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Definition: fab


(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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You too can be a chip maker. All it takes is roughly $2 billion to build a state-of-the-art facility. See process technology.