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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

 

August 13, 2018 - New Release - Assembly and Test Cost and Price Model - 2018 - revision 00 is now available. We have taken our packaging model and added test to provide a complete OSAT solution, this model is also an ideal companion to our Strategic Cost and Price Model for a full product solution. The purchase price includes twelve months of updates with reasonable phone and email support. BUY NOW!

 

August 13, 2018 - New Article - SEMICON West - Leading Edge Lithography and EUV - a summary of recent developments in EUV and leading edge lithography. This article was published on SemiWiki.

 

August 8, 2018 - New Release - 300mm Watch - 2018 - revision 02 is now available. Revision 02 covers 175 current and announced 300mm fabs with details out to 2025. BUY NOW!

 

July 23, 2018 - New Article - FDSOI Status and Roadmap - summary of the current status of FDSOI and where we think the technology is going in the next few year. This article was published on SemiWiki.

 

July 22, 2018 - New Article - SEMICON West – Soitec is becoming a key enabler - a discussion of Soitec and their role in enabling the growth of FDSOI. This article was published on SemiWiki.

 

July 16, 2018 - New Article - VLSIT Conference – imec on CFETs - a discussion of imec 's VLSIT paper on CFETs. This was published on SemiWiki on July 16, 208.

 

July 5, 2018 - New Release - the Strategic Cost and Price Model - 2018 - revision 03 is now available with process updates, new fabs and new capabilities. The Strategic Cost and Price Model is our most powerful and forward looking model and covers all of the leading edge companies's with forward projection for several nodes. BUY NOW!

 

July 2, 2018 - New Release - Discrete and Power Products Cost and Prices Model - 2018 - revision 01 is now available with new processes and updated data. Easily calculate the manufacturing cost and selling price of most high power integrated circuits and discrete devices. BUY NOW!

 

July 2, 2018 - New Article - IITC - Imec Presents Copper, Cobalt and Ruthenium Interconnect Results - a summary of imecs IITC paper comparing various interconnect options. This article was published on SemiWiki.

 

June 27, 2018 - New Article - Imec technology forum 2018 – the future of scaling - a discussion of scaling alternatives discussed at the imec technology forum held in Belgium in May 2018. This article was published on SemiWiki.

 

June 25, 2018 - New Article - 7nm, 5nm and 3nm Logic, current and projected processes - a summary of what we currently know about 7nm, 5nm and 3nm logic processes. This article was published on SemiWiki.

 

June 6, 2018 - New Release - 300mm Watch - 2018 - revision 01 is now available. Revision 01 covers 172 current and announced 300mm fabs with details out to 2025. The 2018 - 01 release also includes updated data. BUY NOW!

 

June 5, 2018 - New Article - Imec technology forum 2018 – the future of memory - a summary of presentations and interview at the imec technology forum about memory. This was published on SemiWiki.

 

June 1, 2018 - New Release - the Strategic Cost and Price Model - 2018 - revision 02 is now available with new data and improvements. The Strategic Cost and Price Model is our most powerful and forward looking model and covers all of the leading edge companies's with forward projection for several nodes. BUY NOW!

 

May 31, 2018 - New Article - Imec Technology Forum: Gary Patton of GLOBALFOUNDRIES - a summary of an interview with Gary Patton and his presentation at the imec technology forum. This article was published on SemiWiki.

 

May 30, 2018 - New Release - IC Cost and Prices Model - 2018 - revision 02 is now available with new processes and updated data. Easily calculate the manufacturing cost and selling price of most low power silicon ICs. BUY NOW!

 

May 17, 2018 - New Article - IC Knowledge President Shares View of Semiconductor Landscape at Nikon Symposium - a summary Scotten Jones' Litho Vision 2018 presentation published in Nikon Review.

 

May 8, 2018 - Product Plans Update - we are adding test functionality to the Packaging Cost and Price Model and changing the model to the Assembly and Test Cost and Price Model. We have added VCSELs to the MEMS Cost and Price Model and we are now working to add LEDs.

 

May 4, 2018 - New Article - Samsung 10nm 8nm and 7nm at VLSIT - a summary of information about Samsung's 10nm, 8nm and 7nm processes. This article was published on SemiWiki.

 

April 30, 2018 - New Article - Intel 10nm Yield Issues - a discussion of Intel's recent disclosure that they are pushing out 10nm volume production to 2019 due to yield issues. This article was published on SemiWiki.

 

April 18, 2018 - New Product - Packaging Cost and Price Model - 2018 - revision 01 is now available with expanded capabilities. This brand new model estimates the manufacturing cost and selling price of most semiconductor packages. Packaging costs by step and material usage are provided along with overall cost and price. The model is user customizable. The purchase price includes twelve months of updates with reasonable phone and email support. BUY NOW!

 

April 16, 2018 - New Article - Samsung is Starting 7nm Production with EUV in June - an analysis of recent news announcements about Samsung's EUV status. This article was published on SemiWiki.

 

April 5, 2018 - New Release - MEMS Cost and Price Model - 2018 - revision 01 is now available with new processes, packages and test types and updated data. This model enables the user to easily calculate the manufacturing cost and selling price of most MEMS systems. BUY NOW!

 

April 2, 2018 - New Release - IC Cost and Prices Model - 2018 - revision 01 is now available with new updated data and bug fixes. Easily calculate the manufacturing cost and selling price of most low power silicon ICs. BUY NOW!

 

April 1, 2018 - New Release - the Strategic Cost Model is now the Strategic Cost and Price Model - 2018 - revision 01 with wafer pricing functionality. The 2018 - revision 01 release features updated process information and bug fixes. The Strategic Cost and Price Model is our most powerful and forward looking model and covers all of the leading edge companies's with forward projection for several nodes. BUY NOW!

 

March 26, 2018 - New Release - 300mm Watch - 2018 - revision 00 is now available. Revision 00 adds TSMC Fab 18 and covers 170 current and announced 300mm fabs with details out to 2025. The 2018 - 00 release also includes updated data. BUY NOW!

 

March 21, 2018 - New Release - the Strategic Cost Model is now the Strategic Cost and Price Model - 2018 - revision 00 with wafer pricing functionality. The 2018 - revision 00 release feature updated process information and data and is completely updated for 2018. The Strategic Cost and Price Model is our most powerful and forward looking model and covers all of the leading edge companies's with forward projection for several nodes. BUY NOW!

 

March 12, 2018 - New Article - Leading Edge Logic Landscape 2018 - a comparison of the leading edge logic technologies from GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Intel, Samsung and TSMC. This article was published on SemiWiki.

 

March 7, 2018 - New Article - SPIE Advanced Lithography 2018 - EUV Status - a summary of selected papers from the 2018 SPIE Advanced Lithography Conference. This article was posted on SemiWiki..