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Old 10th June 2008, 23:05   #1
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Hi guys,

I want to move back to India after I graduate from my univeristy in a year. I have no idea how the job market in India is . I was just wondering if there are analog IC jobs in India and if so what kind of companies are there and what is the pay like for a new grad?

The relevant courses that I have taken are(I have added the description of some of them to show the extent of my studies)

Undergrad level : 1)Digital electronics

2)Analog electronics

3)VLSI Systems & Design(An introduction to the design, verification and layout of VLSI circuits for complex digital systems. The focus is on CMOS technology, using custom and standard cell-based design flows, and covering both design and computer-aided design techniques. Topics covered include deep sub-micron design, clocking techniques, physical design, sub-system design, power, simulation, placement/routing, synthesis, and test generation. The course has a major project component in which students design and produce a layout for a small microprocessor chip.)

4)Electronic Devices

5) Computer Hardware (Arithmetic circuits, cubical representation of logic functions, digital system design, timing analysis, design of asynchronous circuits, testing of logic circuits.)

6) Digital logic, computer organization microelectronic circuits.

Grad level : Even tho I am an undergrad, the university permits people to take some courses at grad level. I am going to take these in 4th year.

1) IC Engineering (The course deals with the technology and design of analog, digital and RF integrated circuits, including exposure to computer aided IC design tools at the semiconductor process, device, and circuit layout level. Topics include: IC fabrication review, MOS IC process modules and components; RF (Bi) CMOS IC process modules and components; compact modelling, characterization and design automation; Bipolar/CMOS digital, analog, and RF IC building blocks; packaging and yield. The labs will expose students to the major design steps in the development of a multi-purpose (Bi) CMOS process. )


2)Analog IC engineering (Review of MOSFET semiconductor device equations. Review of basic amplifier circuits. Basic CMOS op amp. Op amp compensation. Advanced op amp circuits: telescopic and folded-cascode op amps; fully-differential op amps. Comparators. Sample-and-hold circuits. Bandgap reference circuits. Nyquist-rate data converters: D/A converters, A/D converters.)


I also have experience with various CAD tools like PSPICE, HSPICE, MicroMagic Sue and Max, Cadence First Encounter, Synopsys placement and routing tools, verilog and assembly language besides C/C++ and Java.

Thanks for the help guys! I have been really confused over the last few days whether I should move back to India or stay here.
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I know of a few companies which can place you
1.TI 2.Analog Devices 3. Freescale
No idea about ADI and freescale, but the TI Analog group is a pretty good place to work.
As for salaries and renumeration, I would suggest you take up job in the US of A, and tell them you would like to migrate to India in couple of years time. This will ensure a heftier pay package and a better position.
But then I am not aware of the job scene in the US in this recession period.
Freescale is primarily located in Noida, and TI/ADI are in BLR.
Apart from that I think companies like Qualcom would also have work for Analog design engineers in their broadband business. Ditto for broadcom.
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There's Freescale in Bangalore too.
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There is a small R&D and manufacturing frim by the name of Shalaka industries in Karnatka, they where the first company in India to develop Hybrid Ic [analog and digital ] system on same chip , they developed a modem Ic for TI , the pay packages are not that great but for fresher it a great company to learn stuff.
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As Tanveer has pointed out TI's Analog group is a good place to work with even Qualcomm and Freescale (Noida Group) into Analog. Analog Devices in Bangalore does hire but a few of my Analog friends moved into Digital domain for reasons only known to them.
The best way of getting back to India is what Tanveer had pointed out again to be placed in the States. I would suggest try seriously getting as an Intern during your summer break or if course work is done try to get hands on experience again as any Intern before you graduate. Again, I aint too sure about the ASIC domain jobs now in the US in this recession.
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Freescale is primarily located in Noida, and TI/ADI are in BLR.Apart from that I think companies like Qualcom would also have work for Analog design engineers in their broadband business. Ditto for broadcom.
Another one is Cosmic, it is a startup by the bigshots of the TI's analog and mixed signal business in India.

Tsk, please use a upper case B for Broadcom
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Beceem communications a small time starup in Bangalore.
Insilica another small company in bangalore.
National Semiconductors again bangalore.
NXP Semiconductors(Philips) Again huge company in Bangalore.
Maxim semiconductors, Bangalore.
NVidia, Bangalore.
Centillum, Bangalore.
Wipro, Bangalore.

Those were from the top of my head.
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There is a small R&D and manufacturing frim by the name of Shalaka industries in Karnatka, they where the first company in India to develop Hybrid Ic [analog and digital ] system on same chip , they developed a modem Ic for TI , the pay packages are not that great but for fresher it a great company to learn stuff.
the first modem chip with Analog and digital on same chip was developed by TI way back in 2003-2004 timeframe.
'Modem-on-a-chip' by Indian team
As far as I remember, the entire chip was developed in house.
You can search news and press releases of that period. Lots of newpapers covered "Sangam",

But still the best course of action is to get international exposure of atleast 2-3 years before moving back to India. As a fresher the pay package you will be offered will not be too great.

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The chances for a job in Analog design is very low. I was in the same boat as you a couple of years ago, trying to get into analog, but in reality very little analog work is done in India. I had concentrated on a lot of CMOS layout in my MS, and got recruited into the digital domain.
As a fresher, you will be expected to work on layouts mainly, and it'll be a few years before you get any circuit design.
A couple of my friends have gone into analog layout and they are reasonably happpy. The pay is the same as for any fresher, a bit more if you have your masters.
I agree with the others above me - Get some experience before you get back.
If you do move back to India, get into a good institute like CDAC etc for a short term VLSI design course. This will not only give you industry knowledge but also provide you with a very important service, PLACEMENT. This is essential if you don't want to roam the roads for a while.
Good luck.
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