Multi Project Technologies (MPT) are giving an extended group of customers access to specific standardized process steps that can be therefore made available for the customers own projects. This implies a high Technology Readiness Level of at least TRL ≥ 7.
High cost reduction potential
Due to the versatile application possibilites of these technologies, a cost reduction for the end customer is very common, as production start-up costs can be reduced significantly through the use of MPTs.
Further financial advantage through multi-project wafers (MPW)
Multi-project wafers (also multi-purpose wafers) can create a further financial advantage. Usually the costs for lithography mask sets are very high; though they can be shared through MPWs. In this case, the interested customers own design can be placed on the reticle. This leads to a cost reduction of up to 90 % compared to an own development process without a partner.
MPW Runs are especially beneficial in the following scenarios:
- Product Prototyping,
- IP verification, design libraries,
- Device characterization,
- Low volume manufacturing,
- "Proof of concept" for research and development projects,
- Experiments with new circuits/ First Silicon verification.
In addition, this service helps you to get to market faster ("Time to Market").