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IC Cost and Price Model


The IC Cost and Price Model - 2021 - revision 00 is now available with ten new process including Samsung 5nm and data updates for 2021. 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 - Eliminated the 'Multiple Die Calculator' sheet functionality from the model. Updated the wafer foundry margin calculation and resulting price. Rebuilt the entire wafer cost engine to be easier to calibrate to the Strategic Cost and Price Model for very advanced processes and improved the accuracy for very advanced processes.
  • Yield - NA
  • Depreciation - NA
  • Equipment - Updated 300mm OEE values. Updated 5nm EUV exposure system price. Updated selected throughputs.
  • Processes – Took out "Default" on the 'Process Adders' sheet and changed to "Yes" or "No" or a numerical value starting with zero to make it more clear whether something is being changed or not. Added TSMC 6nm and Samsung 5nm processes and updated TSMC 5nm process.
  • Facilities - Fixed an error with the insurance cost calculation. Updated electric and natural gas rates.
  • Materials - Fixed an error in the bulk gas calculation. Updated starting wafer prices. Updated reticle prices. Fixed an issue where EUV reticle costs weren't correctly calculating. Updated the materials versus year calculation to be more accurate.
  • Labor - Updated direct labor rates.
  • Lookups – Added process use data for Flex Logic
  • Packaging - NA 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 and support per our support policy. Renewal costs at the end of twelve months are discounted 1/3 off the current prices.


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Cost Model Product Line Summary and Comparison - updated 1/31/2021


Supported Processes - updated 1/18/2021


Supported Product Types -

updated 1/18/2021


Supported Packages - updated 1/18/2021


Cost Modeling as a Decision Making Tool




Support Policy - the support policy, support request form and add process request form are all available here.


Support materials such as the training video, manual and applications notes are available in the registered users training directory.