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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

 

July 30, 2020 - New Article - Imec Technology Forum and ASML - a summary of presentations from the recent Imec Technology Forum. This article was published on SemiWiki.

 

July 30, 2020 - New Release - 300mm Watch - 2020 - revision 03 is now available - the worlds most detailed database of current and planned 300mm Fabs. Includes 218 detailed fab profiles as well as summary analysis by linewidth, product, company and country. Includes twelve months of updates. The 2020 - revision 03 features updated and expanded data. BUY NOW!

 

July 27, 2020 - New Article - VLSI Symposium 2020 – Imec Buried Power Rail - at the 2020 VLSI Technology Symposium Imec presented on Buried Power Rails and this article summarizes that paper. This article was published on SemiWiki.

 

July 21, 2020 - New Release - IC Cost and Price Model - 2020 - revision 03 is now available with eight new processes and other updates. 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 30, 2020 - New Release - MEMS Cost and Price Model - 2020 - revision 01 is now available with data updates and additional test options. 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!

 

June 25, 2020 - New Article - Key Semiconductor Conferences Go Virtual - the 2020 Symposium on VLSI Technology and Circuits went virtual last week and IEDM will be virtual in December. In this article we discuss what the virtual conference experience is like. This article was published on SemiWiki.

 

June 17, 2020 - New Release - Discrete and Power Products Cost and Prices Model - 2020 - revision 02 is now available with with 4 new processes, 1 new package and updated data. 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!

 

May 25, 2020 - New Release - 300mm Watch - 2020 - revision 02 is now available - the worlds most detailed database of current and planned 300mm Fabs. Includes 218 detailed fab profiles as well as summary analysis by linewidth, product, company and country. Includes twelve months of updates. The 2020 - revision 02 adds 2 new fabs and a new sheet listing the leading edge/main node for each fab at year end. BUY NOW!

 

May 25, 2020 - New Article - Effect of Design on Transistor Density - how design decisions effect transistor density and why you can't compare transistor density on products to draw conclusions about processes. This article was published on SemiWiki.

 

May 19, 2020 - New Article - Cost Analysis of the Proposed TSMC US Fab - an analysis of the capital and wafer costs for TSMC's porposed US fab. This article was published on SemiWiki.

 

May 15, 2020 - New Release - Assembly and Test Cost and Price Model - 2020- revision 01 The Assembly and Test Cost and Price Model - 2020 - revision 01 is now out with improved calculations and a rebuilt material usage summary. 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!

 

May 7, 2020 - New Release - IC Cost and Price Model - 2020 - revision 02 is now available with updated data. 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!

 

May 5, 2020 - New Release - Strategic Cost and Price Model - 2020- revision 02 is now available with data updates and other improvements. 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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