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IC Cost and Price Model


The IC Cost and Price Model - 2020 - revision 03 is now available with eight new processes and other updates. BUY NOW!


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The IC Knowledge - IC Cost and Price Model is the industry standard for cost and price modeling of low power silicon integrated circuits. For high power silicon integrated circuits, discrete devices and compound semiconductors we recommend our Discrete and Power Products Cost and Price Model. The IC Cost and Price model does not cover 3D NAND and only covers DRAM up to the 2x generation, for 3D NAND or 2y and beyond DRAM we recommend our Strategic Cost and Price Model.


The IC Model is very easy to use, the user only has to make eight selections or entry's and there is help for many of them. The model then presents a detailed analysis of cost and pricing and offers over seventy options for customization. Cost includes wafer fabrication, wafer test, packaging and final test.



Example of product cost summaryIC Cost Model output summary


Supported processes

The Model supports over 660 processes broken out by company and process node and looking forward one process nodes. See the links in the gray bar at the right for the specific list of processes.


Supported wafer sizes

100mm, 125mm, 150mm, 200mm and 300mm.


Supported cost elements

Wafer cost, wafer test, packaging and final test.


Who should buy this product

The IC Knowledge - IC Cost and Price Model is widely used by IDMs, Fabless companies, Analysts, Consultants, Electronics Systems and Automotive 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, Fabless and Electronics Systems companies. For OEMs and Materials companies we recommend our Strategic Cost Model.


Current revision updates:

  • Overall Model - Added Hua Hong as a foundry.
  • Yield - NA
  • Depreciation - NA
  • Equipment - Updated EUV throughputs and electric use.
  • Processes – Added TSMC 5nm processes. Added Hua Hong 120nm, Macronix 110nm, Winbond 90nm and XMC 90nm and 65nm NOR processes.
  • Facilities - Fixed an error in the insurance cost calculation.
  • Materials - NA
  • Labor - NA
  • Lookups – NA
  • Packaging - Fixed an error where solder bumping costs were missing from wafer level backgrind + solder bump. Added wafer saw to all wafer level processes.
  • Test - NA

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 $2,400. An enterprise license allowing an unlimited number of users at a company is $8,160. 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


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


Supported Processes - updated 7/21/2020


Supported Product Types -

updated 7/21/2020


Supported Packages - updated 7/21/2020


Cost Modeling as a Decision Making Tool




Cost Model Support Policy - updated 04/30/2020


Manual - updated on 4/29/2019


Cost, Price and Volume applications note - added 05/21/2020


Determining Settings To Use - added 07/06/2020


Automotive Cost Modeling


Adding Processes to Our Models


Add process request form - this form is for customers to use to request us to add new processes to the model - updated June 23, 2020.


Using the IC Cost and Price Model to Estimate Foundry Wafer Cost and Price