11 July 2023
American Elements to increase production of gallium and germanium
Los Angeles-headquartered American Elements says that it will significantly expand production of gallium and germanium from its Salt Lake City plant to address the announcement on 3 July by China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) and General Administration of Customs (GAC) of export control measures on gallium- and germanium-related semiconductor raw materials from 1 August.
“US domestic supply will not be impacted by this short-sighted decision of China,” states CEO Michael Silver.
American Elements says that it will continue to supply its Chinese customers from American Elements’ manufacturing facilities in Asia.