Prices for base metals, such as lead and zinc, have witnessed sharp rises for many times since 2016, while those for indium, germanium and other minor metals still hover at low levels on the whole. After witnessing oversupply in 2015, the indium, germanium and gallium markets have seen a reduction in output in 2016 due to the supply-side reform with producers’ operation rates hitting a record low. However, these markets remain bleak in 2016. Will these markets remain sluggish in 2017 or be boosted by increased demand?
Asian Metal will hold the 10th World Indium & Germanium & Gallium Forum in Xiamen, Fujian on April 19-21, 2017. The forum will focus on the price trends of indium, germanium and gallium in 2017, supply and demand as well as hot topics, such as the influence of the export quota on indium price trend, the transfer of ITO production from Japan and South Korea to China, new demand for germanium, the localization process of germanium tetrachloride for fiber, and changes in demand for GaAs, Mo source and magnetic materials.
Asian Metal will sincerely invite participants in indium, germanium and gallium markets at home and abroad to discuss and make plans, as well as celebrating the 10th anniversary of World Indium & Germanium & Gallium Forum.
April 19th Wednesday 16:00-19:00 Registration
18:00-20:00 Welcome dinner
April 20th Thursday 08:30 Session Registration
08:50-09:00 Opening Speech
09:00-09:30 Indium Corporation Overview Global Indium Supply and Demand
American Indium Corporation
Donna Vareha-Walsh,Director Metals Business Unit
09:30-10:00 The Status Quo and Development Trend for the ITO target market
Luoyang Ship Material Research Institute
Fuchen Zhao, Director
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-11:00 Localization of germanium tetrachloride for optical fiber
Grinm Guojing Advanced Material Co., Ltd.
Qin Yuan, Professor of Engineering, General Manager Assistant and Business Manager
11:00-11:30 Application for liquid metal advanced material, outlook of gallium and indium industries
Yunnan Kewei Liquid Metal Vally R&D Co., Ltd.
Zhongshan Deng, General Manager
12:00 Lunch
14:30-15:00 The Status Quo and value of germanium metal industry
Beijing Jiya Semiconductor Material Co., Ltd.
Tian Xiong, Deputy Director
15:00-15:30 Chinese indium ingot market report
Jiangxi Xinhuaneng Science & Technology Development Co., Ltd.
Changming Zhang, Chairman
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-16:30 Optics Industry - the overview and outlook of germanium
Photonic Sense GmbH
Christian Hell, Technical Director
16:30-17:00 Development and outlook for CIGS solar cell industrialization
Anhui Bengbu Design and Research Institute for Glass Industry
Genbao Xu (America), General Manager
Closing speech
18:00 Banquet
April 21th Friday 08:30-13:00 Sightseeing tour in Xiamen
  • Zhao Fuchen
    Who now serves as researcher and director of the Nano Center for Luoyang Ship Material Research Institute (LSMRI)
  • Studied abroad and obtained the doctorate degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Peter the Great Polytechnic Institute after getting the bachelor degree in Technical Russian from Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) in 1996. He chaired and completed a number of national key research project of major equipment materials, won three national invention patents with three inventions passing the science and technology achievement appraisal. His inventions have been applied to a number of key equipment and he was honored as Advanced Individual of the PLA General Armament Department in 2012.
  • Xu Genbao (U.S.)
    General Manager
    China Triumph International Engineering Co., Ltd.
  • He is a distinguished expert for China’s Thousand Talents program and Float Glass Key Laboratory. Moreover, he is a distinguished guest professor for China’s Green Building Material Key Laboratory and a part-time professor in the Material Science Department of the University of Science & Technology Beijing, as well as a member of SEMI China. He has gained considerable and invaluable experience in the R&D and industrialization of production equipments of solar battery and semiconductor. He dedicates to the research of thin film growth theory and various technologies in thin film production, technologies and industrialization of PV and semiconductor.
  • Christian Hell
    Technical Director
    Photonic Sense GmbH
  • Christian graduated from the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg and has a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry. He joined Photonic Sense in 2004 and has mainly been focused on material analytics and the Czochralsky crystal growing process.
  • Photonic Sense is dedicated to manufacturing highest quality germanium and silicon material and precision components for infrared optics applications. Their advanced production and measuring technologies and equipment guarantee consistent and cost effective processes and outstanding product quality. As a reliable and flexible partner they help customers to increase their production efficiency with short lead times, support of Kanban principles and high precision blanks to save manufacturing cost.
  • Xiong Tian
    Vice-General Manager
    Beijing Jiya Semiconductor Material Co., Ltd.
  • From 2003 to 2007, XX studied in Sun Yat-sen University and obtained bachelor degree in material physics;
  • From 2007 to 2010, he received further education in Beijing University of Chemical Technology and obtained master’s degree in practical chemistry;
  • From 2010 to 2012, he worked in Beijing Easpring Material Technology Co., Ltd. as the manager in overseas business who was responsible for the development and sales of anode material for lithium ion cell in overseas market;
  • From 2012 to now, he is the vice-general manager of market department in Beijing Jiya Semiconductor Material Co., Ltd. and is responsible for the sales of the company and the development of new products;
  • Founded in 1999, Beijing Jiya Semiconductor Material Co., Ltd. is one of the first companies in the world to adopt the advanced hydrometallurgical technology to extract gallium in a large scale from Bayer spent liquid that is used to produce alumina. Focusing on the development of gallium metal industry, the company formed an ecological industrial chain for resin, primary gallium (90tpy) and high purity gallium (30tpy) through investing in Shaanxi Huadian Resin Co., Ltd. (NEEQ: 832669) in 2009, jointly investing in Shanxi Zhaofeng Gallium Co. Ltd. with Shaanxi Zhaofeng Aluminum Co., Ltd. under Yangquan Coal Industry (Group) Co., Ltd. in 2011 and Shanxi Jiahua Tianhe Electronic Material Co., Ltd. with Molycrop in 2014. With the support from its shareholders Chinaclos and AXT and customers with which they have established long term relationship, Beijing Jiya won good reputation in faith, quality and service and will continue to make great contributions for the continuous and healthy development of gallium metal material sector.
