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fabless Syllabification: fab·less
Pronunciation: /ˈfablis/

Definition of fabless in English:


Denoting or relating to a company that designs microchips but contracts out their production rather than owning its own factory: the newcomers' strategy was fabless production
More example sentences
  • We operate an efficient and streamlined fabless business model, which ensures sustainable profits even when competition is particularly intense.
  • More than 300 so-called fabless chipmakers in the US also source more than half of their silicon wafers from Taiwanese semiconductor foundries.
  • We see a bright future ahead in terms of growth for the whole semiconductor industry, and for the fabless industry and for the foundry industry.


1980s: from fab 'a microchip fabrication plant' + -less.

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