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In 2021, the non-ferrous industries suffered abrupt changes from COVID-19, power restriction, Carbon Emission Peak policy, etc. The prices of base metal generally rise while those of non-ferrous metal vary. The prices of indium, supported by capital, started to move up strongly since August but the demand remained weak; The bismuth market stayed calm and the prices, which hovered at the cost line, requested further support to break through RMB50,000/t (USD7,815/t); The tight supply of raw material pushed the germanium prices to rise continuously and the demand from fiber optic industry would further increase in 2022; Gallium market experienced a balanced supply and demand on the whole in 2021. With the tightening supply and increasing demand from semiconductor industry, will the newly expanded production capacity meet insiders’ expectations? How will the supply and demand change in non-ferrous industries in 2022? New opportunities and challenges stand close at hand.
With the 1st forum hosted by Asian Metal in 2008, the annual Indium&Bismuth&Germanium&Gallium Forum has been witnessing active participation of around 150 countries from all over the world. Recognized by all insiders as the “No. 1 forum in indium, bismuth, germanium, and gallium industries”, the forum has been successfully held for 13 years in Changsha, Nanjing, Kunming, Xiamen, Sanya, Zhuhai, Hangzhou, etc. The past honor is history, new glory lies in front of us. Let us welcome the coming 14th gathering to jointly write a new chapter and start a new journey.
The 14th Indium&Bismuth&Germanium&Gallium Forum will be held in Sanya, Hainan on March 10-11, 2022. The forum will provide a face-to-face opportunity for market participants to meet new clients, maintain regular clients, discuss and share market situation, and listen to brilliant analysis and insightful views from insiders on market focus and hot topics, in order to inspire wisdom and seize opportunities.
[Brand Advantages] Asian Metal holds the forum for 13 consecutive years which is the only special and dedicated forum that combines indium, bismuth, germanium and gallium.
[Authoritative Forum] The widely and unanimously acknowledged forum in the global industry of indium, bismuth, germanium and gallium.
[Cutting-edge themes] To guide the new ideas of development in the industry.
[High-end connections] To convey the insights and experience of opinion leaders along the industrial chain.
[In-depth exchanges] To create an opportunity of mutual in-depth communication.
March 10, Thursday 16:00-19:00 Registration
18:00-20:00 Welcoming Banquet
March 11, Friday 08:30-08:50 Sign-in
08:50-09:00 Opening Address
09:00-09:30 Review and prospect of Chinese indium ingot market
09:30-10:00 Bismuth ingot market facing difficulties and opportunities
10:00-10:30 Group Photo & Tea Break
10:30-11:00 Application status and future market outlook of high purity minor metals in various fields
11:00-11:30 Gallium market review in 2021 and the future supply and demand structure
11:30-12:00 Application status of high purity minor metals in many fields and future market forecast
12:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:30 ITO target industry development status and future planning
14:30-15:00 Production status and prospect of international indium ingot market
15:00-15:30 Tea Break
15:30-16:00 Market review and growth forecast of germanium application in optical fiber industryDr. Christian Hell, General Manager
Photonic Sense GmbH
16:00-16:30 Gallium metal supply status and opportunities in semiconductor industry
16:30-17:00 Application field and consumption development of bismuth ingot
Closing Ceremony
18:00-20:00 Banquet of Acknowledgement
  • Jiatao Zhang
    Deputy Director
    R&D Center of Yunnan Tin Group (Holding)Company Limited
  • Jiatao Zhang, a senior engineer, was selected asa leading talent in the "Spring City Plan" of Kunming in 2020. He is currently not only the deputy director of the R&D Center of Yunnan TinGroup (Holding) Company Limited, but also the technical head of the KeyLaboratory of Tin New Materials Enterprises in Yunnan, the Indium New MaterialEngineering Research Center in Yunnan and the Tin Material Genetic EngineeringResearch Center in Yunnan. In recent years, he actively participated in the scientific and technological innovation of tin in Yunnan, focusing on R&D, achievement transformation and industrialization project implementation in the fields of tin, indium, arsenic and other new materials and deep processing and realizing certain achievements in the engineering of tin materials, tin chemicals and arsenic chemicals. He once presided over or participated in more than ten research projects of various types, such as the National Science and TechnologyMajor Project (973, 863), the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and the Natural Science Foundation of Yunnan Province. In the recent three years, he took part in three sub-projects of major science and technology projects inYunnan and presided over or participated in five research projects for Yunnan ProvincialScience and Technology Department and Yunnan Tin R&D Fund. Besides, he had more than 50 articles published in public journals at home and abroad and over patents authorized.
