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(FABrication) A manufacturing plant that makes semiconductor devices. Many chips are created by "fabless" companies that take their tested designs to a fab for production, also called a "foundry. The U.S. has about 10-12% of the fabs in the world. See foundry.

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On drawings, abbr. for “fabricate.”
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In addition, Toshiba will construct a Memory R&D Centre adjacent to the new fab, with completion targeting December 2017.
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Let us hope the Eagles and the inspirational Charles Smith, in whom Fab has always professed great faith, can finish the job as deserved by all.
A Fab Lab is a high-tech workshop more advanced than a conventional workshop.
"Fab Lab Airedale is a highly flexible space offering opportunities to involve young people in a wide variety of activities including budget planning, project management, engineering design and build as well as building communication and presentation skills.
The FAB set-up will stimulate the flow of capital and technology, create employment opportunities, help higher value addition in the electronic products manufactured in India, reduce dependence on imports, and lead to innovation, the government stated.
Professor Gaynor Kavanagh, Dean of CSAD, said: "The MIT Fab Lab at Cardiff Metropolitan University will be a digital fabrication workshop which allows anyone to make practically anything.
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DA Davidson & Co and Patton Boggs LLP offered advice to the buyer, while SAMCO Capital Markets and Haynie Rake & Repass OC consulted FAB.Country: USASector: Banking/Financial ServicesTarget: First Associations Bank (FAB)Buyer: Pacific Premier Bancorp IncDeal size in USD: 57mType: Corporate acquisitionFinancing: Cash & StockStatus: ClosedBuyer advisor: Patton Boggs LLP, DA Davidson & Co
Then, chimeric heavy chain Fd (about 750 bp), light chain (about 800 bp), and Fab (about 1500 bp) products were consequently achieved (Figure 1(a)).
The Mahtomedi Fab Lab, which opened in the fall of 2011, is a state-of-the-art design center that allows students to electronically design objects such as chairs, lamps, or even a chocolate mold of a face.