MEMS Foundry Customer Engagement Flow

Customer
1. Contact Sony MEMS Foundry
Request for information
Sony MEMS Foundry 

Sony Semiconductor
2. Review customer information and requirements

Customer
3. Initial non-NDA meeting
Company overview, technical requirements, timeline, general Q&A
Meeting (Non-NDA)

Sony Semiconductor
4. Review requirements/due diligence/NDA decision

NDA

Meeting (NDA)

Customer
5. Provide information
Schedule requirements
Volume requirements
Target price
Process information
Process specification

Sony Semiconductor
6. Provide quotation
Development & MP schedule
Development NRE
MP price quotation

JDA

Development

Sony Semiconductor
7. Deliverables
Process set-up
Process optimization
Prototype sample (TS)
Process freeze
Engineering sample (ES)

Customer
8. Evaluation/process optimization
Design optimization
Design freeze
Characteristics evaluation
Reliability evaluation
Other

WSSA

Mass Production

Typical Timeline
1. 2. 3. 4. 2Weeks
5. 6. 1Month
7. 8. 1Year

JDA: Joint Development Agreement
WSSA: Wafer Supply & Services Agreement