Definition of fabless in English:

Share this entry

fabless

Pronunciation: /ˈfablis/

adjective

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.

Origin

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

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: fab·less

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.