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'''Overview of KNI Lab User Fees''' <br>
'''Overview of KNI Lab User Fees''' <br>
''Note: Rates below are valid beginning October 1, 2019 and are subject to change''
''Note: Rates below are valid beginning October 1, 2021 and are subject to change''
 
* Fees are incurred on a pay-as-you-go basis. (tools are charged by the hour or portion thereof)
* Precious metal usage (e.g. Au, Pt, etc.) is charged by the gram or portion thereof. Market prices are passed on to users and do not include Caltech F&A fees.
 
Beginning October 1, 2019, the KNI will apply soft-caps to the hourly rates on its Tool Groups. Soft-caps are discounts to the hourly rates for any amount of usage logged after the monthly usage “thresholds” are met. There are two soft-caps:
* The First Tier locks in a 50% reduction off the initial hourly rate for a given Tool Group.
* The Second Tier locks in a 75% reduction off the initial hourly rate once a 2nd threshold is passed.
* At the end of the month, '''one''' average monthly rate per Tool Group is calculated and applied to '''all''' hours logged by '''all''' lab members.
 
Important notes about the soft-cap cost model:
* The soft-cap system should be viewed as a collective effort among all lab users.
* Lab Members do not simply get the discounted rate by waiting to use a Tool Group after a threshold has been broken.
* Preference is not given to individuals or specific research groups for logging more hours than others.
* This cost model will be most effective if usage starts strongly at the beginning of the month, so lab members have more time in the latter part of the month to use tools at discounted rates.
* Rates reset back to their initial price on the first day of every calendar month.


* Fees are incurred on a pay-as-you-go basis (tools are charged by the hour or portion thereof)
* Caltech/JPL/Academic or Government lab members are '''NOT''' charged any Lab fees during calendar months of non-use


== Caltech Academic Usage Rates ==
== Caltech Academic Usage Rates ==
[[File:Kni-lab-fy20-soft-cap-rates-hourly-tools-01.png|700px]]
Below is a table of hourly rates for the equipment in the KNI Laboratory. Caltech/JPL users receive a quarterly fee cap for use of the cleanroom equipment in the KNI Lab. '''*NOTE:The maximum direct lab costs for cleanroom equipment that an individual Caltech/JPL user will be charged, per billing quarter, is $6,500.'''
 
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); lab members who only use the TF-30 are exempt from paying Monthly Base fees.
 
'''Note:''' 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. Caltech's FY2019 F&A rate was 64.5%
 
 
==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 initial hourly EBPG rate of $67.07 (see formula, below). This effective hourly rate will be applied to every hour logged by every user in the entire month.


