Change to Subscription Model with CMC Microsystems

Effective April 1, 2019 we will introduce subscription changes to simplify access to CAD, FAB and LAB services.

There will be only one class of subscription, offering greater access to CAD, and two payment options.

 

Payment Option 1: Individual Professor, $1000

  • Access to all CAD tools.
  • Unlimited number of research team users (supervised students, research assistants, and post-docs) attached to a professors’ subscription.
  • Unlimited use of Cadence, Mentor and Synopsys.
  • Use of other tools capped at five concurrent use instances from the subscriber’s research team.
  • Additional access to CAD can be purchased - $1000 for five additional users.
  • Subscriber pricing on over 20 fabrication service options, short-term equipment loans, and training courses.
  • Engineering and technical support and training materials.

 

Payment Option 2: Institution/Department, $5000 annual fee plus $1000 per subscribing professor

  • Access to all CAD tools.
  • Unlimited number of research team users (supervised students, research assistants, and post-docs) attached to a professors’ subscription.
  • Unlimited concurrent users from each subscriber’s research team.
  • Subscriber pricing for over 20 fabrication service options, short-term equipment loans, and training courses.
  • Engineering and technical support and training materials.
  • No charge for any subscriptions added in year.
  • Single renewal bill to the institution or department.
    • $5000 annual fee plus $1000 for each subscription active on the annual renewal date.
  • Transaction fees for fabrication and other services will be billed directly to the subscriber. 

Why will this help?

  • Only one transaction annually with no need to add or swap tools in year.
  • Your team will always be able to pick the best tool for the job.
  • Any team member can try out a new tool at any time.
And yes, the cost for many of you is increasing but higher contributions from subscribers are necessary to secure the long-term viability of the services for your research.

What do you need to do?

The current Subscription policy and pricing remain in force until March 31, 2019. Until then you may renew under existing arrangements. Please remember to include these new subscription costs as you plan your research budget.