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A manufacturing plant that makes semiconductor devices. Many chips are created by "fabless" companies that take their tested designs to a fab for production. Examples of fabs are Intel, Samsung, Renesas (Hitachi-Mitsubishi merger), Texas Instruments, Toshiba, Infineon, STMicroelectronics, NEC, Freescale and Philips.

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On drawings, abbr. for “fabricate.”
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The just published Quarterly Fab Report encompasses all new fab activity during the past quarter as well as current capital spending plans and a detailed analysis of fab activity in the coming year.
AMD will ramp down 200mm manufacturing in the second half of 2007, with preparation already underway for the ramp of 300mm wafers on 65nm process technology at Fab 38 by the end of 2007.
The increased capacity provided by Fab 36 will contribute to our goal of doubling total production output from 2005 through 2008.
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including statements about our business outlook, technological advancements, construction timetables, production schedules and output and effects on financial performance, costs of new fab facilitization, new markets and customers, supply and demand, and sales that are based on our current expectations and involve numerous risks and uncertainties that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate and may significantly and adversely affect our business, financial condition and results of operations.
The fab will feature the industry's most advanced 300mm automation and manufacturing systems to support the next generations of process technologies.
In return, Macronix agreed to make certain commitments, including loading of Fab 2.
0 software offers many features never before available in a fab control package that allow chipmakers to realize the full potential of their facilities.