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IC Cost and Price Model


The IC Cost and Price Model revision 1402 is now available with a new processes, product types, packages and features. 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. 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, 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 1401 - complete model rebuild with new style interface and new single integrated wafer cost engine. Updated facility and consumables costs and calculations throughout. Fixed an error in the IBM 7FS processes. Removed all 200mm DRAM and NAND processes. Changed the supported date range to 2010-Q1 to 2020-Q4. Reviewed and updated default TSMC wafer fabs. Added 300mm - 46nm - Winbond - SRAM process. Added 300mm - 75nm - Macronix - NOR process. Added 300mm - 58nm - Winbond - NOR process. Reviewed and updated all Samsung DRAM processe margins and added 20nm Samsung DRAM process. Adjusted the DRAM and NAND test times. Added some new die sizes. Added Magnachip foundry margin data.


Revision 1402 - added in user sections on the cost summary page for easier results comparisons. Fixed an error in the commercial class test defaults. Adjusted OEE for foundries. Added 200mm - 90nm - Aptina - FSI Image sensor process. Made equipment set installation and automation costs visible on the 'Wafer Cost Detail' sheet. Added 200mm - 180nm - IBM - 7RF - 1P/2Cu/2Al process. Added an equipment set cost multiplier to the 'Defaults' sheet. Updated test parallelism. Added CMOS Image Sensor (CIS) as a product type.


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 Model - easily calculate the cost 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 6/23/2014

Supported Product Types -

updated 6/23/2014

Supported Packages -

updated 6/23/2014


Cost Model Selection Guide - updated 03/26/2014


Cost Modeling as a Decision Making Tool






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