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  • noun Plural form of foundry.


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  • When he needed nine tons of lead for the ship's ballast, he called foundries in Poland asking for donations until one, the White Eagle Ironworks, agreed.

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  • Among the factors was a pickup in purchasing activity by certain classes of chip makers, particularly services called foundries that make many of the components used in smartphones and tablet computers, said Michael Splinter , Applied's chief executive.

    Applied Materials' Quarter Solid, Outlook Softer

  • Michael Splinter , Applied's chief executive, said chip-manufacturing services called foundries are scrambling to boost production capacity as makers of smartphones and tablets order more and bigger chips to power those devices.

    Applied Issues Upbeat Forecast

  • Applied's sales have recently been led by tool orders from makers of memory chips, but the company said Wednesday that the semiconductor manufacturing services known as foundries are also expanding aggressively.

    Applied Materials Posts Profit

  • The company has benefited as three major industry segments suppliers of memory chips, microprocessors and other logic chips, and build-to-order companies called foundries scramble to add production capacity to keep up with rising demand.

    Applied Materials Boosts Revenue Forecast

  • Mr. Splinter attributed much of the improvement to orders from makers of memory chips and services called foundries that build chips to order for other companies.

    Applied Materials Posts Profit as Sales Surge

  • One factor was improved demand by semiconductor manufacturers called foundries, which build chips to order for other companies.

    Applied Materials Sees Trends Improve

  • Instead of owning their own plants, most companies that design chips now rely on companies known as foundries that operate chip manufacturing services.

    AMD to Spin Off Manufacturing to New Venture

  • Taiwan Semiconductor boasts the top market share among companies called foundries, which fabricate chips designed by others.

    Sun Microsystems Sets Deal for Chips

  • Another major segment -- manufacturers called foundries that build chips to order for other companies -- has been even more reluctant to spend money on new production equipment.

    Applied Materials


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