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IC Cost and Price Model


The IC Cost and Price Model revision 1506 is now available with new processes and other improvements. 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.


Recent revision History


Revision 1505 - fixed an error in the equipment maintenance cost calculation for used equipment. Fixed an error in the test calculation for ASIC - performance 3 product types. Extended the range of defect density options on the 'Defaults' sheet. Updated TSMC 20nm SOC processes and added 8 metal version. Updated Vanguard foundry data. Updated foundry usage on 'Lookup' sheet. Added IP cost adders at the wafer, package and product level to the 'Defaults' sheet. Adjusted ALD system throughput and cost. Adjusted TSMC 65nm, 60nm and 55nm processes. Updated Intel 14nm processes.


Revision 1506 - added IP cost adders for packaging and the product to the 'Multiple Die Calculator' sheet. Adjusted UMC 40nm and 28nm capital investments. Added embedded processors with no Flash and added 18 core microprocessor. Changed TSMC 40nm and 28nm fabs to blended average fabs to reflect the multiple fabs they make the parts in and properly account for depreciation as the fabs become fully depreciated. Added Samsung 65nm interposer process with 3 and 4 metal layers.


System Requirements

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 $2,150. An enterprise license allowing an unlimited number of users at a company is $7,310. 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 - updated11/10/2015

Supported Product Types -

updated 11/10/2015

Supported Packages -

updated 11/10/2015


Cost Model Selection Guide - updated 12/31/2014


Cost Modeling as a Decision Making Tool




Manual - updated on 3/19/2015


Automotive Cost Modeling


Add process request form - this form is for customers to use to request us to add new processes to the model.


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