A man working in a foundry.
- An establishment where metal objects are made by melting metal and pouring it into molds.
- a. The skill or operation of founding.b. The castings made by founding.
Whitechapel Bell Foundry, London, England
- A facility that melts metals in special furnaces and pours the molten metal into molds to make products. Foundries are usually specified according to the type of metal dealt with, as iron foundry, brass foundry, etc.
From French fonderie.
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.