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The fabless company that wasn't

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re: The fabless company that wasn't
Robotics Developer   12/28/2010 3:28:53 AM
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I like terms that are meaningful (full of meaning) and fabless should mean: not having any fab capacity. Not that I enjoy adding to the nomenclature at all, I would suggest that companies that have some fab capacity but under the magic 50% line be called fablite. Just my hopeful 2-cents worth.

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krisi   12/23/2010 10:53:06 PM
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thank you @docdivakar, cool to know that I am a AaaS provider ;-)...and I will let my daughter know that she is car sourcing...not sure whether she will actually care, but should know after holidays! Kris

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docdivakar   12/23/2010 9:43:57 PM
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@iniewski: when your daughter borrows your car, she is actually car-sourcing, neither car-less nor car-lite! To borrow today's buzz words, you are actually a provider of AaaS (automobile as a service!). Seriously, fab-, fab-less, etc., these distinctions (or lack of it) are getting to be drag. If a company's wafer products are built 50 to 100% using its own fab, it is an semiconductor IDM. Anything less (than 49% to Zero) would be categorized as fab-less in my opinion. If it makes you feel any better, my daughter is just about getting her license, so I will soon be a provider of AaaS! Dr. MP Divakar

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re: The fabless company that wasn't
krisi   12/22/2010 8:52:31 PM
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I think fab, fab-lite, and fab-less are probably just fine if you define percentages as 100%, less than 100%, less than 50%. Not sure that introducing another class is helpful...someone can be car-less but occasionally rent a car...when my daughter borrows my car is she car-less or car-lite? ;-) Kris

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daleste   12/22/2010 5:14:10 PM
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Maybe you need to include the percentage of external wafers the company uses when you build your comparison table.

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