Prototyping Support

X-FAB offers two prototyping options for all supported technologies:

Multi Project Wafer (MPW) Service

  • Shared silicon technology for the parallel processing of several devices on one wafer
  • Delivery of dies or ceramic samples

Benefits:

  • Development charges significantly reduced



Disadvantages:

  • Fixed start dates and lead times
  • Only a small number of untested samples available
  • No volume production with these masks

Multi Level Mask (MLM) Service

  • 4 mask levels drawn on the same reticle
  • Mask costs reduced down to 1/4 for all technology nodes

Benefits:

  • Flexible tape-in dates
  • Available for all X-FAB CMOS/BiCMOS and SOI technologies
  • Start-stop options and design revisions possible

Disadvantages:

  • No volume production with these masks