Multi Project Wafer

The CEDEC Multi-Project-Wafer (MPW) coordination with Silterra program is intentionally introduced whereby the participants from the local institutions will benefit an affordable fabrication cost for the design utilizing 0.18um, 0.13um or 0.11um Silterra CMOS technology (for Malaysian university ONLY). Multiple projects will be placed in a single wafer where the whole mask cost is shared together.

MPW new structure begin in late 2010 in which shows the close cooperation between CEDEC and Silterra. Initially Silterra is responsible for receiving each GDSII file that is sent by the universities in Malaysia for the fabrication, but in forming the new structure, CEDEC works with Silterra to expedite the process for the chip designed by the university.


CEDEC has partnered with Silterra in Malaysia to allow the later process technologies be made available for low-cost prototyping to universities through a multi-project-wafer (MPW). At present the following MPW technologies are available from Silterra :


Tape-out Schedule

Technology 4Q16 1Q17 2Q17 3Q17 4Q17
C18 / C16 / C15
Oct 11 | Dec13 Feb 14 Apr 11 | Jun 13 Aug 14 Oct 10 | Dec 12
C13 / C11 Dec 22   25 Apr Aug 29  Dec 26

Note : Please submit the database 14 DAYS  before the shuttle closing date


CEDEC will permit customer to participate in Multi-Project Wafer (silicon Verification) programme where fabrication of chip designed by customer will be carried out at Silterra Malaysia Sdn Bhd on a special rate basis.
(*) Each for 20 bare dices with 2mm x 2mm

Please send to us the following documents:

  1. Application form [download here]
  2. GDSII file
  3. DRC and LVS report files



By Purchase Order (PO) from university treasurer party / bursarydepartment of your university

1. Release PO under the name of Bendahari USM  after CEDEC sent a quotation.

2. Send original copy of the PO to:

Collaborative Micro-electronic Design Excellence Centre (CEDEC)
Level 1, Block C 
No. 10,
Persiaran Bukit Jambul,
11900 Bayan Lepas,
Pulau Pinang.

Attention: MPW Administration

3. Please proceed for payment after received the invoice from CEDEC.


For further assistance, please email to :

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