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ASIC Design Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
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Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

Interview

2 Phone Rounds and 1 virtual On-site. Both the phone rounds were just to filter out candidates and On-Site was bit depth covering all the aspects of Design mainly focused on FIFOs

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    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at NVIDIA (Santa Clara, CA (US)).

    Interview

    Applied online. Had two rounds of phone interviews with usual screening and hardware questions. Had an onsite that had some design based questions, a few coding and some behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Phone interviews :
      CMOS basics, usual some gate/logic using one gate, timing related questions, FIFO depth, max in array, palindrome
      Onsite :
      CDC - a lot on various techniques and improvements from one to another, clock MUX logic, Clock dividers, FSM , Timing related question based on designs above   2 Answers

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    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at NVIDIA (Santa Clara, CA (US)) in December 2019.

    Interview

    It went very well with a very friendly senior engineer, unluckily I didn't get the offer but still feel very good in process, I hope NVIDIA can be more and more successful.

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    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at NVIDIA in September 2019.

    Interview

    It was at a career fair on campus. There were a lot of people waiting in line for nvidia. The recruiter was nice. I did not take any computer architecture class so I couldn't answer some of the questions

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    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at NVIDIA in January 2019.

    Interview

    Had 2 phone interviews after submitting my resume at a career fair. Questions were mostly basic coding interview questions in C/C++. Anticipated more hardware design questions, but there was only one about an FSM.

    Interview Questions

    • Write a C++ function that returns the second largest number in an array   Answer Question
    • Write a function in C that reverses a linked list   Answer Question
    • Design an FSM (explain Mealy and Moore machines/ differences between them)   Answer Question

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    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at NVIDIA in November 2018.

    Interview

    I applied online and interviewed with them in November 2018. I had 2 phone rounds followed by an on-site interview. The process took 3+ weeks. The interview had 6 rounds including an informal lunch with an employee.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions on the resume. SV constructs, FIFO depth, STA questions   Answer Question

  6. Helpful (3)  

    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at NVIDIA (Santa Clara, CA (US)) in September 2018.

    Interview

    2 rounds of phone screening asking about fundamentals instead of previous projects. 5 rounds of on-site 1v1. Engineers are super nice and professional, it was a great experience. Recruiter sat down with me went me through the hiring process but didn't ask salary expectation.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you as a back-end designer work with front-end (RTL/Synthesis) designers to solve tough timing problems, for example, under what circumstances do you absolutely need them to solve on their side? What information or files do you provide to them?   2 Answers
    • Why setup in ICG is tough to solve?   2 Answers
    • Describe an application where you would use a latch?   1 Answer
    • Suppose you have a 4-bit shift register made using D-type flip flops with a positive Clock-to-Q delay and a hold time of 0. Is it possible for this circuit to have hold time violations? Why?   3 Answers
    • Suppose you discover that the circuit you are testing in the lab does not function correctly due to a hold time violation. What would be the first thing you try to make the circuit work?   3 Answers
    • Who does CPPR affect on a noise glitch   1 Answer

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    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at NVIDIA in August 2018.

    Interview

    45 minute phone interview where 5 minutes is introduction and background explanation. The rest of the interview is technical questions combining digital design and coding. Being comfortable in Verilog and experience with ASIC design flow is a requirement. The interviewer was helpful, guiding me in questions where I did not have a correct or complete answer.

    Interview Questions

    • AND & OR gate from 2-1 MUX.   1 Answer
    • What will happen if a default case is not used in a case statement?   1 Answer
    • What are CDC and metastability?   Answer Question
    • Sequence detecting FSM, coding it in Verilog   1 Answer
    • ASIC Design Flow steps   Answer Question
    • Creating a unique list from a list with repeats   1 Answer
  8.  

    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at NVIDIA.

    Interview

    Applied online and got a call back after few weeks. Both software and hardware questions are asked. Starting from MUX based logic to Palindrome C program. The interview was easy but not sure why they did not select.

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    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clarita, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at NVIDIA (Santa Clarita, CA (US)) in May 2018.

    Interview

    Passed two rounds of phone interview. Failed the onsite interview at their Santa Clara office. There are 7 rounds in the onsite interview including a lunch interview and an HR round, lasting for 5 hours.

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