In this ongoing profile series we spoke to several employees at Intel India who graduated from different universities around India. Our discussions centered on finding success at Intel and advice for recent college graduates starting their careers.
Before joining Intel, Raj Dua received his undergrad degree at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. Raj’s passion for analog circuit design led him to take several courses and work on projects in analog circuit design in his undergrad school. After graduating from BITS-Pilani with a silver medal, Raj interned at Intel, working on analog circuit design in high speed IO and post silicon characterization. “To further advance my career and make bigger contributions to Intel, Intel sponsored my master’s degree in very-large-scale integration (VLSI) from UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles). This gave me the opportunity to work with my dream professor Behzad Razavi.”
Intel has supported Raj’s growth throughout his career. Raj joined Intel as an employee in 2010, starting as a component design engineer. He then moved on to a position as an analog engineer, and is now an engineering manager for Intel’s Scalable Performance CPU Development Group (SDG). “Presently I work on defining the ESD (Electro Static Discharge) methodology for the latest generation of Intel server processors. I work with many different teams including processor teams, design teams, and post silicon teams. I love interacting with people.”
Working at Intel has been a dream for Raj, “You tend to work with people from diverse backgrounds and everyone is very helpful. If you go to someone with a problem, they will consider it as their problem and will try their level best to resolve it ASAP. Everyone is tremendously intelligent. You get to interact with the smartest people in the country.”
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