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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

 

December 5, 2019 - New Release - 300mm Watch - 2019 - revision 05 is now available - the worlds most detailed database of current and planned 300mm Fabs. Includes197 detailed fab profiles as well as summary analysis by linewidth, product, company and country. Includes twelve months of updates. BUY NOW!

 

December 4, 2019 - New Release - Discrete and Power Products Cost and Prices Model - 2019 - revision 05 is now available with with 2 new GaN processes and updated GaN material usage. Easily calculate the manufacturing cost and selling price of most high power integrated circuits and discrete devices including compound semiconductors. Includes twelve months of updates with reasonable phone and email support. BUY NOW!

 

December 3, 2019 - New Release - Assembly and Test Cost and Price Model - 2019- revision 04 The Assembly and Test Cost and Price Model - 2019 - revision 04 is now out with new assembly options and an expanded database of predefined assemblies. This model is a complete OSAT solution allowing detailed modeling of test and assembly, 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!

 

November 20, 2019 - New Release - Strategic Cost and Price Model - 2019 - revision 03 is now available with extensive process, material and fab updates and new features. The Strategic Cost and Price Model is our most powerful and forward looking model and covers all of the leading edge companies with forward projection for several nodes and detailed equipment and materials data. BUY NOW!

 

October 28, 2019 - News - IC Knowledge, President Scotten W. Jones to give a plenary address at the Litho Workshop on Thursday, November 7, 2019. Scotten will also be presenting at Nikon's LithoVision on February 23, 2020.

 

October 10, 2019 - New Release - IC Cost and Prices Model - 2019 - revision 06 is now available with one new process, new data and a bug fix. Easily calculate the manufacturing cost and selling price of most low power silicon ICs. Includes twelve months of updates with reasonable phone and email support. BUY NOW!

 

September 27, 2019 - New Release - Discrete and Power Products Cost and Prices Model - 2019 - revision 04 is now available with with 8 new SiC processes, 2 new packages and other improvements and updates. Easily calculate the manufacturing cost and selling price of most high power integrated circuits and discrete devices including compound semiconductors. Includes twelve months of updates with reasonable phone and email support. BUY NOW!

 

September 13, 2019 - New Release - Assembly and Test Cost and Price Model - 2019- revision 03 The Assembly and Test Cost and Price Model - 2019 - revision 03 is now out with extensive data updates and two new leadframe package types. This model is a complete OSAT solution allowing detailed modeling of test and assembly, 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!

 

September 4, 2019 - New Release - Strategic Cost and Price Model - 2019 - revision 02 is now available with extensive process, material and fab updates. The Strategic Cost and Price Model is our most powerful and forward looking model and covers all of the leading edge companies with forward projection for several nodes and detailed equipment and materials data. BUY NOW!

 

August 21, 2019 - New Article - Semicon West 2019 – Day 4 – Soitec - a write up of an interview with Soitec's CEO from Semicon West 2019. This article was published on SemiWiki.

 

August 16, 2019 - New Release - MEMS Cost and Prices Model - 2019 - revision 02 is now available with with two new IC processes, two new packages, several new test options and other improvements. Easily calculate the manufacturing cost and selling price of most MEMS products with support for up to two MEMS die, two IC die and packaging and test. Includes twelve months of updates with reasonable phone and email support. BUY NOW!

 

August 9, 2019 - New Article - 300mm Fab Watch 2019!- an article from Daniel Nenni of SemiWiki discussing our 300mm Watch product. This article was published on SemiWiki.

 

August 8, 2019 - New Release - 300mm Watch - 2019 - revision 03 is now available - the worlds most detailed database of current and planned 300mm Fabs. Include 191 detailed fab profiles as well as summary analysis by linewidth, product, company and country. The 04 release adds 1 fab and now breaks out product type by fab by year to account for fab conversions. Includes twelve months of updates. BUY NOW!

 

July 30, 2019 - New Article - SEMICON West 2019 - Day 3 - GLOBALFOUNDRIES - on the third day of Semicon I got to sit down with Gary Patton the CTO of GLOBALFOUNDRIES and get an update on the company. This article was published on SemiWiki.

 

July 24, 2019 - New Release - IC Cost and Prices Model - 2019 - revision 05 is now available with a five new processes including TSMC 7FF+, new package types and several other improvements. Easily calculate the manufacturing cost and selling price of most low power silicon ICs. Includes twelve months of updates with reasonable phone and email support. BUY NOW!

 

July 19, 2019 - New Article - SEMICON West 2019 - Day 2 - a write up of the second day of Semicon West with a focus on an Applied Materials announcement and joint Les-Fraunhofer press conference. This article was published on SemiWiki on July 19, 2019.

 

July 17, 2019 - New Release - Discrete and Power Products Cost and Prices Model - 2019 - revision 03 is now available with with a new process and other improvements. Easily calculate the manufacturing cost and selling price of most high power integrated circuits and discrete devices including compound semiconductors. Includes twelve months of updates with reasonable phone and email support. BUY NOW!

 

July 15, 2019 - New Release - 300mm Watch - 2019 - revision 03 is now available - the worlds most detailed database of current and planned 300mm Fabs. Include 190 detailed fab profiles as well as summary analysis by linewidth, product, company and country. The 03 release adds 3 fabs and features a major data review and update. Includes twelve months of updates. BUY NOW!

 

July 15, 2019 - New Article - SEMICON West 2019 – Day 1 – Imec - a write up of the first day of Semicon West and the Imec Technology Forum, This article was published on SemiWiki.

 

June 28, 2019 - New Release - IC Cost and Prices Model - 2019 - revision 04 is now available with an additional process and other improvements. Easily calculate the manufacturing cost and selling price of most low power silicon ICs. Includes twelve months of updates with reasonable phone and email support. BUY NOW!

 

June 27, 2019 - New Article - SPIE Advanced Lithography Conference – Imec design papers - a summary of process design papers presented by imec at the SPIE Advanced Lithography Conference. This article was published on Semiwiki.

 

June 24, 2019 - New Release - Assembly and Test Cost and Price Model - 2019- revision 02 The Assembly and Test Cost and Price Model - 2019 - revision 02 is now out with support for ceramic packages, added leadframe based packages, new configuration options and other updates. This model is a complete OSAT solution allowing detailed modeling of test and assembly, 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!

 

June 14, 2019 - New Release - the Strategic Cost and Price Model - 2019 - revision 01 is now available with extensive data and process updates. The Strategic Cost and Price Model is our most powerful and forward looking model and covers all of the leading edge companies with forward projection for several nodes and detailed equipment and materials data. BUY NOW!

 

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

 

Cost Model Support Policy- updated 6/5/2019

 

Applications Note - Automotive Cost Modeling

 

Glossary of Semiconductor Technology Terminology

 

Introduction to IC Technology