ICDC offers a low-cost solution for ASIC (application specific integrated circuit) prototyping through the use of an internal MPW service. This service run allows users to access expensive Waferfab technology at a fraction of the normal cost. We do this by spreading the cost of silicon wafers and wafer tooling over many different users when we consolidate individual customer designs for manufacture on the same wafer.

The service is ideal for customers who wish to prototype a new design or an innovative idea without incurring the prohibitive cost of a fully customised engineering run.

Furthermore, these MPW runs are scheduled to coincide with ICDC’s extensive product development program.