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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

 

September 19, 2016 - New Release - Strategic Cost Model - 2016 - revision 05a is now available with with added 200mm capability and updated data on sub 10nm logic porcesses. 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!

 

September 19, 2016 - New Article - GLOBALFOUNDRIES Extends the FDSOI Roadmap - a discussion of GLOBALFOUNDRIES recent 12nm FDSOI announcement including an interview with Greg Bartlett, GF Senior Vice President for the CMOS Business Unit . This article was published on SemiWiki.

 

September 3, 2016 - New Article - The 2016 Leading Edge Semiconductor Landscape - a comparison of the leading edge logic processes at GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Intel, Samsung and TSMC. This article was published on SemiWiki.

 

August 14, 2016 - New Article - SEMICON West - Global Foundries Update - an interview with Gary Patton, CTO of GLOBALFOUNDRIES. This article was published on SemiWiki.

 

August 2, 2016 - New Article - SEMICON West - Harry Levinson and Mike Lercel Interview - an interview with two leading lithography experts. This article was published on SemiWiki.

 

July 29, 2016 - New Release - IC Cost and Prices Model - 2016 - revision 06 is now available with new processes and features. Easily calculate the manufacturing cost and selling price of most low power silicon ICs. BUY NOW!

 

July 28, 2016 - New Article - SEMICON West - Leti FDSOI and IOT, status and roadmap - an interview with Leti CEO Marie Semeria. This article was published on SemiWiki.

 

July 25, 2016 - New Release - Strategic Cost Model - 2016 - revision 04 is now available with with added horizontal nanowire processes and a new cycle time calculator. 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!

 

July 22, 2016 - New Release - 300mm and 450mm Watch Database - 2016 - revision 03 - is now available with data on 151 - 300mm fabs and 7 - 450mm fabs. BUY NOW!

 

July 22, 2016 - New Article - IMEC Technology Forum at SEMICON - Coventor could save you billions! - Coventor presented at the IMEC Technology Forum at SEMICON and we also interviewed their CTO David Fried. This article was published on SemiWiki.

 

July 21, 2016 - New Article - IMEC-Horizontal Nanowires for 5nm at the VLSI Technology Symposium - this article is based on the paper IMEC presented and an interview with Dan Mocada of IMEC. This article was published on SemiWiki.

 

July 13, 2016 - New Article - Technology and Cost Trends at Advanced Nodes - a presentation examining Logic and Memory trends at advanced node. This was presented at SEMICON West.

 

July 7, 2016 - New Article - SEMICON West Preview - a discussion of what we plan to cover at SEMICON West next week..

 

June 14, 2016 - New Release - Discrete and Power Products Cost and Price Model - 2016 - revision 02 is now available with 3 new processes. Easily calculate the manufacturing cost and selling price of most high power silicon ICs and discrete devices. BUY NOW!

 

June 13, 2016 - New Release - MEMS Cost and Price Model - 2016 - revision 00 - allows the user to easily estimate the manufacturing cost and selling price for most MEMS products.The model supports pre-defined processes and products or the user can define their own. The 2016 revision 00 features new more detailed and powerful MEMS cost engines and now uses the latest IC Cost and Price Model cost engines (with a MEMS focused sub set of the IC Model processes) BUY NOW!

 

June 7, 2016 - New Article - IMEC Technology Forum (ITF) - Secrets of Semiconductor Scaling - An Steegen's presentation and my follow up interview with her.

 

June 2, 2016 - New Article - IMEC Technology Forum (ITF) - Moving the Electronics Industry Forward - Gary Patton's presentation and my follow up interview with him.

 

May 28, 2016 - New Article - IMEC Technology Forum (ITF) - EUV When, Not If - a summary of what I learned about EUV at the ITF.

 

May 25, 2016 - New Article - IMEC Technology Forum (ITF) - IC Innovation - an article discussing Luc Van Den Hove's talk at the ITF.

 

May 23, 2016 - New Release - IC Cost and Prices Model - 2016 - revision 05 is now available with new processes and a cost per quarter Macro. Easily calculate the manufacturing cost and selling price of most low power silicon ICs. BUY NOW!

 

May 11, 2016 - New Release - Strategic Cost Model - 2016 - revision 03 is now available with updated data, 3D XPoint coverage and a cost by quarter macro. 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!

 

May 9, 2016 - Schedule Update - our release schedule for the next two months is available here.

 

May 7, 2016 - New Article - 3D NAND - Moore's law in the third dimension - an article discussing 3D NAND technology and what it really means.

 

May 2, 2016 - New Release - IC Cost and Prices Model - 2016 - revision 04 is now available with updated data. Easily calculate the manufacturing cost and selling price of most low power silicon ICs. BUY NOW!

 

April 12, 2016 - New Article - EUV is coming but will we need it? - an article discussing possible logic technologies that may not need EUV.

 

April 10, 2016 - New Release - IC Cost and Prices Model - 2016 - revision 03 is now available with additional processes other updates. Easily calculate the manufacturing cost and selling price of most low power silicon ICs. BUY NOW!

 

April 4, 2016 - New Release - Discrete and Power Products Cost and Price Model - 2016 - revision 01 is now available with 3 new processes and 19 new package types. Easily calculate the manufacturing cost and selling price of most high power silicon ICs and discrete devices. BUY NOW!