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NITISH KUMAR

NITISH KUMAR graduating from IIT Kanpur, Electrical Engineering department as a Graduate (B.Tech) in 2020 has been placed as Analog Design Engineer in Texas Instruments.

1. Other companies that I was shortlisted for Google Hardware, Samsung Semiconductor, TSMC, Texas Instruments, Qualcomm… 2. Analysis of available options (based on profile, growth, compensation, Brand Name, etc) All the electrical core companies for analog and digital profiles as I was only focusing on them, no coding part on focus. Ex: Samsung Semiconductor, TSMC, Analog Devices, Marvell Semiconductors, Google hardware, Intel, etc…..total 15 companies at least if I remember correctly. CTC was handsome for all of them, fixed compensation being above 12 lpa for almost all of them…..and well CTC is just misleading, so I am not mentioning it here.

I just revised my courses that we do in Btech, EE320, EE321, EE301, Must see (EE370, EE210, ESC201). Look into specific courses like EE250, ESO203, EE330, EE360 if also targeting for control and power related profiles. For analog & digital, EE619 and EE698A (high freq.) would suffice. One of either Verilog and HDL must learn and practice. Also, look at device physics course (EE614/EE311 and EE616 or equivalent) for understanding basic concepts.

A) Google Hardware: There were 3 rounds, each eliminative, with increasing difficulty. The focus was on testing problem solving ability by applying basic concepts….one had to think hard and systematically while collaborating with interviewer for getting to the solution. There is also management type question at the end of every round, which is not too hard. The interviewer and HR were very supportive and understanding of the fact ki we were giving online and at night…so a nice experience overall. B) Qualcomm: 1st round was testing basic knowledge on related topics, and asking questions based on resume, and basic coding as well. No algorithm, just ki what will be the output of this code…. like that. 2nd round was them just asking me various terms related to ARM architecture which if u know, u know. It was because it was mentioned in the Job description. And MATLAB based questions as well related to filters, etc. C) Texas Instruments: Here, they showed some random combination of Op-amps, capacitor, inductor, NMOS, resistor, PMOS, diodes….. And then we had to analyse them by using basic components. This interview can be easily cracked if you just do the basics extremely right. No fancy preparation required. RC circuits, LRC combinations….inko bhi dekh lena pehle se hi. Some puzzle also in the end as well, easy only.

DO’S: keep the basics very strong, practice questions company wise for clearing tests, for interviews little bit u have to see according to company’s job description. Be confident and stress-free. DON’T’S: Don’t write anything which u can’t defend in resume, that include courses as well. Spelling and grammatical mistakes are a big NO. Don’t panic in preparation or interviews…cause sometimes they depend on luck as well, so be prepared to be dejected as well knowing ki



Final Tips :
Just be relaxed and trust yourself. Instead of comparing with others’ preparation, focus on preparing yourself fully.


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