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What is 'Fabless Company'

The Global Semiconductor Alliance defines fabless as follows:

Explaining 'Fabless Company'

The fabless model is an attractive and popular option for many semiconductor companies. By adopting a fabless business strategy, a company can focus time and resources on the design of innovative integrated circuits, while avoiding the high cost of building, operating, and upgrading a manufacturing facility.


Further Reading


Capability and efficiency of intellectual capital: The case of fabless companies in Taiwan
www.sciencedirect.com [PDF]
… Liabilities mean borrowing money from other enterprise or finance institutions and utilize the money efficiently to bring … The inputs and outputs data were collected from the Taiwan Economic Journal (TEJ) Data Bank … Table 1. Descriptive statistics for fabless companies in Taiwan …

Successful factors of the fabless IC industry in TaiwanSuccessful factors of the fabless IC industry in Taiwan
www.inderscienceonline.com [PDF]
… Liabilities mean borrowing money from other enterprise or finance institutions and utilize the money efficiently to bring … The inputs and outputs data were collected from the Taiwan Economic Journal (TEJ) Data Bank … Table 1. Descriptive statistics for fabless companies in Taiwan …

R&D and firm performance in the semiconductor industryR&D and firm performance in the semiconductor industry
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… Liabilities mean borrowing money from other enterprise or finance institutions and utilize the money efficiently to bring … The inputs and outputs data were collected from the Taiwan Economic Journal (TEJ) Data Bank … Table 1. Descriptive statistics for fabless companies in Taiwan …

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… Liabilities mean borrowing money from other enterprise or finance institutions and utilize the money efficiently to bring … The inputs and outputs data were collected from the Taiwan Economic Journal (TEJ) Data Bank … Table 1. Descriptive statistics for fabless companies in Taiwan …

Assessing the performance of a vertically disintegrated chain by the DEA approach–a case study of Taiwanese semiconductor firmsAssessing the performance of a vertically disintegrated chain by the DEA approach–a case study of Taiwanese semiconductor firms
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… Liabilities mean borrowing money from other enterprise or finance institutions and utilize the money efficiently to bring … The inputs and outputs data were collected from the Taiwan Economic Journal (TEJ) Data Bank … Table 1. Descriptive statistics for fabless companies in Taiwan …

The vertical disintegration of Taiwan's semiconductor industries: price and non-price factorsThe vertical disintegration of Taiwan's semiconductor industries: price and non-price factors
www.worldscientific.com [PDF]
… Liabilities mean borrowing money from other enterprise or finance institutions and utilize the money efficiently to bring … The inputs and outputs data were collected from the Taiwan Economic Journal (TEJ) Data Bank … Table 1. Descriptive statistics for fabless companies in Taiwan …

Entry and innovation: an analysis of the fabless semiconductor businessEntry and innovation: an analysis of the fabless semiconductor business
link.springer.com [PDF]
… Liabilities mean borrowing money from other enterprise or finance institutions and utilize the money efficiently to bring … The inputs and outputs data were collected from the Taiwan Economic Journal (TEJ) Data Bank … Table 1. Descriptive statistics for fabless companies in Taiwan …

Ikea's Almost Fabless Global Supply Chain—A Rightsourcing Strategy for Profit, Planet, and PeopleIkea's Almost Fabless Global Supply Chain—A Rightsourcing Strategy for Profit, Planet, and People
books.google.com [PDF]
… Liabilities mean borrowing money from other enterprise or finance institutions and utilize the money efficiently to bring … The inputs and outputs data were collected from the Taiwan Economic Journal (TEJ) Data Bank … Table 1. Descriptive statistics for fabless companies in Taiwan …

The genesis of fabless business model: Institutional entrepreneurs in an adaptive ecosystemThe genesis of fabless business model: Institutional entrepreneurs in an adaptive ecosystem
link.springer.com [PDF]
… Liabilities mean borrowing money from other enterprise or finance institutions and utilize the money efficiently to bring … The inputs and outputs data were collected from the Taiwan Economic Journal (TEJ) Data Bank … Table 1. Descriptive statistics for fabless companies in Taiwan …



Q&A About Fabless Company


How does the Global Semiconductor Alliance define fabless?

The Global Semiconductor Alliance defines fabless as follows

What is a fabless company?

A fabless company is a semiconductor company that does not own or operate any manufacturing facilities.

Why would a company choose to be a fabless company?

By adopting a fabless business strategy, a company can focus time and resources on the design of innovative integrated circuits, while avoiding the high cost of building, operating, and upgrading a manufacturing facility.