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Jobs in VLSI

07/09/2015 8:53 PM

One of my friends graduated this May with a Masters from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in Electrical and Computer Engineering. What would be the best way for him to look for a job at this point?

Which places in the United States have job opportunities in VLSI?

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Re: Jobs in VLSI

07/09/2015 9:17 PM

Perhaps he could go to the various Very-large-scale integration (integrated circuit design and manufacturer) companies websites and see if they are employing at the moment.

HOWEVER BE WARNED !!!!!! If he has no experience he will have a hard time getting a job straight out of University. If he wants to be hired as a VLSI designer, well he can forget it without quite a few years (or decades. Yes I am quite serious) of actual experience under his belt. They probably won't even bother looking at his CV one they see no experience.

With little to no experience I would say his best bet is to get a job in a number of smaller companies FIRST and work his way up the experience ladder.

No harm in trying straight for the VLSI companies however, but he shouldn't expect to get in and having a Masters somewhat limits his abilities to be hired in a low position and work his way up. The may offer little to no pay work experience however.

Others here on CR4 have more experience with VLSI companies and likely have different views.

Oh, and "vlsi jobs" produced over 1.8 million hits, some of which may be of use.

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07/11/2015 3:05 AM

You have said it very well.

Best try for an internship in a VLSI company. It will help you expand your skill sets and give you hands-on experience. It is said that 7 out of 10 internships result in a full time job offer, During your internship, make sure to establish a professional network of peers, mentors, and colleagues that will serve as a reference in the future!

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07/09/2015 9:34 PM

The best way for him to look for a job would be for your friend to buy a computer and go on-line himself.

He'll never get anywhere with you as his mouthpiece.

He should also learn how to use a search engine.

How to Search the Internet Effectively | MediaSmarts

Then he could find:

Vlsi design engineer Jobs | Glassdoor

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07/09/2015 9:55 PM

LynDoor IndustriesTM (undisclosed Website) needs a VLSI engineer. Unfortunately, they do not recognize this deficiency. That just means that your salesmanship must be heavier. Go for it!

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07/09/2015 10:02 PM

Now, wait a minute. LynDoor IndustriesTM (undisclosed Website) is an equal employment employer.

We are well integrated on many scales.

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07/09/2015 10:20 PM

I think the best way is to send out resume' to all the companies on this list...

http://www.vlsi-world.com/index.php?option=com_glossary&func=display&Itemid=44&catid=30/

Cast a wide net and take what you can get to start off with.....Your friend should have been working on this for the last 2 years, at least...

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Re: Jobs in VLSI

07/10/2015 6:11 AM

For particularly VLSI, US has great scope of jobs. Covering from circuit designers, analog, digital, device engineer, process engg etc, you can find all these opportunities. Main companies being, Broadcom, Qualcomm, Intel, Global Foundries, Mediatek, Micron, Infineon etc.

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07/10/2015 8:44 AM

There is a lot of scope in abroad in VLSI designing.There are many opportunities in Japan and Argentina and other Developed European countries.But to get a job in a foreign country it will be better that you work in India first in the same field.

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07/10/2015 8:56 AM

Attend job fairs anywhere and everywhere.

Internet searches. (World wide)

If he cannot find a job as an engineer he should consider approaching any company and ask about getting an internship.

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