Fabless Company

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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is a fabless company headquartered in Seoul with global sites in the US, China, Japan, Singapore and Europe.
Ltd., a fabless company specialising in embedded vision applications for ADAS systems, has licensed the CEVA-XM4 imaging and vision platform for its APACHE4 vision-based pre-processor.
Nanoelectronics research center imec/Holst Centre and MegaChips, a fabless company focusing on the development of system LSIs and products that incorporate original algorithms and architecture, announced today that they have signed a strategic partnership for joint R&D on ultra-low power (ULP) short radio technology for smart homes and buildings.
(DBJ) whereby Fujitsu Semiconductor and Panasonic would integrate their System LSI businesses, and together with investment from DBJ, a new independent fabless company will be established.
A fabless company may initially use such a core for evaluation purposes under the open source license, intending to pay for the commercial license only later in the development process.
became the world's No.3 supplier of smartphone processors in the first half of this year mostly thanks to strong market for low-priced smartphones of mainland China, where the Taiwanese fabless company is already the No.1 supplier of the chips.
Said Glotter, a fabless company designs and markets its products but does not engage in manufacturing, assembly, and test.
Lantiq is a fabless company and its semiconductor solutions are deployed by major carriers and in home networks in every region of the world.
the fabless company, and perhaps this would be a "conveyance"
"tei Solutions provides the necessary expertise and services needed for a fabless company such as ourselves to develop and commercialize this exciting new technology to ultimately provide tremendous cost-savings for those producing solar cells."
MIPS Technologies Inc (Nasdaq:MIPS) and fabless company Mavrix Technology Inc announced on Wednesday they are working together to develop a MIPS-Based applications processor for mobile devices.
The top R&D spending fabless company was Broadcom, the eighth largest spender overall.