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IC Cost and Price Model


The IC Cost and Price Model - 2016 - revision 05 is now available with new processes and a cost per quarter Macro. BUY NOW!


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The IC Knowledge - IC Cost and Price Model is the industry standard for cost and price modeling of low power silicon integrated circuits. For high power silicon integrated circuits and discrete devices we recommend our Discrete and Power Products Cost and Price Model.


The IC Model is very easy to use, the user only has to make eight selections or entry's and there is help for many of them. The model then presents a detailed analysis of cost and pricing and offers over seventy options for customization. Cost includes wafer fabrication, wafer test, packaging and final test.



Example of product cost summary

IC Cost Model output summary


Supported processes

The Model supports over 630 processes broken out by company and process node and looking forward one process nodes. See the links in the gray bar at the right for the specific list of processes.


Supported wafer sizes

100mm, 125mm, 150mm, 200mm and 300mm.


Supported cost elements

Wafer cost, wafer test, packaging and final test.


Who should buy this product

The IC Knowledge - IC Cost and Price Model is widely used by IDMs, Fabless companies, Analysts, Consultants, Electronics Systems and Automotive Companies and many others. The model is used for benchmarking, evaluating pricing, market research and many other uses. Our model customers include most of the worlds largest IDMs, Fabless and Electronics Systems companies. For OEMs and Materials companies we recommend our Strategic Cost Model.


Current revision updates:

  • Overall Model - Added a cost by quarter sheet and Macro.
  • Yield - No changes.
  • Depreciation - No changes.
  • Equipment - Fixed a bug in memory maintenance rates.
  • Processes – Fixed an error in the 28nm SMIC processes fab upgrades. Added polyimide layer option to 'Process Adders' sheet. Added 300mm - 180nm - SMIC process. Added UMC 40nm, 65nm and 90nm processes at fab 12i and an SMIC 90nm process.
  • Facilities - No changes.
  • Material Pricing – Updated 300mm polished and Epi wafer prices.
  • Labor - Fixed an error in labor calculations for China.
  • Lookups – No changes.
  • Packaging - Adjusted selected packaging yields.
  • Test - No changes.

System Requirements

The Model runs inside of Microsoft Excel and requires the user to have Excel 2010 or higher installed on their computer. There are are known compatibility issues with Excel 2007 and Open Office and any third party Excel compatible product.


Model Cost and How to Buy

A single user license for one person to install the model on one computer is $2,258. An enterprise license allowing an unlimited number of users at a company is $7,676. Lower prices may be available in our on-line store for credit card orders only! The model may be purchased on-line with a credit card here or you may email or fax us a purchase order with 30 day terms. The model is delivered by email within a few hours of our receiving an order. The model cost includes twelve months of updates plus twelve months of reasonable levels of phone and email support. A Web Ex training session is available on request. Renewal costs at the end of twelve months are discounted 1/3 off the current prices.


Related Products


Discrete and Power Products Cost and Price Model - easily calculate the cost and price of most high power silicon integrated circuits and discrete devices.


MEMS Cost and Price Model - easily calculate the cost and price of most MEMS products.


Strategic Cost Model - easily project wafer cost, equipment and materials requirements for leading IC producers.


Purchase Decision Tools


Supported Processes - updated 5/23/2016

Supported Product Types -

updated 5/23/2016

Supported Packages -

updated 5/23/2016


Cost Model Selection Guide - updated 1/1/2016


Cost Modeling as a Decision Making Tool




Support Policy - updated 5/20/2016


Manual - updated on 5/23/2016


Automotive Cost Modeling


Add process request form - this form is for customers to use to request us to add new processes to the model - updated April 8, 2016.


Using the IC Cost and Price Model to Estimate Foundry Wafer Cost and Price