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    n. A company that {fab}s chips to the designs of others. As of the late 1980s, the combination of silicon foundries and good... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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    DRECNET


    /drek'net/ [from Yiddish/German `dreck', meaning dirt] n. Deliberate distortion of DECNET, a networking protocol used in the VMS community. So called because DEC helped write the Ethernet specification and then (either stupidly or as a malignant customer-control tactic) violated that spec in the design of DRECNET in a way that made it incompatible. See also connector conspiracy.