Sub-Minimum-Area MPW Sharing

Is Your Multi-Project Wafer Project Smaller Than the Fab Minimum Area?

Share the minimum area with other MPW customers to save mask costs

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 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.

Multi-Project Wafer Minimum Tile Sharing Opportunities for TSMC Technologies

Technology Metal Stack I/O Price/mm2 Minimum
Ship Date
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

List your own MPW shuttle sharing opportunity