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Introduction

IC Knowledge is the world leader in Cost Modeling of Semiconductors and MEMS. We provide Cost Modeling software as well as Cost Modeling services. We also offer Database, Forecast and Report products. Our customers include many of the leading producers of Semiconductors, Equipment and Materials for the Semiconductor industry, Electronics companies and leading Consultants and Consortia. We have several Strategic Partners and Subcontractors we work with to provide a wide range of services to our customers.

 

Latest Updates

 

February 11, 2016 - New Release - 2016 Strategic Cost Model - revision 01 - the 2016 Strategic Cost Model - revision 01 is now available. The 2016 model is a major update with new processes, improved calculations and numerous data updates.. The Strategic Cost Model allows users to easily forward project wafer cost and detailed equipment and materials sets for leading edge logic and memory processes. BUY NOW!

 

February 4, 2016 - New Release - 2016 Discrete and Power Products Cost and Price Model - revision 00 is now available with 13 new processes, updated data and other improvements. Easily calculate the manufacturing cost and selling price of most high power silicon ICs and discrete devices. BUY NOW!

 

February 1, 2016 - New Release - 2016 IC Cost and Prices Model - revision 02a is now available with additional processes other updates. Easily calculate the manufacturing cost and selling price of most low power silicon ICs. BUY NOW!

 

January 22, 2016 - New Release - 2016 IC Cost and Prices Model - revision 01a is now available with 10nm logic processes added and many other updates. Easily calculate the manufacturing cost and selling price of most low power silicon ICs. BUY NOW!

 

January 16, 2016 - New Article - ARM on Moore's Law at 50: Are we planning for retirement - a blog discussing Greg Yeric of Arm's really good plenary talk from IEDM.

 

January 15, 2015 - New Release - 2016 - 300mm and 450mm Watch Database - revision 00 is now available. The database tracks all existing and announced 300mm and 450mm fabs with details around key dates, product, capacity, linewidth and more. The database covers 142 - 300mm fabs and 9 - 450mm fabs. The 2016 revision 00 features an extensive data update.. BUY NOW!

 

January 13, 2016 - New Release - 2016 Strategic Cost Model - revision 00 - the 2016 Strategic Cost Model - revision 00 is now available. The 2016 model is a major update with new processes, improved calculations and numerous data updates.. The Strategic Cost Model allows users to easily forward project wafer cost and detailed equipment and materials sets for leading edge logic and memory processes. BUY NOW!

 

January 8, 2016 - New Article - IEDM Blog's - Part 7- IMEC Technology Forum - Part 2 - a bog discussing the final two papers presented at the IMEC Technology Forum held Sunday, December 6, 2015 at IEDM.

 

January 5, 2016 - New Release - 2016 IC Cost and Prices Model - revision 00 is now available with 10nm logic processes added and many other updates. . Easily calculate the manufacturing cost and selling price of most low power silicon ICs. BUY NOW!

 

January 5, 2016 - New Article - IEDM Blog's - Part 6 - IMEC Technology Forum - Part 1 - a bog discussing the first two papers presented at the IMEC Technology Forum held Sunday, December 6, 2015 at IEDM.

 

December 29, 2015 - New Article - IEDM Blogs – Part 5 – Intel and Micron 3D NAND - a blog describing the Intel-Micron 3D NAND technology.

 

December 28, 2015 - New Article - IEDM Blogs – Part 4 – IMEC InGaAs Channel for 3D NAND - a blog describing IMECs work on high mobility channels for 3D NAND.

 

December 18, 2015 - New Article - IEDM Blog's - Part 3 - Global Foundries 22FDX briefing - during IEDM I got a briefing on the current status of Global Foundries 22FDX process.

 

December 16, 2015 - New Webinar - 3D NAND Challenges and Opportunities - a webinar on 3D NAND that we participated in on December 16, 2015.

 

December 16, 2015 - New Article - Why Did Apple Buy a Fab - a discussion of what Apple might do with the wafer fab they recently purchased.

 

December 16, 2015 - New Article - IEDM Blog's – Part 2 – Memory Short Course - the second in a series of articles about IEDM 2015. a summary of the memory short curse held on Sunday at IEDM.

 

December 11, 2015 - New Article - IEDM 2015 Blog's – Part 1 - Overview - the first in a series of articles about IEDM 2015. This article is a summary of what we saw and sets the stage for the following articles.

 

December 1, 2015 - New Article - Samsung Versus Intel at 14nm - a comparison of the back end pitches and lithography technologies for Intel's and Samsung's 14nm process.

 

November 11, 2015 - New Article - Global Foundries Visit - Part 2 - Waking the Sleeping Giant - we have published part 2 of a blog summarizing visits we made to Global Foundries.

 

November 10, 2015 - New Release - 300mm and 450mm Watch Database - revision 1503 is now available. The database tracks all existing and announced 300mm and 450mm fabs with details around key dates, product, capacity, linewidth and more. The database covers 139 - 300mm fabs and 9 - 450mm fabs. Revision 1503 features updated data. BUY NOW!

 

November 6, 2015 - New Release - IC Cost and Prices Model - revision 1506 has been released with updated data and other improvements. Easily calculate the manufacturing cost and selling price of most low power silicon ICs. BUY NOW!

 

November 6, 2015 - New Article - Global Foundries Visit - Part 1 - It's All About Execution - we have published part 1 of a blog summarizing visits we made to Global Foundries.

 

October 30, 2015 - New Release - Strategic Cost Model - revision 1504 - the Strategic Cost Model - revision 1504 is now available. Revision 1504 includes process updates.. The Strategic Cost Model allows users to easily forward project wafer cost and detailed equipment and materials sets for leading edge logic and memory processes. BUY NOW!

 

October 26, 2015 - New Article - Global Foundries 14nm Process Update - we have published a blog summarizing a conference call we had with Global Foundries on their 14nm process.

 

October 20, 2015 - New Release - MEMS Cost and Price Model - revision 1501 is now available. Revision 1501 features updated cost engines, additional products and processes and other new features. Easily calculate the cost and price of most MEMS products, BUY NOW!

 

October 9, 2015 - New Article - IMEC and Cadence Disclose 5nm Test Chip - we have published an article summarizing a conference call we had with IMEC and Cadence abut their 5nm test chip.