Glossary Definition for Wafer Fab

Glossary Term: Wafer Fab 

Definition

Semiconductor processing facility which turns wafers into integrated circuits. A typical wafer fab employs a series of complex steps to define conductors, transistors, resistors, and other electronic components on the the semiconductor wafer. Imaging steps define what areas will be affected by subsequent physical and chemical processes.
Synonyms
  • Wafer Fabrication
  • Wafer Foundry
  • IC Foundry

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