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MEMS Cost and Price Model


We recently added VCSEL coverage to the model and we are now working to expand that out to cover LEDs in general.



The IC Knowledge - MEMS Cost Model is the industry standard for cost modeling of MEMS products. Very easy to use tech model allows for up to two MEMS and up to two integrated circuit die in the same package providing a full MEMS product solution. The model then presents a detailed analysis of cost. The model supports both pre-defined and user defined products, processes and process steps. Cost includes wafer fabrication, wafer test, packaging and final test. BUY NOW!


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Supported wafer sizes

100mm, 150mm and 200mm.


Supported cost elements

Wafer cost, wafer test, packaging and final test.


Who should buy this product

The IC Knowledge - MEMS Cost 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.


Revision History


2018 - revision 01


  • Overall Model - Fixed missing fab options in the fab dropdown.
  • Product - Added Cavendish Kinetics - 32CKxxxR - Antenna Tuner.
  • Materials - Fixed a bug where certain 'Main Selection' settings triggered an error on 'MEMS Wafer Costs' sheet.
  • MEMS Processes - Added Oclaro Laser diode process.
  • IC Processes - Added 200mm - 180nm - TowerJazz - CA18HVMEMS - CMOS - DGO, RF, MEMS Tuner - 1P/6Al process.
  • Facilities - Added Oclaro UK fab and TowerJazz Fab 3.
  • Labor - NA
  • Packages - Added WLCSP 9 pin package with 1 die.
  • Test - added Tuner.


System Requirements

The Model runs inside of Microsoft Excel and requires the user to have Excel 2010 or higher installed on their computer. There are are known compatibility issues with Excel 2007 and Open Office and any third party Excel compatible product.


Model Cost and How to Buy

A single user license for one person to install the model on one computer is $1,995. An enterprise license allowing an unlimited number of users at a company is $6,783. Lower prices may be available in our on-line store for credit card orders only! 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 MEMS Fabs - updated 4/7/2018

Supported IC Processes -updated 4/7/2018

Supported MEMS Materials -updated 4/7/2018

Supported Packages -

updated 4/7/2018

Supported MEMS Processes -updated 4/7/2018

Supported Products -

updated 4/7/2018

Supported Tests -

updated 4/7/2018


Cost Model Product Line Summary and Comparison- updated 5/8/2018



Cost Model Support Policy - update 11/29/2017


Manual -updated on 3/9/2018


Adding Processes to Our Models


Automotive Cost Modeling


Cost Modeling as a Decision Making Tool


Cost Modeling of MEMS Systems - conference paper from 2010


Understanding the costs of MEMS products - white paper from 2009