Argon Design is a 25-person design consultancy covering software development (40%), IP development (40%) and hardware design (20%). We have customers ranging from small innovative start-ups who need us to help define and create their first product, up to large multi-nationals such as Google and ARM. As a consultancy, we work on a variety of projects, in several different market areas, so we can provide an excellent learning environment for both interns and young graduates, who wish to do software and hardware design using a wide range of technologies.
5 out of our 20 engineering staff first worked for us as summer interns, so we are great believers in the intern process, both for Argon Design and for the students themselves. In summer 2016, we had three interns working as part of our ten person team, on our innovative and unique video stitching IP, http://www.argondesign.com/products/argon360/, which has now been licensed to a lead customer in China.
We provide a ‘real’ project for you to work on, either to create IP for Argon, or to work on a consultancy customer project. Typically you would work with other Argon staff as part of a small team. The work would be software development, hardware design or IP development (for FPGA/chip level design).
We look for students with a passion for problem solving and mathematics, hardware or software design, often demonstrated by home projects outside of their University studies.
Typically we prefer students who study Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics or Electronics.
Eshan Singhal, who is currently at his third year studying Maths at St John’s, did an internship at Argon Design last summer. Eshan worked on a high quality, real time, 360 degree video stitching product and he was tasked with building the video compression and decompression blocks.
“During my time at Argon Design, I developed both software and hardware skills, working alongside fantastic engineers with a real emphasis on producing top quality code. Everybody was happy to help me with any problems I faced and I had a fantastic summer working there!”