  • As a branch of Yunnan Tin Group (Holding) CompanyLimited, the R&D Center of Yunnan Tin Group (Holding) Company Limited is a technological innovation center integrating scientific and technological R&D, achievement transformation, new product incubation, talent training and open cooperation. The center is mainly engaged in the development, production and sales of tin and indium new materials, owning multiple technology platforms, such as the IndiumNew Material Engineering Research Center in Yunnan, the Tin Material GeneticEngineering Research Center in Yunnan and the Key Laboratory of Tin New MaterialsEnterprises in Yunnan. The main products of the center include high-purity indium/gallium/tin, indium oxide, ITO powder/target materials, solder pre-form, flame retardants and so on.
  • Feng Chen
    Vice General Manager
    Beijing JiYa Semiconductor Material Co., Ltd.
  • Feng Chen graduated from the School of Foreign Languages of Shanxi University in 1975, and worked in Beijing JiYa Semiconductor Material Co., Ltd. from 1999 to 2016. He now works as Vice General Manager of the company in charge of selling, and also as Director of Shaanxi Huadian Resin Co. Ltd. and Executive Director of Shanxi Jiahua Tianhe Electronic Materials Co., Ltd.
  • Founded in 1999, Beijing JiYa Semiconductor Material Co., Ltd. is one of the first companies in the world to adopt the most advanced hydrometallurgical technology to extract gallium in a large scale from Bayer spent liquid, and has an annual production of about 55 tons of 4N Gallium. JiYa supplies its products to clients from the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Japan, South Korea and other countries and also has many clients across China.
  • Jack Huang
    Chairman and founder
    Shaanxi Injay Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
  • Jack Huang holds a master's degree in chemical engineering from Beijing University of Chemical Technology with 15 years of engineering and management experience in the semiconductor industry. Jack Huang organized and participated in a number of major research and development projects and the localization of crystal materials with a high degree of system integration. Jack Huang has more than 50 patents, including nearly 20 invention patents. In 2021, Jack Huang was selected as a high-level scientific and technological talent introduced by Qin Chuang Yuan in Shaanxi. Jack Huang has extensive experience in technical research and development, technical guidance, project planning, team building and production operations.
  • Shaanxi Injay Semiconductor Co., Ltd. is a high-tech company dedicated to the R&D and industrialization of compound semiconductor materials. Focusing on the industrialization of the high-quality polycrystalline indium phosphide semiconductor material project, the project achieved a breakthrough of zero in the high-quality indium phosphide polycrystalline industrialization in China. The company has a complete set of equipment, process and control systems with independent intellectual property rights, and has a highly integrated automatic polycrystalline production capacity. The company preliminarily achieved mass production of polycrystalline indium phosphide, was recognized by customers and passed the certification of relevant testing institutions. The product quality reached the international advanced level, and all indicators are consistent and stable.
  • Kevin Liu
    General Manager
    5N Plus Shangyu Co., Ltd
  • Kevin Liu is working for 5N Plus Shangyu as MD and GM with the responsibilities for managing the regional operations and developing business in the market of China, Korea and SE Asia. Under his leadership, many Bismuth related projects have been implemented successfully. In the past 16 years, he has been focusing on the development of downstream Bi products and the market as well as the sustainable development of Bi industry.
  • 5N Plus is a world’s leading producer of high specialty metals and chemicals. 5N Plus is headquartered in Montreal with multiple facilities in NA, Europe and Asia. 5N Plus Shangyu is a subsidiary of 5N Plus Group in China and located in Hangzhou Bay Economy and Technology Development Park in Zhejiang Province. The business of the company is covering the manufacturing and sales of the products based on minor metals and especially specialized on Bi related products with the strong capability to produce or customize a complete portfolio of Bi-based products.
