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By Shane Lasley
Metal Tech News 

Gallium, germanium supply safety nets

Metal Tech News - July 19, 2023


Last updated 7/26/2023 at 11:41am

A silver-colored gallium crystal that shows signs of its low melting point.

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A superconductor with an 86-degree Fahrenheit melting point, gallium is used in next-gen smartphones, telecommunication networks, computers, LEDs, solar panels, and medical devices.

Technology metal brokers in the US and Germany say they have stores of both metals to meet tech needs following curbs on Chinese exports.

Technology metal brokers in the United States and Europe are providing safety nets for companies seeking reliable supplies of gallium and germanium as global supply disruptions loom.

Earlier this month, China announced that

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