Category Archives: Wafer and Foundries

Physics, Not Economics, will end Moore’s Law

March 16, 2015, anysilicon


Bob Colwell, Director of the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), recently made a compelling statement about the end of Moore’s Law: “When Moore’s Law ends, it will be economics that stops it, not physics. Follow the money.”
If we move beyond Moore’s

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ASIC Price Calculator

January 08, 2015, anysilicon

mlm wafer calculator

The ultimate ASIC calculator is available live on AnySilicon’s  website. Together with our Die Per Wafer calculator this ASIC price calculator provides a very accurate final price for ASICs. Please note, we did not include shipping cost therefore you may want to add this to the total prices.
As always,

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Die Per Wafer Calculator

January 06, 2015, anysilicon

mlm wafer calculator

Die Per Wafer (DPW) online calculator is free and available live on AnySilicon website. The die per wafer calculator is simple to use and very accurate, however the results are estimates.
Now when you have the number of dies per wafer, you may want to consider:

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Moore’s Law Will Not Come To An End Anytime Soon

December 16, 2014, anysilicon


Gordon Moore said‚ on the 40th anniversary of his law that “Moore’s law is really about economics.” What did he really mean by that? In 1965 when Gordon Moore put forth Moore’s law based on his observation, those years were Golden years of Free Market Capitalism in America. The entire decade

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The Macroeconimics of 450mm Wafers

November 16, 2014, anysilicon

stacked wafers

SEMICON West 2014 in San Francisco was a great place to meet bloggers in the semiconductor industry to get updated on the status of 450mm diameter silicon wafers. On one side, there is a good news about the unprecedented level of collaboration taking place between the design and construction professionals

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Foundry Ranking by Capacity 2013-2014

January 21, 2014, anysilicon


Each year, top foundries are ranked by their sales, and you probably don’t need the table below to know who’s first.
But what if we look at the top foundries from the capacity angle? Each of the top foundries holds several production lines that address different technology nodes and wafer

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