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IC Cost and Price Model


The IC Cost and Price Model revision 1405 is now available with 5 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 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.


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 1405 - fixed an issue where the 200mm - 130nm - Infineon - SPT9 process wasn't displaying on the '2 Select Process to Model' list on the 'Main Selections' sheet. Fixed a bug where Intel 14nm Foundry processes didn't have a margin. Added missing materials for the 65nm Interposer processes. Added a materials price decline by year for selected material types. Added 300mm - 65nm - Toshiba - BSI process. Adjusted how the packaging yield is calculated for wafer level and no packaging - package selections. Adjusted UMC fab capacities by date. Fixed a bug in the mask set cost on the 'Wafer Cost Detail' sheet. Fixed a bug in the 'Defaults' sheet test country dropdowns. Added new entries to the 'Foundry Usage' lookup. Fixed a bug where the cost per packaged die was not calculating correctly when "In-house" packaging was selected on the 'Defaults' sheet. Added 65nm Renesas process. Adjusted the Intel 14nm MPU process based on new information. Added 2 STMicro 200mm - 90nm processes and one additional 300mm - 90nm process.


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 $2,100. 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.


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 out to the 5nm logic node and 10nm for memory.


Purchase Decision Tools


Supported Processes - updated 12/1/2014

Supported Product Types -

updated 12/1/2014

Supported Packages -

updated 12/1/2014


Cost Model Selection Guide - updated 03/26/2014


Cost Modeling as a Decision Making Tool




Manual - updated on November 11, 2014


Evaluating TSMC 40nm Wafer Costs - 2014-Q3


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