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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About 54 percent of fabless company sales are expected to be communications-related this year, compared with about 27 percent for the personal computer.
Members of the semiconductor industry selected the Most Respected Private, Emerging Public and Public Fabless Company Award winners by identifying the companies they most respect in terms of products, vision and future opportunities.
Inphi[R] Corporation was selected as a finalist by FSA, the leading semiconductor association and the voice of the global fabless business model, for the industry's most respected private fabless company due to its achievements in products, vision, and future opportunity.
SHANGHAI, China -- Apexone Microelectronics, an innovative private fabless company that designs high-performance mixed-signal ICs for interactive multimedia communications, today announced that it has been honored by FSA (Fabless Semiconductor Association) with the 2006 "Outstanding Financial Performance Award by Private Fabless Companies".
Wintegra has achieved the financial benchmarks to qualify for the Outstanding Financial Performance by a Private Fabless Company Award," said Jodi Shelton, co-founder and executive director of FSA.
Inphi[R] Corporation today announced it has won the FSA award for "Outstanding Financial Performance by a Private Fabless Company.
Members of the semiconductor industry selected the Most Respected Private, Public, and Emerging Public Fabless Company Award winners by identifying the companies they most respect in terms of product, vision and future opportunity.
Nine seats were open for election, including three fabless company seats, three foundry seats, one integrated device manufacturer (IDM) seat, one back-end supplier seat and one design partner seat.
The Most Respected Private and Public Fabless Company Award is designed to identify the company that garners the most respect in terms of product, vision and future opportunities, as voted by industry peers.
The Most Respected Emerging Public Fabless Company Award is designed to identify the company garnering the industry's most respect in terms of products, vision and future opportunities.
CSR has achieved significant growth over the past eight quarters to qualify for the Outstanding Financial Performance by a Public Fabless Company Award.