Silicon Cost Calculator

CalculatorThis calculator gives a rough estimate of the manufacturing cost of unpackaged semiconductor chips. Wafer prices aren’t something that is generally available, but doing an internet search of “wafer price trends” should give you a rough idea. Of course, just like with software there isn’t necessarily a strong correlation between manufacturing cost and selling price.

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  1. This has got my imagination swirling. But I’m just curious: is there typically a minimum qty? I ask because these costs are less than I would have guessed, and am now curious about the costs of a small run of chips.

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