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Introduction

IC Knowledge is the world leader in Cost Modeling of Semiconductors and MEMS. We provide Cost Modeling software as well as Cost Modeling services. We also offer Database, Forecast and Report products. Our customers include many of the leading producers of Semiconductors, Equipment and Materials for the Semiconductor industry, Electronics companies and leading Consultants and Consortia. We have several Strategic Partners and Subcontractors we work with to provide a wide range of services to our customers.

 

Latest Updates

 

October 8, 2014 - New Release - IC Cost and Prices Model - revision 1404 has been released with improevment and updates.. Easily calculate the manufacturing cost and selling price of most low power silicon ICs. BUY NOW!

 

September 29, 2014 - New Release - IC Cost and Prices Model - revision 1403 has been released with added processes, product types, packages and new features.. Easily calculate the manufacturing cost and selling price of most low power silicon ICs. BUY NOW!

 

September 24, 2014 - New Release - Discrete and Power Products Cost and Price Model - revision 1403 is now available. Easily calculate the cost and price of high power silicon integrated circuits and discrete silicon devices. Revision 1403 adds new processes. BUY NOW!

 

September 14, 2014 - New Release - MEMS Cost and Price Model - revision 1403 is now available. The MEMS Cost and Price Model allows the user to easily estimate the manufacturing cost and selling price for most MEMS products. The model support pre-defined processes and products or the user can define their own.The new 1403 release adds Bosch BCD6 as an IC process and pBFA 64pin as a package type. BUY NOW!

 

September 14, 2014 - New Release - Discrete and Power Products Cost and Price Model - revision 1402 is now available. Easily calculate the cost and price of high power silicon integrated circuits and discrete silicon devices. Revision 1402 adds three new processes. BUY NOW!

 

August 25, 2014 - New Release - the Strategic Cost Model - 2014 new version - Beta 07b is now in Beta testing. The new version changes the Strategic Model from a a generic ITRS half-pitch based model to a company specific node based model. This is a forward looking model that forecasts logic out to the 5nm node and memory to the 1x/1z node with detailed wafer costs and equipment and materials sets. The 07b release adds 3D NAND and other features. BUY NOW

 

August 22, 2014 - New Release - MEMS Cost and Price Model - revision 1402 is now available. The MEMS Cost and Price Model allows the user to easily estimate the manufacturing cost and selling price for most MEMS products. The model support pre-defined processes and products or the user can define their own.The new 1402 release adds X-Fab as a pre-defined fab option and fixes a material error. BUY NOW!

 

August 13, 2014 - New Article - Intel Versus TSMC 14nm Processes - we have published an article on SemiWiki comparing the known information on the two processes.

 

July 24, 2014 - New Article - The Leading Edge Foundry Landscape - we have published an article of summarizing recent announcements in the foundry space.

 

July 21, 2014 - New Presentation- At Semicon West we presented Silicon 2020 - 2014 Update to the Silicon Materials Group.

 

July 20, 2014 - New Article - Setting the Record Straight on FD-SOI Costs - we have published a follow on article to our Is SOI Really Less Expensive article correcting some mischaracterized of our work.

 

July 19, 2014 - New Article - SEMICON Update: 450mm, EUV, FinFET, and More - we have published an article of observations on the recent Semicon West show.

 

July 11, 2014 - New Release - The 300mm and 450mm Watch database revision 1402 is now available with tracking data on 9 - 450mm fabs and 140 - 300mm fabs. Revision 1402 features updated data and a new fab. BUY NOW!

 

July 7, 2014 - New Article - Is SOI Really Less Expensive - we have published an analysis of the cost of SOI versus bulk on SemiWiki.

 

June 23, 2014 - New Release - IC Cost and Prices Model - revision 1402 has been released with added processes, product types, packages and new features.. Easily calculate the manufacturing cost and selling price of most low power silicon ICs. BUY NOW!

 

June 20, 2014 - New Release - the Strategic Cost Model - 2014 new version - Beta 07 is now in Beta testing. The new version changes the Strategic Model from a a generic ITRS half-pitch based model to a company specific node based model. This is a forward looking model that forecasts logic out to the 5nm node and memory to the 1x/1z node with detailed wafer costs and equipment and materials sets. BUY NOW

 

June 3, 2014 - New Release - IC Cost and Prices Model - revision 1401 has been released with a new interface and wafer cost engine. Easily calculate the manufacturing cost and selling price of most low power silicon ICs. BUY NOW!

 

April 25, 2014 - New Release - our new Strategic Forecast Report is now available. This unique report uses our strategic modeling tools to produce a long term strategic forecast of the semiconductor industry. These chapters discuss the latest technology trends with detailed forecasts out through 2029. BUY NOW!

 

April 7, 2014 - New Release - the Strategic Cost Model - 2014 new version - Beta 04 is now in Beta testing. The new version changes the Strategic Model from a a generic ITRS half-pitch based model to a company specific node based model. This is a forward looking model that forecasts logic out to the 5nm node and memory to the 1x/1z node with detailed wafer costs and equipment and materials sets. BUY NOW

 

April 3, 2014 - New Release - the Strategic Cost Model - 2014 new version - Beta 02 and 03 are now in Beta testing. The new version changes the Strategic Model from a a generic ITRS half-pitch based model to a company specific node based model. This is a forward looking model that forecasts logic out to the 5nm node and memory to the 1x/1z node with detailed wafer costs and equipment and materials sets. BUY NOW