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Let me tell you first of all. People says that go get in to this Industry is bit tought.
But if you try full fledged, definatly you will get it.
As far as Pune is concern
1. Conexant formerly Paxonet
2. Metta Technology
3. Ten Silica funded by Vinod Dham-- intel
4. Ni2 Logic
5. cradle tech
6. Ingot sameeer palnitkar's company i mean funded
8. Still more
As far as requirements from Freshers are concerned, they only look for attitude, Ability to learn new things, and the fundamentals of the field you want to be in.
Apart from that if you have done some good projects then prepare that well.
I don't think its difficult to find a job in VLSI if you have talent. Anyways, the best thing to do is to do a post graduate diploma from CDAC or any other reputed institute. The PG diploma make a fine base and is very much recognised in the industry.
The placements at such PG cources is much better with good options ranging from TI to small / mid sized companies.
To add to Vijay C 's list of companies, I guess Wipro also does harcore VLSI work in Pune.
To be honest if you want to be in VLSI industry; Bangalore is the ONLY destination!!
Ofcourse you can learn the basics yourself. But you cann't get the oppurtunity to work on the tools, as the licenses are quite costly. Even if you have access to the tools you have to develop your own understanding on the circuits.
So the training institutes provide good platform to launch your carrier.
Tensilica was not funded by Vinod Dham, it is the other company Newis Networks in Pune which is funded by him. Also Nvidia has started some verification team in pune. Try these 2 companies as they are hiring.