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2013 Strategic Cost Model - Equipment Edition

IC Knowledge, Date of Publication: Apr 26, 2013




The 2013 Strategic Cost Model - equipment edition revision 1300 is now available with new lower pricing. The model is also now available as a single user license as well as an enterprise license. The 2013 model implements the 2012 ITRS, adds a cost per step page and adds predefined company based processes as well as ITRS based generic processes and more.

The IC Knowledge - Strategic Cost Model - equipment edition takes the 2012 ITRS and translates it into detailed projections of wafer cost and equipment requirements. For the first time the industry can look forward at the cost and requirement for the technologies outlined in the ITRS as well as projecting detailed equipment requirements. This model projects wafer costs only and does not cover packaging or test.

wafer cost breakout

Example of wafer cost breakout

equipment breakout
Example of equipment cost summary (the model includes more detailed breakouts)

Supported processes

The Model supports ASIC, DRAM, FeRAM, MPU, MRAM, NAND-2D, NAND-3D, NOR-CT, NOR-FG, PCRAM, RF, RRAM-2D and RRAM-3D at all half-pitches covered in the 2011 ITRS.

Supported wafer sizes

300mm and 450mm.

Supported cost elements

Wafer cost only..

Who should buy this product

The IC Knowledge - Strategic Cost Model - equipment edition is in use at many large IDMs, Consortia and OEMS forward projecting markets and costs as the industry implements the ITRS and 450mm,.

Recent revisions

Revision 1300 - expanded the capacity dropdown options. Added IBM/common platform to the node guidance sheet. Reordered and renamed the worksheets to improve usability. Added a cost per step sheet. Put in 3% price decline for materials beginning in 2013. Adjusted the locking on the Lithography Calculations sheet to allow the graphs to be copied. Added HCDS, LTO 350 and SAM 23 materials (visible in materials version only). Added the ability to designate different low-k materials for critical, mid and non-critical metal layers (materials version only). Updated direct and indirect labor rates and electric and natural gas rates. Updated to 2012 ITRS. Added drop down of pre-defined processes to the 'Main Selection' worksheet (this replaces the company template sheet).

System Requirements

The Model runs inside of Microsoft Excel and requires the user to have Excel 2007 or higher installed on their computer. The model does not run in any other "Excel compatible" programs.

Model Cost and How to Buy

A single user license allows one user on one computer and is $3,500, an enterprise license allowing an unlimited number of users at a company is $7,000.  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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Apr 26, 2013
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