Fabless Company

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Fabless Company

In the semiconductor industry, a company that specializes in the development and sale of semiconductor chips. Fabless companies do not make the chips themselves; rather, they outsource manufacture to foundry companies, which make the chips according to fabless companies' specifications. A fabless company is thus able to keep it capital expenditures to a minimum as it does not have to invest in the construction of foundries to make the semiconductor chips. Most of the time, fabless companies concentrate predominantly in research and development.
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On-line voting takes place to allow members of the semiconductor industry, including semiconductor companies and partners, to cast a ballot for the private fabless companies they most respect.
The so-called fabless companies are strongest in the communications market, which is experiencing a boom driven by the growth of the Internet and cellular phones, says Mark Edelstone, an analyst at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter here.
Private fabless companies that doubled revenue over eight consecutive quarters ending June 2007 were eligible to receive the Outstanding Financial Performance by a Private Fabless Company Award.
The survey asked them to select from more than 200 private fabless companies, the company they most respect in terms of product, vision, strategy and future opportunities.
The FSA was formed in July 1994 by industry leaders wishing to achieve a more optimal balance between wafer demand and capacity for fabless companies.
The Suite offers productivity tools to enable more efficient communication between IP vendors, IP integrators - fabless companies and integrated device manufacturers (IDMs) - as well as foundries.
Serus understands the importance of meeting customer delivery dates and the challenges fabless companies face when trying to predict product availability, Serus takes the guess work out of backlog scheduling," said Robert Gunn, Chief Marketing Officer, at Serus.
FSA has been the voice of the global fabless business model, including fabless companies and their supply chain and service partners globally.
Companies that doubled either revenue or net income over eight consecutive quarters ending June 2006 are eligible to receive the award for Outstanding Financial Performance by Public and Private Fabless Companies.
Teradyne, which currently has over 2,300 test systems installed at semiconductor subcontractors throughout the world, is sponsoring this annual event that recognizes fabless companies who have demonstrated excellence through their success, vision, strategy and future opportunity in the semiconductor industry.
Corelogic and Mtekvision Were Among the 21 Korean Fabless Companies Participating