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'''The rates below are valid beginning October 2018 and are subject to change.'''
'''The rates below are valid beginning October 2019 and are subject to change.'''


NOTE:
* Charges are incurred on a pay-as-you-go basis.
* Charges are incurred on a pay-as-you-go basis.
* Rates for JPL, Non-Caltech Academic, Government, and Corporate KNI lab members are inclusive of FY19 Caltech F&A fees ("overhead" or indirect costs).
* Rates for JPL, Non-Caltech Academic, Government, and Corporate KNI lab members will be subject to Caltech's F&A (indirect/"overhead") costs. The F&A rate for fiscal year 2020 will be displayed here when available. The Caltech F&A rate for FY2019 was 64.5%
* Individual Tools listed below are charged by the hour or portion thereof.
* Individual Tools listed below are charged by the hour or portion thereof.
* Precious Metal Usage (e.g. Au, Pt, etc.) is billed by the gram or portion thereof. Market prices are passed on to users and do not include Caltech F&A fees.
* Precious Metal Usage (e.g. Au, Pt, etc.) is billed by the gram or portion thereof. Market prices are passed on to users and do not include Caltech F&A fees.
* Lab Members who use the '''TF-30 STEM only''' are exempt from the Monthly Base Fee.
* Lab Members who use the '''TF-30 STEM only''' are exempt from the Monthly Base Fee.


