EFY Times  
Sunday, October 26, 2014

 
GO
 
 

"Demand For EDA Engineers Increasing In India"
 
Home >> Infotech >> Interviews
 
"Demand For EDA Engineers Increasing In India"  
 
EDA is all about qualitative targeted hiring, thereby packages ought to be high in this industry. It's in the range of 6-9 lakhs for beginners, said Sunil Pathak, director, human resources, Cadence Design Systems (I) Pvt Ltd.    
Rate this news:  (3 Votes)
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 Electronics Design Automation happens to be a niche segment where they want the best of the talent. With the growth in semiconductor and VLSI industries in India, demand for EDA engineers in increasing year after year, which is a positive sign for the engineers who want to make a career in electronics. Companies like Cadence Design Systems (I) Pvt Ltd are reaching out the campuses to hire the cream talent from engineering colleges for the highly paid EDA jobs. EFYTimes.com spoke to Sunil Pathak, director, human resources, Cadence Design Systems (I) Pvt. Ltd. about the job scenario in EDA industry. Excerpts:

How many EDA engineers does Cadence hires on an average annually?

We do very planned hiring in this front. After the economic slowdown in 2008, I presume every company has become very particular about the way they do hiring because they don't want to be in a situation where they have to deal with business uncertainties affecting their people. So we have been doing that very effectively. We have been pretty consistent in terms of our hiring. Since the beginning of this year, we would have inducted around 50-60 people in EDA. This is in technical domain because that's where bulk of our hiring happens. This year we went to campuses. For the campuses, the exercise starts a year before. So from last October till January of this year, we have made offers to 20 campus students as in the fresh hires. That batch will be joining us in July. Our hiring is based on our business needs and we do a lot of diligent work in terms of our manpower projections. So every requisition that gets approved goes through a proper approval chain and everybody makes sure that we assess the reasons why we are hiring that particular position for. We have been pretty consistent over the past few years in terms of hiring and the numbers speak about it.

Cadence Design Systems, JObs in Cadence, Jobs in Cadence Design systems, EDA jobs in India, Electronics Design Automation, EDA industry in India, Scope for EDA engineers in India




What are the avenues for a fresher in designing of EDA tools and what specialised skills does one require?

EDA is a very niche segment. So the talent pool is also very limited unlike the IT companies which hire, say 5000 people from campuses. We do things in a thoughtful and humble manner. We were not really active going to the campuses in the past years. Actually this was our first very sincere approach. So when we go to the campuses, we are looking for people from electronics and computer science background. That's the first basic skill-set an educational qualification that we look for. Electronics obviously gets the preference because we work in electronics and semiconductor industry and their concepts and curriculum better suits what we are really targeting at. When we look at the engineers in the campuses, we look at a very strong technical background. People who have got an understanding of VLSI design flow, who understand languages like C, C++, HDL, VeriLog, System VeriLog, VHDL, etc. These are the technical languages which we always emphasise upon when we go to the campuses. Then obviously the soft skill element also plays an important role. People who are quick on their mind, smart, analytical, if need be are able to interact effectively with our customers, can communicate very effectively about what we need and what are the challenges that we are facing. This is what we really target at. Once they are in the organisation, they are put on a learning plan. We offer a 3-6 months on-job training. EDA is a very different segment altogether so we definitely need to acclimatise people and align them with what EDA is all about. That takes a little bit of its own time. With time, they get into the normal cycle. So that’s how we move ahead in terms of our fresher hiring. And then there is lateral hiring where companies reach out in the market and hire people for certain specific skill sets, certain job levels which include mid and senior positions as well.

Do you think there are as many jobs in EDA domain?