==Soft-Cap Formula==
{| class="wikitable" style="width: 75%;"
[[File:kni-lab-soft-cap-formula-fy2020.jpg|400px]]
|-
!scope="col" style="text-align:left; width: 50%"| Equipment Name
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; width: 35%"| Lab Area
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; width: 15%" | Hourly Rate
|-
!scope="col" style="text-align:left; background-color:#ffd8b4;"| Cleanroom Hourly Rate
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#ffe7d1;" | General KNI Cleanroom Use
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#FFFFFF;"| $28
|-
!scope="col" style="text-align:left; background-color:#ffd8b4;"| AJA Orion UHV Chalcogenide Sputter System
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#ffe7d1;" | Evaporation, Sputtering
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#FFFFFF;"| $62
|-
!scope="col" style="text-align:left; background-color:#ffd8b4;"| AJA Orion UHV Dielectric Sputter System
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#ffe7d1;" | Evaporation, Sputtering
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#FFFFFF;"| $62
|-
!scope="col" style="text-align:left; background-color:#ffd8b4;"| CHA MK40 E-Beam Evaporator
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#ffe7d1;" | Evaporation, Sputtering
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#FFFFFF;"| $62
|-
!scope="col" style="text-align:left; background-color:#ffd8b4;"| Lesker Labline E-Beam Evaporator
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#ffe7d1;" | Evaporation, Sputtering
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#FFFFFF;"| $62
|-
!scope="col" style="text-align:left; background-color:#ffd8b4;"| Bruker Dimension ICON AFM
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#ffe7d1;" | Microscopy
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#FFFFFF;"| $62
|-
!scope="col" style="text-align:left; background-color:#ffd8b4;"| FEI Nova 200 NanoLab Dualbeam FIB/SEM
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#ffe7d1;" | Microscopy
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#FFFFFF;"| $62
|-
!scope="col" style="text-align:left; background-color:#ffd8b4;"| FEI Nova 600 Dualbeam Focused Ion Beam
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#ffe7d1;" | Microscopy
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#FFFFFF;"| $62
|-
!scope="col" style="text-align:left; background-color:#ffd8b4;"| FEI Quanta ESEM /NPGS
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#ffe7d1;" | Microscopy
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#FFFFFF;"| $62
|-
!scope="col" style="text-align:left; background-color:#ffd8b4;"| FEI Sirion FESEM
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#ffe7d1;" | Microscopy
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#FFFFFF;"| $62
|-
!scope="col" style="text-align:left; background-color:#ffd8b4;"| FEI Tecnai TF-30 TEM, STEM, EDS & HAADF
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#fec38d;" | Microscopy *Not Capped*
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#FFFFFF;"| $90
|-
!scope="col" style="text-align:left; background-color:#ffd8b4;"| Zeiss Orion NanoFab
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#ffe7d1;" | Microscopy
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#FFFFFF;"| $79
|-
!scope="col" style="text-align:left; background-color:#ffd8b4;"| Oxford Dielectric System 100 ICP/RIE
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#ffe7d1;" | Deposition, Etch
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#FFFFFF;"| $89
|-
!scope="col" style="text-align:left; background-color:#ffd8b4;"| Oxford DRIE System 100 ICP/RIE
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#ffe7d1;" | Deposition, Etch
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#FFFFFF;"| $89
|-
!scope="col" style="text-align:left; background-color:#ffd8b4;"| Oxford FlexAl ALD System
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#ffe7d1;" | Deposition, Etch
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#FFFFFF;"| $89
|-
!scope="col" style="text-align:left; background-color:#ffd8b4;"| Oxford III-V System 100 ICP/RIE
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#ffe7d1;" | Deposition, Etch
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#FFFFFF;"| $89
|-
!scope="col" style="text-align:left; background-color:#ffd8b4;"| Oxford PECVD System 100
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#ffe7d1;" | Deposition, Etch
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#FFFFFF;"| $89
|-
