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## Hardware Interview Questions

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### Mac Specialist (Apple Store) at Apple was asked...

Sep 29, 2011
 Why do you want to work for Apple?1 AnswerTo be the face of a company I admire and meet customer needs.

### Mac Specialist (Apple Store) at Apple was asked...

Sep 29, 2011
 Why is Apple great?1 AnswerCustomer service, exciting place to work, fast paced, great customer experience, adventure everyday, diversity and support from a leadership team.

### ASIC Design Engineer Internship at NVIDIA was asked...

Oct 17, 2010
 Calculate the number of logic 1's in a given input using combinational logic only. And some basic logic based questions2 Answersanssome hint: mask with 1,2,4, ...

### FiOS Technical Support Representative at Telvista was asked...

Jan 30, 2012
 What type of cable is this? What does it connect? What is it used for?1 AnswerIt was a picture of an Ethernet connector which would be a hard line connection between the modem and the CPU of a computer to establish an internet connection. For wirelessly connected intenet customers that are experiencing WiFi connectivity issues, it is sometimes necessary to establish a fixed, physical connection to be able to troubleshoot computer settings that may be interfering with wireless networking, first.

Mar 1, 2012
 Draw an SR-latch1 AnswerTwo NOR gates with output of each going into input of the other. The S output is !Q and the R output is Q.

### ASIC Verification Engineer at Zoran was asked...

Sep 9, 2010
 How would you implement a full-adder, both with and without carry-in?1 Answerwith carry-in, write down the truth table, karnaugh graph, and the expression, then circuit. without carry-in, it's a half adder

### Digital Hardware Engineer at National Instruments was asked...

Apr 9, 2012
 Design an FSM to generate a sequence. or to detect a sequence.1 AnswerDraw FSM and assign the states. Write truth table, present state, next state, decide one flip flop, write excitation table and roughly draw the diagram.

### Owner at All Books & Company was asked...

Dec 30, 2011
 Do you have the technical knowledge to operate a book shop? Can you supervise employees so that they are fulfilled and the job is done? Have you the business knowledge to maintain the b-o-r-i-n-g side of the job?1 AnswerI think so. (I really had tons of this!) I don't know. (Kind of as long as they wanted to work for me.) Yes, I am a CPA. (Hah, this was the worst. I was awful. Shoemaker:Children)

### Global Programming Assistant at National Geographic Channel was asked...

Sep 5, 2016
 Do you love TV?2 AnswersYes, I actually interned here so I knew the culture pretty well. They will ask you about what you watch, how you watch it, what you think. DO not shy away from geeking out about the television you love to watch (even if it is not their programming).Yes

### Dev Tech Engineer at NVIDIA was asked...

Dec 30, 2009
 Some cache problem: about which part of memory should be cached when you solve a linear system so that the speed up benefit from the cache could actually be taken advantage of.1 AnswerI can't really post the actual question here since it's against the agreement. But you have to be very familiar with computer architecture and large scale concurrency. But I am from computer graphics background, so I totally missed the questions from that interviews
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