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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.

 

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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!

 

April 29, 2020 - New Article - Can TSMC Maintain Their Process Technology Lead - a comparison of Intel, Samsung and TSMC out to 3nm. This article was published on SemiWiki.

 

April 28, 2020 - New Release - Strategic Cost and Price Model - 2020- revision 01 is now available with data updates, new features and other 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!

 

April 20, 2020 - New Article - SPIE 2020 - ASML EUV and Inspection Update - a summary of the papers presented by ASML at the SPIE Advanced Lithography Conference. This article was published on SemiWiki.

 

April 17, 2020 - New Release - Discrete and Power Products Cost and Prices Model - 2020 - revision 00 is now available with with 3 new processes and updated data and new features. 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!

 

March 30, 2020 - New Release - 300mm Watch - 2020 - revision 01 is now available - the worlds most detailed database of current and planned 300mm Fabs. Includes 216 detailed fab profiles as well as summary analysis by linewidth, product, company and country. Includes twelve months of updates. The 2020 - revision 01 adds 3 new fabs and a new sheet listing the leading edge/main node for each fab at year end. BUY NOW!

 

March 13, 2020 - New Article - SPIE 2020 – Applied Materials Material-Enabled Patterning - a write up of new patterning techniques announced by Applied Materials at the SPIE Advanced Lithography Conference. This article was published on SemiWiki.

 

March 4, 2010 - New Article - LithoVision - Economics in the 3D Era - LithoVision was canceled this year but I had already finished my presentation, this is a write up of the presentation I had planned to give. This article was published on SemiWiki.

 

March 3, 2020 - New Release - IC Cost and Price Model - 2020 - revision 01 is now available with one new process, the model now includes 674 predefined processes. 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!

 

March 2, 2020 - New Release - Assembly and Test Cost and Price Model - 2020- revision 00 The Assembly and Test Cost and Price Model - 2020 - revision 00 is now out with updated data for 2020. 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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Cost Model Support Policy- updated 4/30/2020

 

Applications Note - Automotive Cost Modeling

 

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