You can reduce manufacturing costs by fabricating prototypes via General Multi-Project-Wafer (MPW) runs or going for a mini@sic solution for particularly small designs. Standard & Advanced Packaging and System Integration services are also available to our customers. For selected technologies, EUROPRACTICE partners offer a route to Volume Production, including test and characterization services.
High costs of a prototype run can be shared among different customers by combining their designs into one mask set.
This technique, known as Multi-Project Wafer, reduces the cost of a full prototyping wafer run to 10% or even 5% of the initial price.
A minimum block size on General MPW runs is often larger than most designs created for educational purposes. Therefore, EUROPRACTICE has introduced the concept of mini@sic: Several times per year, a foundry standard MPW block is bought and resold in smaller and cheaper sub-blocks or mini@sics.
This solution allows to further lower prototype fabrication costs compared to General MPW runs.
Mini@sic options are available for the following technologies:
Selected MPW runs from 130nm down to 22nm nodes
All MPW runs
All MPW runs for CO35
Selected MPW runs for 0.18µm, 65nm, 40nm and 28nm
Selected MPW runs for UMC L180, L130 and L65
Selected MPW runs for XH018 and XT018