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  • n. Plural form of fab.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of fab.

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Examples

  • For operators of the complex chip-manufacturing plants, known as fabs, power outages continued to be a problem.

    Worries Rise Over Disrupted Supplies

  • The display industry's manufacturing infrastructure hasn't been optimized to deliver this type of display, and the fabrication machines - or "fabs" - that would produce the displays in mass volume have been slow to go online.

    Wired Top Stories

  • In the PC processor world, only Intel still has fabs, which is considered a big advantage if you can afford it.

    Forbes.com: News

  • In December, the company said it would close its manufacturing centers, known as fabs, for a couple of weeks in December and the first quarter to control inventory, adding it also may permanently close one or two fabs.

    Lower Sales Push STMicro to a Loss

  • TSMC only needs to run its Taiwan wafer fabrication plants, or "fabs," at 40% capacity to break even, Mr. Chang says, compared with 80% for some rivals.

    TSMC to Keep Advanced Factories in Taiwan, CEO Says

  • TSMC makes it a key criterion for evaluating the managers who run its chip fabrication plants, or "fabs," -- more important than measures like productivity and inventory levels.

    Chip Maker TSMC Tops the Taiwan List

  • Company constructing Malta '' fabs '' to move headquarters from Texas to Watervliet First published in print: Tuesday, February 9, 2010

    timesunion.com: Local Breaking News

  • Codenamed "Sandy Bridge," the chips will be based on Intel's first new "visibly smart" microarchitecture produced on the company's cutting-edge manufacturing factories, or "fabs," at 32-nanometer (nm is a billionth of a meter) process technology with second - generation high-k metal gate transistors.

    SlashGear

  • The big idea: Why do companies that design chips also have to own expensive, multibillion-dollar chip plants, or "fabs"?

    NBC Washington - Top Stories

  • In this scenario, chip companies do the design work and outsource the manufacturing to semiconductor foundries or "fabs".

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