Multi-Project Wafer Services

Custom IC Prototyping and IP Verification on Multiple Technologies

Why Multi-Project Wafers?

MPWs reduce prototype cost by up to 90 percent versus a full production mask by grouping multiple IC designs on one mask set. The mask costs are shared by multiple program participants and are a good choice in a variety of scenarios:

  • Product prototyping
  • Verification of IP, standard-cell libraries and I/Os
  • Device characterization
  • Low-volume requirements
  • Research or early development projects looking for proof of concept
  • IP supplier experimentation with new circuitry or verification of working silicon

Online Technology Choices

eSilicon’s MPW services are available online in the following technologies in multiple flavors from TSMC, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, UMC, SMIC, Altis, CSMC and TSI. For more options, please contact us at star@esilicon.com.
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eSilicon MPW Technology Choices

Technology Altis CSMC GLOBALFOUNDRIES SMIC TSI TSMC UMC
14nm
16nm
28nm
40nm
45nm
55nm
65nm
85nm
90nm
110nm
130nm
135nm
150nm
152nm
180nm
220nm
250nm
350nm
500nmFE350nmBE
500nm
600nm
800nm

MPW Packaging Services

The following packaging services are available online. Please contact us regarding custom IC packaging or standard packages not listed here.

  • Wirebond Leadframe
    • QFN 4mm x 4mm – 12mm x 12mm
    • QFP 10mm x 10mm – 14mm x 14mm
  • Wirebond BGA
    • TFBGA 4mm x 4mm – 18mm x 18mm
    • PBGA 17mm x 17mm – 35mm x 35mm
  • Flip Chip BGA
    • FCBGA 12mm x 12mm – 35mm x 35mm

Foundry Engineering Support

Once an MPW order is in process, eSilicon’s foundry engineering team provides a number of services to ensure quality in production, including:

  • Validate database integrity
  • Validate CAD content
  • Validate process options and attributes
  • Submit tooling request after thorough data collection and checking
  • Address mismatches between the database and plan of record
  • Address database and mask shop issues during data conversion and mask making
  • Assess DRC violations

Streamline Your MPW Production Process

Like the rest of the eSilicon STAR Tool Suite, MPW Explorer is available at no charge or obligation.

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