Cost Modeling

IPSR is developing technology-based models for the cost, energy and environmental implications of various component and architecture alternatives for the two product emulators under consideration.  These process-based cost models will enable the modeling team to characterize how technologies will perform as photonics are integrated further into electronic systems. These tools will also serve to answer economic and energy use questions surrounding system architecture - enabling reliability and redundancy – and will help guide engineering decisions to select options in design and manufacturing.  
The models will be constructed using actual cost data from participating companies.  The data will be accurate for application and anonymized to protect sensitive source value points. 
Randolph Kirchain and Elsa Olivetti of MIT are leading the development of these cost models.