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1. a place in which metal castings are produced
2. the science or practice of casting metal
3. cast-metal articles collectively
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
A building where metal or glass castings are produced.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
foundryA 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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