- the act, process, or work of melting and molding metals; casting
- metal castings
- a place where metal is cast
Origin of foundrysee found and -ery
- An establishment where metal objects are made by melting metal and pouring it into molds.
- a. The skill or operation of founding.b. The castings made by founding.
Whitechapel Bell Foundry, London, England
From French fonderie.
foundry - Computer Definition
A semiconductor manufacturer that makes chips for third parties. It may be a large chip maker that sells its excess manufacturing capacity or one that makes chips exclusively for other companies. No less than two billion dollars is needed to construct a twenty-first century, high-production semiconductor manufacturing plant. See fabless and IDM.