== Equipment Rates ==
== Caltech Academic Equipment Rates ==
{| class="wikitable" style="width: 75%;"
[[File:Kni-lab-fy20-soft-cap-rates-hourly-tools-01.png|700px]]
|-
!scope="col" style="text-align:left; width: 31%"| Name
!scope="col" style="text-align:left; width: 18%"| Category
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; width: 16%"| Caltech Rate
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; width: 19%"| JPL/Non-Caltech Acad/Govt Rate
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; width: 16%" | Corporate Rate**
{{UsageRateTableItem|
|EquipmentName = [[EBPG 5000+: 100 kV Electron Beam Lithography | EBPG 5000+]]
|EquipmentCategory = Lithography
|CaltechRate = 62.00
|JPLNonCaltechAcadGovtRate = 101.99
|CorporateRate = 152.99
}}
{{UsageRateTableItem|
|EquipmentName = [[EBPG 5200: 100 kV Electron Beam Lithography | EBPG 5200]]
|EquipmentCategory = Lithography
|CaltechRate = 62.00
|JPLNonCaltechAcadGovtRate = 101.99
|CorporateRate = 152.99
}}
{{UsageRateTableItem|
|EquipmentName = [[Contact Mask Aligners: MA6 & MA6/BA6 | Contact Mask Aligners]]
|EquipmentCategory = Lithography
|CaltechRate = 36.00
|JPLNonCaltechAcadGovtRate = 59.22
|CorporateRate = 88.83
}}
{{UsageRateTableItem|
|EquipmentName = [[DWL-66: Direct-Write Laser System | Direct-Write Laser System (DWL-66)]]
|EquipmentCategory = Lithography
|CaltechRate = 47.00
|JPLNonCaltechAcadGovtRate = 77.32
|CorporateRate = 115.97
}}
{{UsageRateTableItem|
|EquipmentName = [[Nanoscribe PPGT: Microscale 3D Printer | Nanoscribe (Microscale 3D Printer)]]
|EquipmentCategory = Lithography
|CaltechRate = 8.00
|JPLNonCaltechAcadGovtRate = 13.16
|CorporateRate = 19.74
}}
{{UsageRateTableItem|
|EquipmentName = [[CHA: Electron Beam Evaporator | Evaporator: Metals & Oxides (CHA)]]
|EquipmentCategory = Deposition
|CaltechRate = 24.00
|JPLNonCaltechAcadGovtRate = 39.48
|CorporateRate = 59.22
}}
{{UsageRateTableItem|
|EquipmentName =  [[Labline: Electron Beam Evaporator | Evaporator: Al, Au, Pt & Ti (Labline)]]
|EquipmentCategory = Deposition
|CaltechRate = 24.00
|JPLNonCaltechAcadGovtRate = 39.48
|CorporateRate = 59.22
}}
{{UsageRateTableItem|
|EquipmentName = [[ATC Orion 8: Chalcogenide Sputter System | Sputter: Chalcogenide Material]]
|EquipmentCategory = Deposition
|CaltechRate = 70.00
|JPLNonCaltechAcadGovtRate = 115.15
|CorporateRate = 172.73
}}
{{UsageRateTableItem|
|EquipmentName = [[ATC Orion 8: Dielectric Sputter System | Sputter: Dielectric Material]]
|EquipmentCategory = Deposition
|CaltechRate = 37.00
|JPLNonCaltechAcadGovtRate = 60.87
|CorporateRate = 91.30
}}
{{UsageRateTableItem|
|EquipmentName = [[FlexAL II: Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) | Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD)]]
|EquipmentCategory = Deposition
|CaltechRate = 67.00
|JPLNonCaltechAcadGovtRate = 110.22
|CorporateRate = 165.32
}}
{{UsageRateTableItem|
|EquipmentName = [[Plasma-Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (PECVD) | PECVD]]
|EquipmentCategory = Deposition
|CaltechRate = 67.00
|JPLNonCaltechAcadGovtRate = 110.22
|CorporateRate = 165.32
}}
{{UsageRateTableItem|
|EquipmentName = [[DRIE: Bosch & Cryo ICP-RIE for Silicon | Silicon Etcher (DRIE)]]
|EquipmentCategory = Etching
|CaltechRate = 50.00
|JPLNonCaltechAcadGovtRate = 82.25
|CorporateRate = 123.38
}}
{{UsageRateTableItem|
|EquipmentName = [[ICP-RIE: III-V, Metal & Silicon Etcher| III-V, Metal & Silicon Etcher]]
|EquipmentCategory = Etching
|CaltechRate = 50.00
|JPLNonCaltechAcadGovtRate = 82.25
|CorporateRate = 123.38
}}
{{UsageRateTableItem|
|EquipmentName = [[Dual Chamber RIE: Silicon, III-V Material & Organics Etcher | Silicon, III-V & Organics Etcher]]
|EquipmentCategory = Etching
|CaltechRate = 50.00
|JPLNonCaltechAcadGovtRate = 82.25
|CorporateRate = 123.38
}}
{{UsageRateTableItem|
|EquipmentName = [[ICP-RIE: Dielectric Etcher | Dielectric Etcher]]
|EquipmentCategory = Etching
|CaltechRate = 50.00
|JPLNonCaltechAcadGovtRate = 82.25
|CorporateRate = 123.38
}}
{{UsageRateTableItem|
|EquipmentName = [[XeF2 Etcher for Silicon | XeF<sub>2</sub> Etcher for Silicon]]
|EquipmentCategory = Etching
|CaltechRate = 50.00
|JPLNonCaltechAcadGovtRate = 82.25
|CorporateRate = 123.38
}}
{{UsageRateTableItem|
|EquipmentName = [[ORION NanoFab: Helium, Neon & Gallium FIB | ORION NanoFab He/Ne/Ga-FIB]]
|EquipmentCategory = Microscopy, Lithography
|CaltechRate = 65.00
|JPLNonCaltechAcadGovtRate = 106.93
|CorporateRate = 160.39
}}
{{UsageRateTableItem|
|EquipmentName = [[Nova 600 NanoLab: SEM, Ga-FIB, GIS & Omniprobe | Nova 600 SEM/Ga-FIB]]
|EquipmentCategory = Microscopy
|CaltechRate = 65.00
|JPLNonCaltechAcadGovtRate = 106.93
|CorporateRate = 160.39
}}
{{UsageRateTableItem|
|EquipmentName = [[Nova 200 NanoLab: SEM, EDS & WDS | Nova 200 SEM/EDS/WDS]]
|EquipmentCategory = Microscopy
|CaltechRate = 65.00
|JPLNonCaltechAcadGovtRate = 106.93
|CorporateRate = 160.39
}}
{{UsageRateTableItem|
|EquipmentName = [[Sirion: SEM & EDS | Sirion SEM/EDS]]
|EquipmentCategory = Microscopy
|CaltechRate = 39.00
|JPLNonCaltechAcadGovtRate = 64.16
|CorporateRate = 96.23
}}
{{UsageRateTableItem|
|EquipmentName = [[Quanta 200F: SEM, ESEM, Lithography & Probe Station | Quanta SEM/NPGS]]
|EquipmentCategory = Microscopy, Lithography
|CaltechRate = 39.00
|JPLNonCaltechAcadGovtRate = 64.16
|CorporateRate = 96.23
}}
{{UsageRateTableItem|
|EquipmentName = [[Tecnai TF-30: 300 kV TEM, STEM, EDS & HAADF | Tecnai TF-30 TEM/STEM]]
|EquipmentCategory = Microscopy
|CaltechRate = 97.00
|JPLNonCaltechAcadGovtRate = 159.57
|CorporateRate = 239.35
}}
{{UsageRateTableItem|
|EquipmentName = [[Dimension Icon: Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) | Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)]]
|EquipmentCategory = Microscopy
|CaltechRate = 41.00
|JPLNonCaltechAcadGovtRate = 67.45
|CorporateRate = 101.17
}}
{{UsageRateTableItem|
|EquipmentName = [[Critical Point Dryer]]
|EquipmentCategory = Support Tools
|CaltechRate = 54.00
|JPLNonCaltechAcadGovtRate = 88.83
|CorporateRate = 133.25
}}
{{UsageRateTableItem|
|EquipmentName = [[Tube Furnaces for Wet & Dry Processing | Tube Furnaces]]
|EquipmentCategory = Support Tools
|CaltechRate = 5.00
|JPLNonCaltechAcadGovtRate = 8.23
|CorporateRate = 12.34
}}
{{UsageRateTableItem|
|EquipmentName = Monthly Base Rate*
|EquipmentCategory = General Equipment*
|CaltechRate = 655.00*
|JPLNonCaltechAcadGovtRate = 1,077.48*
|CorporateRate = 1,616.21*
}}
|}


