA circuit implications

    Interview Questions

    • • RF/microwave transistor amplifiers
      o Various power amplifier classes – differences/pros/cons
      o I/V curves, load lines, operating points, bias
      o Low noise amplifier circuits
      • Impedance matching using a Smith chart – with inductors, capacitors and transmission lines
      • Passive circuits - Filters, duplexers, directional couplers, and other passive RF components/circuits
      • S-Parameters
      • Use of simulation tools such as ADS or HFSS
      • RF test equipment
      • Receiver circuits
      o Superheterodyne, direct conversion, pros/cons/differences
      o Phase noise, Sensitivity, Noise Figure
      • Modulation types and PA circuit implications   Answer Question

  6. Helpful (2)  

    RF Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Skyworks Solutions (Chicago, IL) in February 2017.

    Interview

    First Hr interview and then technical Interview with 2 persons on phone. Then they talked for almost an hour. It was a good experience, though. They give you enough time and repeat the questions if needed. They are knowledgeable. Prepare the basic stuff and things on your resume thoroughly.All the best for other people.

    Interview Questions

    • S-parameters, Smith Charts, Noise Figure, Stability, Impedance matching, CE, CB, CC amplifiers, LNA design, Noise Circles, Stability Circles.   Answer Question

  7. Helpful (3)  

    Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newbury Park, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Skyworks Solutions (Newbury Park, CA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    One day on-site after phone interview with team manager.

    Did a 45 mins presentation in the morning on previous experience. Met 6 managers and team leaders one by one, each 45 mins. Questions cover testing, PA, LNA, microwave basic and system design. Basic but they prone to dig in-depth if you were not sure.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the relation between sideband regrowth and measure of AMAM.   Answer Question
  8.  

    Fabrication Technician Temporary Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Northridge, CA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Skyworks Solutions (Northridge, CA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    basic work hour questions and current situation.
    ask some lab experience when i study in my project.
    what the project is, and what i do during the project.
    what experience get from the project.
    talk about the salary and support in the future.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. What is your interest in Skyworks and based on the job description why do you think you are a strong candidates for this role?

      2. What would be the 4 or 5 most important things you are looking for in your next ideal company and/or position?

      3. Why are you looking to leave your current employer, or reason for leaving last employer?

      4. What is the breakdown of your current or most recent ending compensation (salary, bonus, and anything else that goes in your annual w-2 earnings – all listed separately)?

      5. What are your salary requirements and the minimum base salary (not including bonus or other things that bring your wages higher) that you would be open to if a strong opportunity is presented to you?

      6. What shifts are you open to? We have 4 shifts and are a 24/7 365 days a year manufacturing site shifts are 12 hours 5:30pm – 5:30am, or 5:30am – 5:30pm working a 4-3-3-4 work week.

      7. This position is located in Southern California by Thousand Oaks (Newbury Park) if you could please confirm you are open to relocation to this area at your own cost, or commute to this location. We do not pay for relocation at this level.

      8. Are you a permanent resident, or do you require sponsorship?   Answer Question

  9. Helpful (1)  

    RF Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Skyworks Solutions.

    Interview

    I applied online through company website, the hiring manager emailed me several days (less than a week) after I submitted the application, and scheduled a phone interview which last about 30 minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • LC tank, dBm conversion, some device physics, and some other basic analog/RF questions, can't quite remember.   Answer Question

  10.  

    RF Design Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Skyworks Solutions (San Jose, CA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online. A couple of weeks later a HR person contacted me to schedule for a phone interview with a hiring manager. On the day of the interview, the hiring manager called me and immediately started asking technical questions. It took almost 50 min. The questions were arranged from simple to difficult level. A week later, the HR person contacted me and invited me for an on-site interview.

    Interview Questions

    • One of the most difficult questions was about different parameters and model of an integrated circuit component.   1 Answer

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