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MEMS Cost and Price Model


The 2020 - revision 00 model is now available with one new IC processes.and extensive data updates for 2020.



The IC Knowledge - MEMS Cost Model is the industry standard for cost modeling of MEMS products. This easy to use 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 per-defined and user defined products, processes and process steps. Cost includes wafer fabrication, wafer test, packaging and final test. BUY NOW!


Please email us to request a demo copy of the model..


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


2020 - revision 00


  • Overall Model - Fixed an error on the 'MEMS Cost Per Step' sheet. Updated IC foundry margins.
  • Product - NA
  • Materials - Added none as a wafer type option on the 'Main Selections' sheet. Updated material usage for Dry etch of SiN and SiOx films. Updated starting wafer prices.
  • MEMS Processes - NA
  • IC Processes - Added TDK-Micronas Hall Effect sensor process.
  • Equipment - NA
  • Facilities - Updated electric and natural gas rates.
  • Labor - Updated direct labor rates and engineers salaries.
  • Packages - NA
  • Test - NA


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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Cost Model Product Line Summary and Comparison - updated 1/1/2019


Supported MEMS Fabs - updated 2/26/2020

Supported IC Processes -updated 2/26/2020

Supported MEMS Materials -updated 2/26/2020

Supported Packages -

updated 2/26/2020

Supported MEMS Processes -updated 2/26/2020

Supported Products -

updated 2/26/2020

Supported Tests -

updated 2/26/2020




Cost Model Support Policy - updated 04/30/2020


Manual-updated on 4/29/2019


Cost, Price and Volume applications note - added 05/21/2020


Adding Processes to Our Models


Add process request form - this form is for customers to use to request us to add new processes to the model - updated December 20, 2019.


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