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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

 

May 17, 2018 - New Article - IC Knowledge President Shares View of Semiconductor Landscape at Nikon Symposium - a summary Scotten Jones' Litho Vision 2018 presentation published in Nikon Review.

 

May 8, 2018 - Product Plans Update - we are adding test functionality to the Packaging Cost and Price Model and changing the model to the Assembly and Test Cost and Price Model. We have added VCSELs to the MEMS Cost and Price Model and we are now working to add LEDs.

 

May 4, 2018 - New Article - Samsung 10nm 8nm and 7nm at VLSIT - a summary of information about Samsung's 10nm, 8nm and 7nm processes. This article was published on SemiWiki.

 

April 30, 2018 - New Article - Intel 10nm Yield Issues - a discussion of Intel's recent disclosure that they are pushing out 10nm volume production to 2019 due to yield issues. This article was published on SemiWiki.

 

April 18, 2018 - New Product - Packaging Cost and Price Model - 2018 - revision 01 is now available with expanded capabilities. This brand new model estimates the manufacturing cost and selling price of most semiconductor packages. Packaging costs by step and material usage are provided along with overall cost and price. The model is user customizable. The purchase price includes twelve months of updates with reasonable phone and email support. BUY NOW!

 

April 16, 2018 - New Article - Samsung is Starting 7nm Production with EUV in June - an analysis of recent news annoucements about Samsung's EUV status. This article was published on SemiWiki.

 

April 5, 2018 - New Release - MEMS Cost and Price Model - 2018 - revision 01 is now available with new processes, packages and test types and updated data. This model enables the user to easily calculate the manufacturing cost and selling price of most MEMS systems. BUY NOW!

 

April 2, 2018 - New Release - IC Cost and Prices Model - 2018 - revision 01 is now available with new updated data and bug fixes. Easily calculate the manufacturing cost and selling price of most low power silicon ICs. BUY NOW!

 

April 1, 2018 - New Release - the Strategic Cost Model is now the Strategic Cost and Price Model - 2018 - revision 00 with wafer pricing functionality. The 2018 - revision 01 release features updated process information and bug fixes. The Strategic Cost and Price Model is our most powerful and forward looking model and covers all of the leading edge companies's with forward projection for several nodes. BUY NOW!

 

March 26, 2018 - New Release - 300mm Watch - 2018 - revision 00 is now available. Revision 00 adds TSMC Fab 18 and covers 170 current and announced 300mm fabs with details out to 2025. The 2018 - 00 release also includes updated data. BUY NOW!

 

March 21, 2018 - New Release - the Strategic Cost Model is now the Strategic Cost and Price Model - 2018 - revision 00 with wafer pricing functionality. The 2018 - revision 00 release feature updated process information and data and is completely updated for 2018. The Strategic Cost and Price Model is our most powerful and forward looking model and covers all of the leading edge companies's with forward projection for several nodes. BUY NOW!

 

March 12, 2018 - New Article - Leading Edge Logic Landscape 2018 - a comparison of the leading edge logic technologies from GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Intel, Samsung and TSMC. This article was published on SemiWiki.

 

March 7, 2018 - New Article - SPIE Advanced Lithography 2018 - EUV Status - a summary of selected papers from the 2018 SPIE Advanced Lithography Conference. This article was posted on SemiWiki..

 

February 25, 2018 - New Article - LithoVision 2018 The Evolving Semiconductor Technology Landscape and What it Means for Lithography - Our president Scotten Jones presented at Nikon's Litho Vision and this article is a write up of the talk. This was published on SemiWiki.

 

February 24, 2018 - New Release - MEMS Cost and Price Model - 2018 - revision 00 is now available with new processes and updated data. This model enables the user to easily calculate the manufacturing cost and selling price of most MEMS systems. BUY NOW!

 

February 12, 2018 - New Article - IEDM 2017 - Leti Gate-All-Around Stacked-Nanowires - Leti has been a pioneer in gate-all around and at IEDM they presented an overview of the technology. This article was published on Semiwiki.

 

February 6, 2018 - New Product - Packaging Cost and Price Model - 2018 - revision 00 is now available. This brand new model estimates the manufacturing cost and selling price of most semiconductor packages. Packaging costs by step and material usage are provided along with overall cost and price. The model is user customizable. The purchase price includes twelve months of updates with reasonable phone and email support. BUY NOW!

 

January 29, 2018 - New Release - Discrete and Power Products Cost and Price Model - 2018 - revision 00 in now available with a major data update for 2018. The model enable users to easily calculate the cost and price of high power silicon and compound semiconductor ICs and discrete devices. The purchase price includes twelve months of updates with reasonable phone and email support. BUY NOW!

 

January 26, 2018 - New Release - IC Cost and Prices Model - 2018 - revision 00 is now available with new processes and updated data. Easily calculate the manufacturing cost and selling price of most low power silicon ICs. BUY NOW!

 

January 26, 2018 - New Article - IEDM 2017 - Controlling Threshold Voltage with Work Function Metals - a discussion of the recent transition to work function metals for threshold voltage control for leading edge logic processes. This article was published on SemiWiki.

 

January 18, 2018 - New Article - ISS 2018 - The Impact of EUV on the Semiconductor Supply Chain - a write up of a paper presented by Scotten Jones at ISS 2018 analyzing how EUV will effect the industry. This article was published on SemiWiki.

 

January 4, 2018 - New Article - IIEDM 2017 - imec Charting the Future of Logic - a summary of imec's logic presentations at IEDM. This article was posted in SemiWiki.