Synapse Design

Synapse Design – Why Work For Us?


Synapse Design is an industry leader in design services and is the engineering backbone of most top tier Semiconductor and System companies around the world. Synapse Design target customers are companies with $1 billion in revenue, and we enable them to meet their technical & resource challenges to build the next generation products.

Founded in 2003, headquartered in San Jose (Silicon Valley) with operations in Irvine, Boston, San Diego, Boulder-Colorado, China, Europe and India. Synapse Design has over 700 employees distributed around the globe and is aggressively growing. 

Synapse Design assists its clients in developing their next generation flagship product lines (mobile devices, complex routers/switches, consumer products, storage, microprocessor, graphics processors etc.). This includes developing cutting edge technologies that are key and rare in the industry. Experts in building the most complex SoC`s, Synapse Design further differentiates by having one of the strongest analog/mixed signal & software design teams in the industry. 

The Synapse Design engagement model is equally diverse - all the way from architecture or product spec development to full turnkey projects, or deploying large/small teams around the world to help its clients deliver their latest product - fastest to market.



At Synapse we come together with a "Will DO" spirit. Our teams are the driving force propelling us to scale new heights. Well rounded individuals, thorough professionals, knowledge Gurus – Synapse employees fit this description. Working on the most aggressive process technologies such as 20nm and 14nm technologies; and a variety of projects across domains, our engineers are always up for a challenge and to cross new frontiers. 

An open work culture with an interactive atmosphere encourages collaboration across teams and breeds innovation. Supporting each other and teaming up to explore beyond what is known. Ever growing skill sets and information enriches the inquisitive minds. 

Opportunities galore, paving the way for successful careers. Performance and the right spirit rewarded amply. Synapse grows as their teams scale higher. 

Come join us to amplify and resonate with us.


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    Bad Environment and False Promises regarding Projects

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    I have been working at Synapse Design full-time (more than 3 years)


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    Pay salary even on bench for upto six months.


    1) Salary will be different what they will show salaray breakup. Initially VPI will not be included in Breakup but after joining they have introduced VPI and have a 10% salary cut every month excluding taxes.
    2) Very rude, will be very difficult to have work life balance if you work for them especially when working with clients.
    3) Before joining they will lie about the projects and later on you will find out it was an absolute lie.
    4) Not Professional and Commenting employees.
    5) No Proper Management especially in projects.

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    Be Professional and try to build up a good environment.

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Updated 1 Sep, 2014
Updated 1 Sep, 2014

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    Trainee Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
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    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Synapse Design.

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    1. Two written tests-.
          a. Aptitude Test
          b. Technical Written Test (Subjective Test) covering the following topics-
              Digital Design, fundamentals of CMOS, Verilog, C, Microprocessors and basics of computer communication n/w
    2. Two Technical interviews (1:1)
    3. HR interview

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Additional Info

Headquarters San Jose, CA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 2003
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing

Synapse Design is the industry leader in design services for highly complex SOCs and ASICs and is the engineering backbone of many top tier semiconductor and systems companies around the world. The Company's products and services support companies creating high-end products in the storage, wireless/mobile, networking/computing, and multimedia industries. Through its people, products, technologies and services, the Company delivers engineering excellence and a flexible business model enabling next generation products for its customers. Founded in 2003 and headquartered in... More

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