MOSIS is scheduling multi-project wafer (MPW) runs based on the 8WL process in August and December this year. The organisation's MPW service means that users only pay proportionally for the actual area of masks and wafers that their designs occupy. The service is ideal for prototyping and for producing up to 1000 samples for either in-house or early customer evaluation.
The 8WL BiCMOS SiGe process supports metal-insulator-metal (MiM) capacitors and a thick-copper metal layer (the OL layer) can be used to make inductors. Supply voltages are 1.2 V for the core and 2.5/3.3 V for I/O.
Depending on the silicon area occupied by the device, the MPW service can be accessed from less than 10% of the price of a dedicated run, for a typical sample quantity of 40 chips. The final cost depends upon the nature of the design. MOSIS also offers packaging and test services.
MOSIS is a low-cost prototyping and small-volume production service for VLSI circuit development. Since 1981, MOSIS has fabricated more than 50,000 circuit designs for commercial firms, government agencies, and research and educational institutions around the world. MOSIS provides designers with a single interface to the constantly changing technologies of the semiconductor industry. Mask generation, wafer fabrication, and device packaging are contracted to leading industry vendors. For more information about MOSIS, please visit www.mosis.com.
Wes Hansford, Director
MOSIS Integrated Circuit Fabrication Service
Tel: +1 (310) 448-9199
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 470000