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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. 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.
The Model supports over 550 processes broken out by company and process node and looking forward one to two process nodes. See the links in the gray bar at the right for the specific list of processes.
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, OEMs, Fabless companies, Analysts, Materials Companies, Consultants, Electronics 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, OEMs, Fabless and Electronics companies.
Recent revision History
Revision 1403 - added no packaging, reconstructed wafer and saw only as package types. Added RF - very simple as a product type. Adjusted RF test times. Added fab date on-line and process date on-line to the 'Cost Summary' sheet. Added a process adder summary to the 'Cost Summary' sheet. Added a wafer cost breakdown chart to the 'Cost Summary' sheet. Added 'One or more default values have been overridden' warning to the 'Cost Summary' sheet. Reduced automotive class test burn-in to 4 hours. Fixed an error where process adders costs were not fully reflected for certain process types. Fixed a bug whereby using the die area breakout on the 'Defaults' sheet was triggering an error. Adjusted dry etch throughputs. Adjusted OEE values. Fixed an error in the equipment on-line calculation. Updated 300mm polished wafer pricing. Fixed an error in the equipment upgrade calculation. Fixed an error in the building depreciation calculation that affected bulk gas and facilities costs. Fixed an error in the consumables calculation. Fixed an error in the fab size calculation. Adjusted monitor wafer usage. Added an undefined material type check to the error message sheet. Reviewed and updated all Samsung and Toshiba NAND 2D Flash processes and aligned them to our latest learning and Strategic Cost Model. Reviewed and updated all Samsung DRAM processes and aligned them to our latest learning and Strategic Cost Model and added Micron DRAM processes. Fixed an error in the fab size calculation. Added Samsung VNAND 45nm 24 layer and 40nm 32 layer processes. Fixed a bug in the process adders metrology calculations. Reviewed and updated all Global Foundries, IBM, Intel, Samsung, SMIC, ST Micro and UMC logic processes on 300mm to match our latest learning and Strategic Cost Model. Also expanded the available metal layer options for several of these processes. Cleaned up all 300mm processes to match are latest understanding of process offerings from the foundries. Eliminated some processes that were variants of base processes that can be created using the process adders sheet. Updated DRAM test usage. Split embedded Flash adders in ST Micro type, SuperFlash ESF2 and ESF3. Added Infineon 130nm SPT9 process. Added Sony 65nm Image Sensor processes.
The Model runs inside of Microsoft Excel and requires the user to have Excel 2010 installed on their computer. The are are known compatibility issues with Excel 2007 and Open Office and any third party Excel compatible product. The model does not run in any other "Excel compatible" programs.
Model Cost and How to Buy
A single user license for one person to install the model on one computer is $2,100. An enterprise license allowing an unlimited number of users at a company is $7,140. 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.
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Supported Processes - updated 9/29/2014
Cost Model Selection Guide - updated 03/26/2014