With the cost of mask sets going up with every node, even a multi-project wafer (MPW) can break your NRE budget, particularly if you plan to run multiple test spins. At 28nm, a 6mm2 area tile can cost over $100,000.
One solution is to share the minimum tile area with someone else who is using the same technology and metal stack that you are targeting. We periodically get these kinds of requests from customers. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like us to list your own MPW shuttle sharing opportunity, or if you would like us to contact you when future MPW tile sharing opportunities are available.
Following are upcoming opportunities to share a multi-project wafer (MPW) tapeout with another eSilicon customer. If you are interested, click on the technology link to email us.
|March||65nm MS RF GP||1P9M_6x1z1u||2.5V||$4,700||1mm2||February 27||March 6||May 12|
|April||40nm MS RF GP||1P10M_7x1z1u||1.8V||$7,500||1mm2||April 3||April 10||June 27|
|65nm MS RF GP||1P9M_6x1z1u||2.5V||$4,700||1mm2||April 10||April 17||June 23|
|May||65nm MS RF LP||1P9M_6x1z1u||2.5V||$4,700||1mm2||May 1||May 8||July 14|
|180nm MS RF G||1P6M_4x1n||3.3V||$1,000||5mm2||May 14||May 21||July 4|