“The GSA Supply Chain Performance Working Group has worked to continue to improve the data set for the Wafer & Back-End Pricing Survey/Report. The report and query capability has shown to be a very useful benchmark data set for pricing trends and estimated costs. The data can help companies calibrate on their relative costs vs market trends.” – Dan Wark, VP of Operations, Amalfi Semiconductor & GSA Supply Chain Performance Working Group Chairman“Getting a current feel for what our peers are doing with regards to their logistics and fulfillment processes allows the fabless and outsource manufacturing community to stay current with Best Practices and keep our expectations of our vendors’ services as up to date as possible.” – Mark Ashton, Director of Operations, PMC-Sierra, Inc.
“As a purchaser of wafer foundry and IC assembly services for a fabless company, securing and evaluating fresh market price data is extremely important. GSA’s Wafer & Back-End Pricing Report is one of the best reports out there, and when it comes to market price granularity and the ability to do specific price queries, it is the best. And any fabless or IDM company can receive this report at no cost by just completing a brief survey once every three months. Good job GSA!” – Roger DeAmicis, Long-Time Member of GSA’s Supply Chain Performance Working Group and Participant in theWafer & Back-End Pricing Survey
“We have found the GSA Wafer & Back-End Pricing Survey/Report to be a very useful, available, current, comprehensive, unbiased, anonymous and referable industry benchmark database. As such, we frequently use it in completing risk management, asset evaluation and due diligence assignments for many of our semiconductor-related clients around the world. I encourage all of my semiconductor clients to participate in the survey and make full use of the report.” – C.E. PAUSA, Director Emeritus, Center for Innovation and Technology, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
NOTE: Companies participating in the Wafer Fabrication & Back-End Pricing Survey will receive a complimentary copy of the reports below. If you are a fabless company or an IDM that is purchasing wafers directly from an established foundry relationship, outsourcing assembly services and is interested in participating, complete the form here.
Wafer Fabrication Pricing Report
The Wafer Fabrication Pricing Report is designed to gauge the average prices paid per wafer and mask set for fabless semiconductor companies, as well as integrated device manufacturers (IDMs). The data is collected confidentially and tabulated in aggregate by an audit firm using a weighted industry average approach.
The Wafer Fabrication Pricing Report includes a written analysis of the survey results, a downloadable MS Access database of all aggregated results, and interactive online results showing rolling average wafer prices and average mask set prices for four consecutive quarters by:
- Process Geometry
- Wafer Size
- Company Type
- Foundry Location
- Metal Layers
- Poly Layers
- Mask Layers
- Development Stage
- Volume of Wafers Purchased
- Other Services Included in Price
- Pricing by Leading Revenue-Producing Fabless Companies
Wafer Pricing & Mask Cost Trends Article (Feb 2010)
Back-End Pricing Report
The Back-End Pricing Report is available as a stand-alone report or as a section to the Wafer Fabrication Pricing Report. The Back-End Pricing Report shows how much fabless companies and IDMs are paying for outsourced assembly services. The data is collected confidentially and tabulated in aggregate by an audit firm.
The Back-End Pricing Report includes a written analysis of the survey results, a downloadable MS Access database of all aggregated results, and interactive online results showing rolling average assembly prices for four consecutive quarters by:
- Company Type
- Manufacturing Location
- Package Family
- Units Per Week
- Drop-In Heat Spreader Used
- Wire-to-Package Ball Ratio
- Substrate Cost
- Substrate Technology
- Substrate Layers
- Wafer Size (for WLP only)
The interactive reports are available to subscribers online, allowing users to easily and quickly find the exact pricing information they need.