  • Changming Zhang
    President, Senior Economist
    Jiangxi Xinhuaneng Science and Technology Development Co., Ltd
  • Zhang Changming with the master’s degree of marketing has accumulated much experience in business management and marketing fields for many years. He has been engaged in the production and sales of zinc sulfate, indium ingot and non-ferrous metals industry since 1994, now he is the president of Jiangxi Xinhuaneng Science and Technology Development Co., Ltd. Currently, the company can produce 20,000t of zinc sulfate, 10,000t lead bullion and 150t of indium ingot annually. Meanwhile, the company has extended the business area as well, such as ITO materials.
  • Zhongshan Deng
    General Manager
    Yunnan Kewei Liquid Metal Gu R&D Co., Ltd.
  • Zhongshan Deng, Doctor, researcher as well as one of finalists for Beijing Science and Technology New Star Plan, had ever won the first price of technological invention competition held by Chinese Association of Refrigeration, the science and technology award of electronic information of Chinese Institute of Electronics and the special award of the commercialization of research findings of Beijing Branch of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  • Yuan Qin
    Professor-level Senior Engineer, GM Assistant and GM of Business Department
    GRIMN Guojing Advanced Materials Co., Ltd.
  • Obtaining the Master Degree from the major of applied chemistry in 1998 in HeFei University of Technology, Yuan Qin is involved in purification, packaging and testing technology research and industrialization of raw material for optical-used fiber perform.
  • Established in March 2015, Guojing Advanced Materials Co., Ltd., is a business unit of GRINM (General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals) and a fully-subsidiary of GRINM Advanced Materials Co., Ltd. (stock code: 600206) whose previous predecessor was Beijing Guojing Infrared Optical Technology Co., Ltd. Guojing Advanced Materials focuses on R&D and production for advanced infrared optical materials and optical-fiber-used high-purity materials with main products including CVD ZnS, CVD ZnSe, High-purity GeCl4 and SiCl4, Chalcogenide Glasses, etc., which are widely used in fields of thermal imaging system, laser process equipment, and optical fiber perform, etc., taking the leading position in terms of technology in China as well as the best level in quality of peer products in the international market.
  • With the entrepreneurship of “to be professional, initiative, cooperative and devoted”, Guojing Advanced Materials is constantly committed to providing quality products and services to global consumers and bringing about utmost interests to consumers, shareholders and employees to achieve self-development and shoulder the social responsibilities.
  • Donna Vareha-Walsh
    Director Metals Business Unit
    Indium Corporation
  • Donna Vareha-Walsh is director of indium Corporation’s metals business unit. She is responsible for sourcing and sales of critical raw materials such as indium, gallium, germanium, tin and silver for Indium Corporation’s manufacturing operations, as well as the trading and reclaim business. Donna is based at Indium Corporation’s headquarters in Clinton,NY.
  • Donna has more than 15 years of metals market experience from numerous roles and responsibilities, including Director of Global Procurement for a global premium alloy company and Director of Metallurgical Operations and Procurement for a global tungsten based business. Additional experience includes finance responsibilities ai a Business Unit Controller, sales expertise as Director of Sales and a News Business Development Manager, and participation in the metals recycling and scrap/reclaim Markets.
  • Donna earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Duquesne University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds certificates in leadership development and manufacturing excellence. She has a Lean Green Belt.
Changes in international indium supply pattern and analysis of supply and demand
Opportunities and difficulties faced by Chinese ITO target producers
Indium supply and consumption in Japan and South Korea
Indium production and consumption pattern in Europe and America
Status quo and prospect of germanium in infrared camera industry
Localization process of germanium tetrachloride for fiber
Application of germanium substrate in thin-film solar battery
Status quo and prospect of global GaAs demand
Status quo of International gallium supply and analysis of gallium value
Status quo and prospect of copper-indium-gallium-selenide (CIGS) thin-film solar cells market
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Yunnan Germanium (Yunnan Lincang Xinyuan Germanium Industry Co., Ltd) is Asia’s largest manufacturer and supplier of germanium product. It is the only leading germanium enterprise in China that owns an integrated industrial chain covering the mining, deep processing and R&D of germanium, also the Chinese germanium enterprise listed in the Main-Board Market (stock code: 002428). Meanwhile, the company is a national high-tech enterprise, a leading enterprise in Yunnan province.
Based on the largest germanium ore reserves in China, Yunnan Germanium is a high-tech enterprise with the most complete germanium industrial chain with subsidiaries in Yunnan Lincang, Kunming and Wuhan.
At present, we have made a breakthrough in key techniques in germanium-represented new material and emerging industry and established five pillar industries including high purity germanium materials, infrared photoelectric products, germanium substrate and III-V semiconductor substrate, photovoltaic germanium tetrachloride and germanium metal recycling.
Products include high purity germanium dioxide, organic germanium, zone-refined germanium ingot, infrared germanium optical elements, complete machine of infrared thermal imager, germanium single crystal wafer for solar battery use, efficient concentrating solar cell module, optical fiber germanium tetrachloride, high purity gallium arsenide single crystal wafer, indium phosphide and other ten categories, which are exported to the United States, Europe, Japan and other 16 countries and regions and germanium product sales ranks first in Asia.
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