ams' Multi Project Wafer (MPW) service, also known as shuttle runs, is a fast and cost-efficient prototyping service, which combines several designs from different customers onto a single wafer.
ams’ best in class MPW service offers significant cost advantages for foundry customers as the costs for wafers and masks are shared among a number of different shuttle participants. It includes the whole range of 0.18µm and 0.35µm specialty processes:
- CMOS Mixed Signal
- CMOS Mixed Signal with embedded EEPROM
- CMOS High Voltage (up to 120 Volts)
- CMOS High Voltage with embedded EEPROM
- CMOS Opto
The complete MPW schedule including detailed start dates per process is available
Participating the ams MPW service includes the delivery of 40 prototypes for design verification. Packaged engineering samples are offered within 2 days (ceramic) and 3 weeks (plastics) cycle time, respectively. The total turnaround time from MPW deadline to delivery is app. 8 weeks (CMOS).
Overall, ams offers almost 150 MPW start dates in 2016 and 2017, enabled by long lasting co-operations with partner organizations such as CMP, Europractice, Fraunhofer IIS and Mosis. Customers located in APAC region may also participate via our local MPW program partners Toppan Technical Design Center Co., Ltd (TDC) and MEDs Technologies.