!scope="col" style="text-align:left; background-color:#ffd8b4;"| Plasmatherm Reactive Ion Etch
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#ffe7d1;" | Deposition, Etch
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#FFFFFF;"| $89
|-
!scope="col" style="text-align:left; background-color:#ffd8b4;"| XeF2 silicon etcher
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#ffe7d1;" | Deposition, Etch
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#FFFFFF;"| $89
|-
!scope="col" style="text-align:left; background-color:#ffd8b4;"| Raith EBPG 5000+ Electron Beam Writer
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#fec38d;" | Electron Beam Lithography *Not Capped*
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#FFFFFF;"| $115
|-
!scope="col" style="text-align:left; background-color:#ffd8b4;"| Raith EBPG 5200 Electron Beam Writer
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#fec38d;" | Electron Beam Lithography *Not Capped*
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#FFFFFF;"| $115
|-
!scope="col" style="text-align:left; background-color:#ffd8b4;"| GCA 6300 DSW Stepper
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#ffe7d1;" | Optical Lithography
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#FFFFFF;"| $62
|-
!scope="col" style="text-align:left; background-color:#ffd8b4;"| Heidelberg DWL-66
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#ffe7d1;" | Optical Lithography
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#FFFFFF;"| $62
|-
!scope="col" style="text-align:left; background-color:#ffd8b4;"| NILT CNI-PV 2.1 Nanoimprint
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#ffe7d1;" | Optical Lithography
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#FFFFFF;"| $62
|-
!scope="col" style="text-align:left; background-color:#ffd8b4;"| Nanoscribe Photonic Professional GT
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#ffe7d1;" | Optical Lithography
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#FFFFFF;"| $62
|-
!scope="col" style="text-align:left; background-color:#ffd8b4;"| Suss Microtech MA6 Aligner
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#ffe7d1;" | Optical Lithography
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#FFFFFF;"| $62
|-
!scope="col" style="text-align:left; background-color:#ffd8b4;"| Suss Microtech MA6/BA6 Aligner
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#ffe7d1;" | Optical Lithography
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#FFFFFF;"| $62
|-
!scope="col" style="text-align:left; background-color:#ffd8b4;"| Dynatex GST-150 Scriber/Breaker
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#ffe7d1;" | Support & Misc Tools
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#FFFFFF;"| $44
|-
!scope="col" style="text-align:left; background-color:#ffd8b4;"| Para Tech LabTop 3000 Parylene Coater
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#ffe7d1;" | Support & Misc Tools
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#FFFFFF;"| $44
|-
!scope="col" style="text-align:left; background-color:#ffd8b4;"| Suss SB6L Wafer Bonder
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#ffe7d1;" | Support & Misc Tools
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#FFFFFF;"| $44
|-
!scope="col" style="text-align:left; background-color:#ffd8b4;"| Tousimis Critical Point Dryer
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#ffe7d1;" | Support & Misc Tools
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#FFFFFF;"| $44
|-
!scope="col" style="text-align:left; background-color:#ffd8b4;"| Tystar Tytan Dry Oxide + annealing
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#ffe7d1;" | Support & Misc Tools
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#FFFFFF;"| $44
|-
!scope="col" style="text-align:left; background-color:#ffd8b4;"| Tystar Tytan Wet + Dry Oxide + annealing
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#ffe7d1;" | Support & Misc Tools
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#FFFFFF;"| $44
|-
!scope="col" style="text-align:left; background-color:#ffd8b4;"| Westbond 7476D Wire Bonder
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#ffe7d1;" | Support & Misc Tools
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#FFFFFF;"| $44
|-
!scope="col" style="text-align:left; background-color:#ffd8b4;"| Woolam M-2000 Spectroscopic Ellipsometer
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#ffe7d1;" | Support & Misc Tools
!scope="col" style="text-align:center; background-color:#FFFFFF;"| $44
|-
|}