==*Monthly Base Rate==
KNI Monthly Base fee: $667.14 (soft-cap does not apply; see below for details)
The Monthly Base Rate is a flat fee charged per user, per month. It includes the use of:


Chemical Wet Benches, Tecnai TF-20 TEM, GCA 6300 Wafer Stepper, Scriber-Breaker, Spectroscopic Ellipsometer, Carbon Evaporator, O<sub>2</sub>/Ar Plasma Cleaner, Parylene Coater, Wafer Bonder, Wire Bonder, Electrical Probe Station, Rapid Thermal Processor, Profilometer, additional optical microscopes, related metrology, miscellaneous support tools and general supplies (e.g. gowning, chemicals, equipment reservation software, etc).
TF-30 STEM in Keck Building: $126.03/hour (soft-cap does not apply)


==**Corporate Memberships==
== Example of Soft-Cap Rate in Use ==
By October 17th, KNI lab members collectively hit the Tier 1 threshold by accruing 292 hours on the EBPG 5000+ and 5200, combined.  Hours logged on either system after that point are billed at $33.54/hour. On October 24th, lab members collectively hit the Tier 2 threshold by accruing 354 hours on the tools. From that point forward, time logged on both systems is billed at $13.77/hour, up until 11:59 pm on October 31. At the end of the month, KNI will sum the hours logged at each rate and determine the effective hourly rate for the EBPG Tool Group for October. If 400 hours were logged on the EBPG Tool Group in October, the effective hourly rate will be $56.09/hour, rather than the standard hourly EBPG rate of $67.07 (see formula, below). This effective hourly rate will be applied to every hour logged in the entire month.