I would not limit it only to EDA companies. There are various peripherals also where an engineer with EDA expertise gets a job like semiconductor where people with design background are needed Then there are design companies that hire people with design background. I feel one of the biggest challenges of our industry is retention of the right talent. One of the major reasons of it is that this segment is very small and its niche. Therefore the demand for the right talent is much higher. So there is a major challenge in that area and I feel there are more avenues. Avenues have grown because India as a market has gained a lot of momentum. All major companies in the field of semiconductor and EDA have now offices and customers in India. So, India is strategically very important. There is a lot of qualitative work which is happening in India, which obviously adds up the value the region brings to it. To deliver to the expectations, you need the right kind of manpower. I think there are enough avenues open much more than compared to application. Companies have a very high benchmark when it comes to hiring of EDA engineers. Cadence has a three-tier process which involves written exam, analytical exam and interviews. I think the degree of complexity of problems during the examination helps us filter the right kind of people. The criteria is very rigid.

Is the demand for EDA experts increasing?

Definitely. Last year the semiconductor industry grew at about 20 per cent. But things may have changed this year because of the global economic pressure. But today I assume that the industry would grow at about 10-15 per cent which is also not less. Yes, it has impacted the demand for talent too in the same ratio. But employee is still at an enviable position. Everybody is looking for talent and the appropriate talent is not available, so the situation becomes very critical for every company to look after their talent and second to effectively close people whom they are trying to find out. So companies provide enough development opportunities and learning plans for the employees to grow within the companies.

What kind of packages are being offered?

EDA is all about qualitative targeted hiring. So packages ought to be high in this industry. Its in the range of 6-9 lakhs for beginners. Of course this depends from company to company. This includes both graduates and post graduates. Obviously you maintain a differential between people who have done a plain BTech and people who have done MTech as well.

What is the growth path for an engineer in EDA?

They begin as a software engineer and then they do their progression. There are two streams for their growth: one is that they can chose a technical path where they get into hardcore technical space where they become an individual contributor and reach up to the level of an architect.

Architect is someone who conceptualises and shows directions to an organisation as to how they should think about their products and helps in drawing out a vision. The other path is the managerial path, which is a combination of technical skills and managerial skills, where people get opportunities to head projects and be accountable for a set of people. In our company, they go together up to a level and then they can diversify. This level could be from 0-6 years. If you aim to go for customer interactions as well, you can go for the applications engineering side as well.

Having said that, every company has got different job titles. We also have got those levels. Cadence is a ten-level organisation. Level 1 is where they start from and they go up to level 10 where they can head the company too.

Diksha  P Gupta, EFYTIMES News Network


Print Email Post Comment  (2)
(Total Views: 5806)
 
Share

 
 

2 Comments

V.Krishna Chaitanya   837 days ago

Dear SirMadam, I Saw The News about EDA Engineering.So I Need How can I Study This EDA Engineering and How Can I Apply a Job For EDA Domain Side.I Completed My Engineering With Electronic and Communication Engineering.I am Interested To Do a Job On Electronics Field.I Designed a Small Gadgets Like Charging Lights With LEDs.Please Send Any Information Related To EDA. Thank U
Reply   1 Reply
lisbinjrediffmail.com   836 days ago

You can join VLSI Design course conducted by CDAC or univ of pune. durtion around 24 weeks costs around 64000per course
Reply  
 
Infotech News
   
Majority Of DDoS Traffic In 2014 Originated From India: Symantec Research
SBI Launches ‘mPassBook’ Facility In ‘State Bank Anywhere’ Smart Phone Application
Tata Consultancy Services Honored For Outstanding Contribution To The Germany-India Economic Eelationship
Strate, South Africa Selects TCS BaNCS For Multi-Asset Class Depository Operations, Expands Its Relationship With TCS
OptaSense Provides Revenue Assurance To LNG Pipeline By Reducing The Impact Of Third Party Intrusion
 
 
 
     
     
     
     
     
     
