The English word foundry means foundry and is to be interpreted in the foundry model in such a way that companies merge certain activities
with each other. The foundry model is a marketing concept of semiconductor manufacturers who cooperate more closely in order to be able to realize the enormous investments in the development, production and marketing of new semiconductor components and integrated circuits (IC).
Thefoundry model is aimed at production, whereas the term fabless model
isused for the development of such components. In the foundry model, several chip manufacturers (IDMs) join forces and concentrate on manufacturing and the associated manufacturing services. These include wafer technology, design and modeling, bonding, package
production and thedevelopment of suitable test procedures
. It is an outsourcing model in which chip production is outsourced to appropriate manufacturing facilities.