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www.exar.com
Fremont, CA
201 to 500 employees
1971
Company - Public (EXAR)
Manufacturing
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Micrel, Integrated Device Technology, Maxim Integrated
Exar Corp designs, develops and markets high performance integrated circuits and system solutions for the industrial, infrastructure, automotive and audio/video markets. Our broad product portfolio includes power management, sensing and signal conditioning, interface, display ... Read more

Exar Reviews

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    Former Employee - Production Specialist in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Production Specialist in Fremont, CA
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    I worked at Exar full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    My coworkers are friendly, nice, and helpful. The environment was calm and productive.

    Cons

    Manufacturing was outsource, people were laid off.

    Advice to Management

    We did not get a raise for a few years. They should be more mindful and caring towards their employees.

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Exar Interviews

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    Senior Staff Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Exar (Fremont, CA) in May 2009.

    Interview

    I was able to skip the initial phone screen because I was an employee referral. The actual interview was a full day and focused mainly on technical aspects. Anything on your resume is fair game, even if it is more than 10 years old and is NOT relevant to the proposed position. Interviewers seemed more interested in finding out what you do NOT know rather than what you do know. One of the questions focused on command-line options for gcc, but totally ignored what I consider the real subject matter of the example design, which was the trade offs between dynamic and static memory allocation on a real time system. On the positive side, the interviewers were polite

    Interview Questions

    • Please describe the SONET frame structure.   1 Answer
    • Explain the gcc command-line options for run-time checking of array bounds.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate.

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Company Updates

  • http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQnuL

    Exar | Exar Launches AEC-Q100 Qualified Family of 40V PoL Regulators

    FREMONT, Calif., Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Exar Corporation (NYSE: EXAR), a leading supplier of analog mixed-signal application specific technology solutions serving the industrial, infrastructure, automotive and audio/video markets, today announced a new AEC-Q100 qualified family of 40V switching regulators for automotive applications such as infotainment head units and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).

  • Exar Corporation Appoints Division VP of Corporate Quality and Reliability http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQaeA

    Exar | Exar Corporation Appoints Division VP of Corporate Quality and Reliability

    FREMONT, Calif., Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Exar Corporation (NYSE: EXAR), a leading supplier of analog mixed-signal application specific technology solutions serving the industrial, infrastructure, automotive, and audio/video markets, named David Matteucci to the position of Division Vice President of Corporate Quality and Reliability.

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