==Monthly Base Rate==


The Monthly Base Rate is a flat fee charged per lab member, per month. It includes the use of:
'''FEE CAP EXCEPTIONS'''
*EBPG 5000+ and 5200 systems are not included in the quarterly academic/government rate cap. Actual hours will be billed.
*TF-30 STEM in Keck Building: Lab members who '''only''' use the TF-30 are exempt from paying the General Cleanroom hourly rate. TF-30 use is not included in the quarterly academic/government rate cap. Actual hours will be billed.
*Precious Metal (gold and platinum) usage will be billed the market rate, per gram.
*Dedicated KNI Staff Labor/Support for Research is $100/hr.


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.)
'''OVERHEAD FEE/INDIRECT COST'''
*New to monthly base rate
*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 2022 is 68.4%


==Corporate Memberships==
==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.
For information on the KNI corporate lab membership plan, please send an email to [mailto:tkimoto@caltech.edu tkimoto@caltech.edu] with details regarding 1) the number of people looking to join as KNI lab members, 2) equipment needs, 3) anticipated start date, and 4) information about the company. Startup companies may qualify for limited-term reduced rates.

Revision as of 00:48, 2 October 2021

Overview of KNI Lab User Fees
Note: Rates below are valid beginning October 1, 2021 and are subject to change

  • Fees are incurred on a pay-as-you-go basis (tools are charged by the hour or portion thereof)
  • Caltech/JPL/Academic or Government lab members are NOT charged any Lab fees during calendar months of non-use

Caltech Academic Usage Rates

Below is a table of hourly rates for the equipment in the KNI Laboratory. Caltech/JPL users receive a quarterly fee cap for use of the cleanroom equipment in the KNI Lab. *NOTE:The maximum direct lab costs for cleanroom equipment that an individual Caltech/JPL user will be charged, per billing quarter, is $6,500.

Equipment Name Lab Area Hourly Rate
Cleanroom Hourly Rate General KNI Cleanroom Use $28
AJA Orion UHV Chalcogenide Sputter System Evaporation, Sputtering $62
AJA Orion UHV Dielectric Sputter System Evaporation, Sputtering $62
CHA MK40 E-Beam Evaporator Evaporation, Sputtering $62
Lesker Labline E-Beam Evaporator Evaporation, Sputtering $62
Bruker Dimension ICON AFM Microscopy $62
FEI Nova 200 NanoLab Dualbeam FIB/SEM Microscopy $62
FEI Nova 600 Dualbeam Focused Ion Beam Microscopy $62
FEI Quanta ESEM /NPGS Microscopy $62
FEI Sirion FESEM Microscopy $62
FEI Tecnai TF-30 TEM, STEM, EDS & HAADF Microscopy *Not Capped* $90
Zeiss Orion NanoFab Microscopy $79
Oxford Dielectric System 100 ICP/RIE Deposition, Etch $89
Oxford DRIE System 100 ICP/RIE Deposition, Etch $89
Oxford FlexAl ALD System Deposition, Etch $89
Oxford III-V System 100 ICP/RIE Deposition, Etch $89
Oxford PECVD System 100 Deposition, Etch $89
Plasmatherm Reactive Ion Etch Deposition, Etch $89
XeF2 silicon etcher Deposition, Etch $89
Raith EBPG 5000+ Electron Beam Writer Electron Beam Lithography *Not Capped* $115
Raith EBPG 5200 Electron Beam Writer Electron Beam Lithography *Not Capped* $115
GCA 6300 DSW Stepper Optical Lithography $62
Heidelberg DWL-66 Optical Lithography $62
NILT CNI-PV 2.1 Nanoimprint Optical Lithography $62
Nanoscribe Photonic Professional GT Optical Lithography $62
Suss Microtech MA6 Aligner Optical Lithography $62
Suss Microtech MA6/BA6 Aligner Optical Lithography $62
Dynatex GST-150 Scriber/Breaker Support & Misc Tools $44
Para Tech LabTop 3000 Parylene Coater Support & Misc Tools $44
Suss SB6L Wafer Bonder Support & Misc Tools $44
Tousimis Critical Point Dryer Support & Misc Tools $44
Tystar Tytan Dry Oxide + annealing Support & Misc Tools $44
Tystar Tytan Wet + Dry Oxide + annealing Support & Misc Tools $44
Westbond 7476D Wire Bonder Support & Misc Tools $44
Woolam M-2000 Spectroscopic Ellipsometer Support & Misc Tools $44


FEE CAP EXCEPTIONS

  • EBPG 5000+ and 5200 systems are not included in the quarterly academic/government rate cap. Actual hours will be billed.
  • TF-30 STEM in Keck Building: Lab members who only use the TF-30 are exempt from paying the General Cleanroom hourly rate. TF-30 use is not included in the quarterly academic/government rate cap. Actual hours will be billed.
  • Precious Metal (gold and platinum) usage will be billed the market rate, per gram.
  • Dedicated KNI Staff Labor/Support for Research is $100/hr.

OVERHEAD FEE/INDIRECT COST

  • 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 2022 is 68.4%

Corporate Memberships

For information on the KNI corporate lab membership plan, please send an email to tkimoto@caltech.edu with details regarding 1) the number of people looking to join as KNI lab members, 2) equipment needs, 3) anticipated start date, and 4) information about the company. Startup companies may qualify for limited-term reduced rates.