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Inphi Overview

Santa Clara, CA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public (IPHI)
Electrical & Electronic Manufacturing
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Inphi Corporation is a leading provider of high-speed analog and mixed signal semiconductor solutions for the communications, data center and computing markets. Inphi’s end-to-end data transport platform delivers high signal integrity at leading-edge data speeds ... Read more

Mission: We live by the 'Think EPIC' culture:

E: Execution
P: People
I: Innovation
C: Customers

We push the envelope to deliver high quality products on ... Read more

Inphi – Why Work For Us?

Inphi Corporation (NYSE:IPHI)

The industry moves fast, at every turn.
So we move faster, every day.

At Inphi, we move big data fast. In this environment, what’s considered a high connectivity speed today may simply not be fast enough tomorrow. So as the company grows, we’re always looking for talented people to help us keep pace.

We’re in a state of constant innovation, because when we stay far ahead, our customers take great steps forward.

Inphi develops Optical interconnect, Networking interconnect, and Memory/Storage interconnect products. We’re inventive, so our customers maintain an advantage.

To connect data, we have to connect daily.

At Inphi, we indeed rely on the diversity of talent and knowledge that exists here - our varying experiences and insights are what elevate us. Yet, to truly craft innovative technology solutions, we focus on inspiring each other through ceaseless collaboration, and sincere communication.


We put immense energy into developing our technology, yet we empower the enjoyment of life just as much.

It’s all about a healthy balance. There’s no question we’re one of the hardest working groups of people in the industry – we love taking on every challenge. However, the positive energy at Inphi exists due to our overall mindset: work shouldn’t come at the complete expense of fun or comfort.

We’re rooted by a culture of camaraderie.

Simply put, you should love coming to work. Our atmosphere is one where ideas can be exchanged openly, where colleagues can take time to just enjoy each other’s company, and where there’s a strong sense of family.

We hear each other loud and clear.

At Inphi, we’ve found that that an environment of collaboration elevates individual productivity. You never know who’ll offer up the next flash of genius, so open communication rules.


We take providing strong benefits very seriously.

Inphi offers all employees a comprehensive, competitive benefits program. We understand that great benefits are a priority to our workforce, so there are a range of plan options to accommodate the diverse needs of individuals and their families.

Employee Benefits - Worldwide

Health insurance - Inphi provides health benefits and wellness programs for our employees and their families.

Ownership and Growth - Great opportunity to grow your skill set and become stronger through leadership and project ownership.

Paid vacations and time off - Generous paid vacation and sick time, calculated based on how long you’ve been working with us.

Stock purchase plan - Where available, this plan enables employees to purchase stocks at a below market price.

Employee referral program - We reward you for bringing great people to the team. Refer a friend, and get paid!

 U.S. Benefits

401 (k) - We offer a voluntary retirement savings plan through Fidelity on a pre-taxed basis.

Flexible spending accounts - Our reimbursement account plan can help reduce your taxes and increase your take home pay.

Income protection - We will help you manage your expenses should you become unable to work for a certain amount of time.


Office Spotlight - The UK Design Centre, Northampton, UK

Northamptonshire has a strong legacy of mixed signal design, which is why Inphi has set up a unique collaborative lab where highly educated authorities in the field choose to gather. Established in 2010, this team of highly skilled Analogue and Mixed-Signal Design Engineers enable Inphi to accelerate research and development of high-speed interface devices. These are targeted at 100 Gbps networks and synchronized technology initiatives with strategic partners and customers worldwide.

We're looking for talented technical professionals to work on the world's fastest communication products on advanced CMOS processes to support the increasing demands for next generation networking and cloud computing.

If you want to work with the world's best engineers, on cutting edge technology at wicked fast speeds, with a huge opportunity for growth, and excellent remuneration including stock options, then Inphi's UK Design Centre is the place for you.

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    Current Employee - Senior Staffing Manager in Irvine, CA
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    I have been working at Inphi full-time (More than 5 years)


    Work on innovative and progressive projects. Learn a ton. Great Benefits and reward for exception execution.


    Free lunches on Wed's... Free snacks

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    Leadership development

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Inphi Interviews



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    Principal Engineer Interview

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


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


    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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Inphi Awards & Accolades

  • ECN IMPACT Award for Inphi IM3214SZ, ECN, 2014
  • Silicon Valley 150, SV 150, 2015

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