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foundry

1. a place in which metal castings are produced
2. the science or practice of casting metal
3. cast-metal articles collectively

foundry

[′fau̇n·drē]
(engineering)
A building where metal or glass castings are produced.

foundry

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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Silicon Foundry Holding (SFH) was founded by Gerhard Spitzslperger and Michael Lehnert together with Hans-Martin Dudenhausen for the acquisition of the former RSEL facility.
Next year, the island's silicon foundry sector is estimated to produce revenue of around NT$677.
one of the world's leading semiconductor solution providers, is planning a sale of its production facility in Germany - Renesas Semiconductor Europe (Landshut) GmbH (RSEL) - to Silicon Foundry Holding (SFH), a newly established Germany-based company specializing in semiconductor foundry services.
MHS Electronics is a key European Silicon Foundry provider of specialized Analog and Mixed-Signal technologies.
UMC stressed that the fields its venture capital funds put money into are not necessarily associated with the silicon foundry, and that the investment capital is usually insignificant.
austriamicrosystems combines more than 20 years of design capabilities, product and marketing know-how with a full service silicon foundry specialized in mixed signal, RF and HV applications.
2 pure silicon foundry, has recently made technological breakthrough after three years of involvement in CMOS-MEMS device development.
FlexEOS macros are suitable for a wide range of applications, and can be supplied for any silicon foundry technology.
1 pure silicon foundry, will spend more in 2011 than the US$5.
1 pure silicon foundry, debuted the latest mega-fab project at a recent conference after announcing three similar projects over the past few months.
1 pure silicon foundry now depends on 300mm wafer fabs for half of revenue.
Helping our customers to maximize their yield and ensure robustness of their analog designs gives us a clear competitive advantage and strengthens our position as a leading supplier of High Voltage CMOS silicon foundry services.