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MEMS Cost and Price Model


The 2017 revision 01 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 supports pre-defined processes and products or the user can define their own. The 2017 revision 01 adds new MEMS and IC processes and new packages plus updated data. BUY NOW!


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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.


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


2017 - revision 00


  • Overall Model - Changed the Analog Devices fab from Cambridge to Wilmington. Added efficiency factor to account for differences in MEMS fabs versus IC fabs and wafer size and fab size differences.
  • Materials - Adjusted plating materials usage.
  • MEMS Processes - Added ADI stand-alone accelerometer and RF switch processes.
  • IC Processes - Added TSMC 180nm process with eFlash and resistor.
  • Facilities - NA
  • Packages - Updated QFN and SOIC package costs and added QFN package options.


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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Purchase Decision Tools


Supported MEMS Fabs - updated4/14/2017

Supported IC Processes - updated 4/14/2017

Supported MEMS Materials - updated 4/14/2017

Supported Packages -

updated 4/14/2017

Supported MEMS Processes - updated 4/14/2017

Supported Products -

updated 4/14/2017

Supported Tests -

updated 4/14/2017


Cost Model Product Line Summary and Comparison- updated 11/8/2017




Cost Model Support Policy - update 11/29/2017


Manual - updated 1/27/2015


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