Definition of chipmaker in US English:



  • A company that manufactures microchips.

    • ‘There were vague stories last week about TiVo and chipmakers coming to agreements regarding TiVo ToGo, and it seems that's now bearing fruit.’
    • ‘The chipmaker asked creditors for up to 1 trillion won of new loans for money it needs to spend on new equipment and sustain money-losing operations, Park said.’
    • ‘Moreover, in a world of polymer electronics, virtually any company could become a chipmaker.’
    • ‘Indeed, their share of Klamath River water pales when compared to the amount taken by California agribusiness and the chipmakers of Silicon Valley.’
    • ‘Memory chipmakers are investing in production lines that use bigger discs of silicon, or wafers, and narrow the distance between circuit lines to get more chips per disc and more memory per chip.’
    • ‘Shares ended higher yesterday after gains in the US market overnight, led by two of the world's largest contract chipmakers, analysts said.’
    • ‘Bloomberg reports that every time chipmakers have cut production it has resulted in sharp price rises for memory chips.’
    • ‘Brightfield inspection is used by chipmakers to find the most critical defects during wafer manufacturing.’
    • ‘The Taiwan companies were among the world's first chipmakers to start production from plants that make silicon wafers measuring 300 mm in diameter.’
    • ‘They looked around the market and realised other chipmakers actually left out extra features so that they could make chips more efficiently.’
    • ‘A spokesman for AMD in Germany told the news agency that the chipmaker was holding talks about a new plant, but declined to give details.’
    • ‘As such, it will be a good market for volume chipmakers for a few more years but will not have an obvious future survival path.’
    • ‘Taiwan's chipmakers can expect healthier bottom lines for the rest of the year as demand begins to outstrip supply, analysts said yesterday.’
    • ‘The market is dominated by Japanese companies because they develop the products with Japanese chipmakers, which have core technology for digital camera components.’
    • ‘The chipmaker said it expected market conditions to pick up at the end of the calendar year as its wireless handset customers and distributors met their year-end inventory targets.’
    • ‘For now Chinese manufacturers rely on imports of integrated circuits since local chipmakers cannot provide sufficiently sophisticated products.’
    • ‘Simulations and experiments conducted by chipmakers show that this approach can increase the effective DOF by as much as a factor of three.’
    • ‘The company is truly high-tech, making complex laser machines that cut silicon and wafers for chipmakers and photonics companies.’
    • ‘Chang said he expects high growth in the next five to 10 years among Chinese chipmakers that outsource their production.’
    • ‘Despite such hazards, local chipmakers are moving forward with investment projects across the Strait.’