Most popular
 

Daily

New White Paper From Boyd Corporation Discusses Noise And Vibration Analysis And Control
ASSET InterTech And Mentor Graphics IJTAG Interoperability Empowers Two-Way Validation Flow Between Chips And Boards
Pixability Announces Industry’s First Programmatic YouTube TrueView Optimization Platform
AEG Power Solutions: Strengthens Team With New Sales VPs
Altium And Aras Partner For Next Generation ECAD/MCAD Collaboration In PLM Environments
SBI Launches ‘mPassBook’ Facility In ‘State Bank Anywhere’ Smart Phone Application
HyperSound Virtual Reality Audio For Retail To Be Showcased At Shopper Marketing Expo 2014
Renesas Electronics Europe Announces Wireless M-Bus Solution That Adds Communications To Metering Applications
DSP Group Introduces ULE For IoT Applications Over Intel(R) Puma(TM) 6-Powered Home Gateways
Global Wearable Electronics And Technology Market Outlook 2020: Adidas, Apple, Sony, Fitbit, Jawbone & Nike Dominate The Market
 
   

Weekly

Drupal Fixes SQL Injection Flaw In Version 7.32
Android 5.0 Lollipop: 10 Most Exciting Features
Top 10 Flaws Of Hadoop That Are Seriously Annoying!
MongoDB Recognized As The Only “Challenger” In The Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant For Operational Database Management Systems
Intex Aqua Style X And WIIO Wi5 Exclusively Available On ebay.in
Top 8 Books On Hadoop Technology
Top 10 Big Data Technologies Of Present Times
AIC SB122-TO Offers 8Bay NVMe PCIe SSD Server Solution In 1U
OFS CEO Rich Napoli Wins NJTC CEO Of The Year Award
10 Scariest Hacking Incidents In The World!
3D Printing Technology Leads To Innovation Of Prosthetic Hand For Kids
Xiaomi Redmi Note Price Confirmed In India
Apple Issues Fresh Security Warning For iCloud Users
10 Technologies Transforming Developers' World!
Truecaller v4.2 Version To Be Exclusively Available On Windows 8.1 Phones
Asia's Largest Convention On Open Source Is Back
 
   

Overall

Agility Systems Deals in:

Document Management System for law firms
Features
Top 8 Books On Hadoop Technology
Let's discuss 8 best books to learn Hadoop and how to get started with it....
20 Tools And Resources For Building And Testing Regular Expressions
Here we'll provide a list of 20 best tools and resources which will help you in writing regular expressions in a more streamlined way....
10 Scariest Hacking Incidents In The World!
A detailed report about the scariest side of hacking was recently released by WebHostingBuzz which gives us a list 10 scariest hacks and also possibi...
8 Best SVG Tools For Web Developers
There are some useful SVG tools which will of great help for any aspiring SVG developer. Take a look at the 8 best ones....
Top 8 Resources To Get Started With Go Programming Language
Go is a very well-structured language which has a syntax like the C language and it's very easy to learn....
Top 10 Big Data Technologies Of Present Times
Over last few years Big Data technologies are getting due attention and there are several trends and innovations in this space in recent times....
Top 10 Unexplored Areas In Java Programming Language
Here we will give you a list of 10 most unexplored areas of Java....
10 Best Practices An Independent Developer Should Follow!
Being an independent developer means you have to think beyond coding, about all partnerships and business prospective too....
10 Necessities For Modern Cloud Storage System
Here we will present a list of 10 requirements in the new generation cloud storage system of the 21st century....
10 Technologies Transforming Developers' World!
Here we'll discuss top ten technologies which are changing the nature of programming....
Ubuntu Turns 10! Here's All You Should Know!
On the occasion of 10th anniversary of Ubuntu, let's take a look at brief history of this renowned desktop distribution....
Android 5.0 Lollipop: 10 Most Exciting Features
Since the preview, Google has added lots of new features to the final release of the latest Android version. Here we will discuss top 10 features of m...
GPS Technology: Know The Basic Facts
Let's take a look how this GPS technology is operated in our daily uses....
10 Best Open Source Web Application Security Scanning Tools
Here we'll provide you with a list of 10 open source tools which are used to detect security vulnerabilities in web applications....
5 Ways In Which NFC Can Transform Your World!
Let’s have a look at 10 ways how NFC can actually rock your world in the near future....
 
