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assembler

1. a type of computer program that converts a program written in assembly language into machine code
2. another name for assembly language
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assembler

[ə′sem·blər]
(computer science)
A program designed to convert symbolic instruction into a form suitable for execution on a computer. Also known as assembly program; assembly routine.
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assembler

(programming)
A program which converts assembly language into machine code.
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assembler

Software that translates assembly language into machine language. Contrast with compiler, which is used to translate a high-level language, such as COBOL or C, into assembly language first and then into machine language.
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Some Taiwanese assemblers said the mainland's chipmakers can hardly convince Taiwan's assemblers to use their products as the chipmakers, in most cases, have set up integrated production mode in cooperation with the mainland's LED assemblers and application-product suppliers, making the mainland's assemblers threatening to Taiwan's assemblers as soon as they grow full-fledged with the money made by the chipmakers from Taiwanese assemblers.
Clerity has many years of experience moving Assembler to COBOL.
In this typology, assembler makes in-house design when a part is aesthetic critical or its design is a core competence.
Our assembler respondents described ways they selected these American suppliers, but the important part of their reports is how daunting this was because of a third factor: differences in the ways American and foreign assembler supply chains were organized at the time.
A return to mercantilist policies by states that have access to assembler technology is likely to develop slowly.
The new compiler and assembler, part of version 3.6 of the MULTI 2000 Integrated Development Environment, greatly simplify the development of fast, compact code for embedded systems utilizing the ARM6, ARM7, ARM9, ARM9E and ARM10 processor families, and the ARM architecture-compliant Intel StrongARM and XScale microarchitectures.
Most importantly, it can threaten the balance of power between suppliers and manufacturers with supplier profits potentially exceeding those of assemblers, while also eroding key assembler competences in absorbing new technologies developed by suppliers (Lung et al.
Realizing General Motors has gone from being the largest car assembler in the U.S.
Owners of legacy software written in Assembler can re-engineer their applications to a more modern; e-business focused environment; through a new system by Software Migrations Limited (SML).

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