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noun pl. foun·dries
- An establishment where metal is melted and poured into molds.
- a. The skill or operation of founding.b. The castings made by founding.
foundry - Computer Definition
A semiconductor manufacturer that makes chips for third parties. It may be a large chip maker that sells its excess manufacturing capacity or one that makes chips exclusively for other companies. No less than two billion dollars is needed to construct a twenty-first century, high-production semiconductor manufacturing plant. See fabless and IDM.
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