For full information on the KNI's corporate membership plan, please send an email to [mailto:tkimoto@caltech.edu tkimoto@caltech.edu] with details regarding the number of people looking to join as KNI lab members, equipment needs, anticipated start date, and information about the company. Startup companies may qualify for limited-term reduced rates.
==Soft-Cap Formula==
[[File:kni-lab-soft-cap-formula-fy2020.jpg|400px]]
 
 
==Monthly Base Rate==
 
The Monthly Base Rate is a flat fee charged per lab member, per month. It includes the use of:
 
Carbon Evaporator, Critical Point Dryer*, Direct-write Laser (DWL-66)*, Electrical Probing Station, O2/Ar Plasma Cleaner, Parylene Coater, Profilometer, Rapid Thermal Processor, Scriber-Breaker, Spectroscopic Ellipsometer, Tecnai TF-20 TEM, Wafer Bonder, Wafer Stepper, Wire Bonder, chemical wet benches, fluorescence microscope, optical microscopes, related metrology, miscellaneous support tools, and general supplies (e.g. gowning, chemicals, equipment reservation software, etc.)
*New to monthly base rate
 
==Corporate Memberships==
 
For information on the KNI corporate lab membership plan, please send an email to [mailto:tkimoto@caltech.edu tkimoto@caltech.edu] with details regarding the number of people looking to join as KNI lab members, equipment needs, anticipated start date, and information about the company. Startup companies may qualify for limited-term reduced rates.

Revision as of 10:32, 27 September 2019

The rates below are valid beginning October 2019 and are subject to change.

  • Charges are incurred on a pay-as-you-go basis.
  • Rates for JPL, Non-Caltech Academic, Government, and Corporate KNI lab members will be subject to Caltech's F&A (indirect/"overhead") costs. The F&A rate for fiscal year 2020 will be displayed here when available. The Caltech F&A rate for FY2019 was 64.5%
  • Individual Tools listed below are charged by the hour or portion thereof.
  • Precious Metal Usage (e.g. Au, Pt, etc.) is billed by the gram or portion thereof. Market prices are passed on to users and do not include Caltech F&A fees.
  • Lab Members who use the TF-30 STEM only are exempt from the Monthly Base Fee.

Caltech Academic Equipment Rates

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KNI Monthly Base fee: $667.14 (soft-cap does not apply; see below for details)

TF-30 STEM in Keck Building: $126.03/hour (soft-cap does not apply)

Example of Soft-Cap Rate in Use

By October 17th, KNI lab members collectively hit the Tier 1 threshold by accruing 292 hours on the EBPG 5000+ and 5200, combined. Hours logged on either system after that point are billed at $33.54/hour. On October 24th, lab members collectively hit the Tier 2 threshold by accruing 354 hours on the tools. From that point forward, time logged on both systems is billed at $13.77/hour, up until 11:59 pm on October 31. At the end of the month, KNI will sum the hours logged at each rate and determine the effective hourly rate for the EBPG Tool Group for October. If 400 hours were logged on the EBPG Tool Group in October, the effective hourly rate will be $56.09/hour, rather than the standard hourly EBPG rate of $67.07 (see formula, below). This effective hourly rate will be applied to every hour logged in the entire month.

Soft-Cap Formula

Kni-lab-soft-cap-formula-fy2020.jpg


Monthly Base Rate

The Monthly Base Rate is a flat fee charged per lab member, per month. It includes the use of:

Carbon Evaporator, Critical Point Dryer*, Direct-write Laser (DWL-66)*, Electrical Probing Station, O2/Ar Plasma Cleaner, Parylene Coater, Profilometer, Rapid Thermal Processor, Scriber-Breaker, Spectroscopic Ellipsometer, Tecnai TF-20 TEM, Wafer Bonder, Wafer Stepper, Wire Bonder, chemical wet benches, fluorescence microscope, optical microscopes, related metrology, miscellaneous support tools, and general supplies (e.g. gowning, chemicals, equipment reservation software, etc.)

  • New to monthly base rate

Corporate Memberships

For information on the KNI corporate lab membership plan, please send an email to tkimoto@caltech.edu with details regarding the number of people looking to join as KNI lab members, equipment needs, anticipated start date, and information about the company. Startup companies may qualify for limited-term reduced rates.