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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.
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, 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 1501a - fixed an error where adding metal layers on the 'Process Adders' sheet might not add the correct metal layer type. Fixed an error in the 8 processes added in the previous revision. Updated 200mm starting wafer types and costs.
Revision 1502 - added die sizes to the 'Lookup' sheet. Adjusted SMIC fab details. Adjusted China labor factors. Deleted obsolete AMD and Freescale processes. Added water recycling for selected fabs. Added 200mm - 152nm - TSMC - CM0152 process. Added facility investment ot 'Wafer Cost Detail' sheet. Updated TSMC and UMC 65nm interposer yields. Adjusted TSMC 16nm FinFET yields. Adjusted TSMC 28nm processes and added more metal layer options. Added embedded processors as a product type.
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.
Discrete and Power Products Cost and Price Model - easily calculate the cost and price of most high power silicon integrated circuits and discrete devices.
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Strategic Cost Model - easily project wafer cost, equipment and materials requirements for leading IC producers.
Supported Processes - updated 6/3/2015
Cost Model Selection Guide - updated 12/31/2014
Manual - updated on 3/19/2015