  View All
Dialogue
 
10 Questions That Google Never Asks While Hiring!
Here is a list of 10 questions that Google just banned from their interviews....
For Enjay, Open Source Technology Is A Way Of Life
An entirely open source-based company, Enjay IT Solutions, has built itself a reputation in the OSS domain....
Switching To Tizen Doesn’t Mean We Are Abandoning Android: Samsung
The company has worked to build Tizen up from scratch and has now introduced it to developers and the general public with its latest range of wearable...
Venturing Into The Cloud? Develop A Customised Cloud Strategy First!
Diksha P Gupta speaks to Rushikesh Jadhav, cloud evangelist, ESDS Software Solution Pvt Ltd, on how the cloud has changed the way compan...
HTC Is Strong And There Are No Plans Of Sale Now Or In Future, Says HTC's Senior Director-Marketing
Atithya Amaresh from EFYTimes had an exclusive chat with Sirpa H. Ikola, senior director, Marketing, South Asia, HTC about its devices and its plans w...
   
  View All
Videos
 
First Look: LG Optimus G
The phone sports a high-end display and comes powered by a powerful processor. ...
Create QR-Codes For Free
TEC-IT releases the freeware QR-Code Studio to provide a quick and convenient way of QR code creation for every application scenario....
DoT Secretary Shares Plans For Growth Of Telecom Sector
M.F. Farooqui has recently taken charge as secretary, Department of Telecom....
Hands-On: Sony Xperia Z
Xperia Z is Sony's first entrant model in the big-screen smartphone category. ...
Hands On: Videocon A30 Smartphone
Videocon, the consumer electronics company which is known for its refrigerators, washing machine and air-conditioner has unveiled its Android-based sm...
   
View All
   
 
IFA 2014
 
IFA 2014: LG Launches 34-Inches Curved Monitor
The company is yet to confirm price and availability of the device....
IFA 2014: Intel Launches First Core M Range Of Processors
This range of processors is tailor-made for 2-in-1 devices which include a tablet and a laptop....
MWC 2014: Tablet Lets People Feel Textures On Its Screen
Now feel what you see on your tablet, by way of ultrasonic waves....
MWC 2014: 4K Android Tablet Games To Kill Consoles, iPad
Tablet makers like Samsung want to beat the iPad by making 4K tabs. ...
MWC 2014: This Vodafone Backpack Helps Get Network In Disaster Situations
Two engineers of Vodafone New Zealand displayed the "mini" mobile network by Vodafone substructure in a backpack. ...
MWC 2014: Wilocity Chipset To Bring 'Lightening' Speed To Mobile Phones
Wilocity has developed a WiGig chipset for mobile phones that will bring lightning-fast wireless capability ...
MWC 2014: Samsung Introduces Octacore, Hexacore Chipsets
The Korean giant, Samsung unveiled two new octacore and hexacore chipsets at MWC 2014, in Barcelona. The company previously used Exynos 5 Octa 5410 ch...
   
View All
   
 
Events
 
19th Consumer Electronic Imaging Fair To Be Held On ...

View All
   
   
 
 

home archives contact us advertise with us
           
Magazines Portals Directories Events News Verticals Educational Institute  
Electronics for You
Open Source for You
Electronics Bazaar
electronicsforu.com
efytimes.com
opensourceforu.com
electronicsb2b.com
Electronics Annual Guide
EFY EXPO INDIA
EFY EXPO WEST
ELECTRONICS ROCKS
EFY Awards
OSIDAYS Expo
Electronics
Infotech
Linux & Open Source
Consumer Electronics
Science & Technology
BPO
EFY Techcenter

Educational Kits
Kitsnspares.com  
 
 
© Copyright 2014 EFY Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.
All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without written permission is prohibited.
Usage of the content from the web site is subject to Terms and Conditions