  • Chao Yang
    Group Purchasing Director
    HC Semitek Corporation
  • Chao Yang is a master of physical electronics from Harbin Institute of Technology. Before joining HC Semitek Corporation, he served successively as Senior Sales Manager of Viavi Corporation, Regional Sales General Manager of Finisar Corporation and Sales Director of Nokia. He has more than 11 years of employment and rich management experience in international well-known communication companies. At present, he works as the Purchasing Director of HC Semitek Corporation, responsible for the purchase of equipment, engineering, raw and auxiliary materials, etc. Through years of sales and purchase experience and the edification of corporate culture in different countries, he has keen insight into the upstream and downstream of the industry, the ability to integrate industry resources and the ability to manage the team.
  • HC Semitek Corporation, established in 2005, is the world's leading supplier of LED chips and advanced semiconductor solutions. It entered the capital market in 2012 and integrated industrial upstream resources to acquire Crystaland in 2016. Headquartered in Wuhan, it now has three production bases: Zhangjiagang, Yiwu and Yuxi. LED chip products have covered all LED market segments and provided chip level solutions. The chips are widely used in TV, computer, mobile phone and other consumer electronics, indoor and outdoor display, lamps and all kinds of lighting, UV and other high-end markets. In recent years, the application fields of HC Semitek Corporation's products have been continuously expanded, including Mini LED ultra-high definition display, Micro LED wearable devices and large screen display, conference and cinema multi-functional display, government traffic command center, the high-end backlight for medium and large-scale consumer electronics, intelligent lighting, car lights and plant lighting, UV disinfection and sterilization, etc. In 2020, it officially entered the field of gallium nitride-based power electronic devices, mainly for mobile consumer electronic terminals, fast chargers, other power equipment, cloud computing big data server center, communication and automotive applications, and led the cutting-edge technology in the third generation semiconductor field.
  • Yan Liu
    Deputy General Manager of Sales
    Zhuzhou Keneng New Material Co., Ltd.
  • Yan Liu has been working in the marketing of rare metals for 15 years and is currently the Deputy General Manager of Sales of Zhuzhou Keneng New Material Co., Ltd. She has keen market sense, excellent logical analysis abilities and other abilities to make great breakthroughs in rare metals business.
  • Founded in January 2002, Zhuzhou Keneng New Material Co., Ltd. is a national grade high-tech enterprise specializing in the production of minor (rare) metals, semiconductor materials and display luminescent materials.The company mainly produces indium, gallium, bismuth, tellurium, tin and all their related products and usually sells its products to Japan, South Korea, Europe, USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan and other countries and regions to meet the rising demand for LCD, semiconductor, electronics, solar energy, medicine and others. It has established a long-term, continuous and stable cooperative relationship with clients and merchants both at home and abroad. The company, which also engages in recycling of valuable waste materials, has already built a raw material-material-product-waste material recycling industry chain and realized the reuse of resources.
  • Jie Chen
    General Manager
    Avancis (Shanghai) Photovoltaic Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Jie Chen, Ph.D., born on July 24, 1963, is a national distinguished expert. Jie Chen concurrently serves as the photovoltaic technology director of Triumph Group, the chief strategy officer of Avancis Germany and the polymer electronic device consultant of the German Ministry of Education and Research. From 2011 to 2016, Jie Chen served as the director of the Solar Energy Center of the National Institute of Clean and Low-Carbon Energy and the director of the Beijing Nanostructured Thin Film Solar Cell Engineering Technology Research Center. From 2006 to 2011, Jie Chen served as the director of the Nanoelectronic Devices Laboratory of HZB.
  • The assets owned by Avancis include: the CIGS solar photovoltaic module plant in Torgau, Germany; Munich R&D center; Avancis Korea Inc; Avancis (Shanghai) Photovoltaic Technology Co., Ltd.; patent and non patent technology and other intellectual property rights related to the research, development and production of CIGS solar cell modules. The business goal of the company is to continuously provide a full set of technologies with independent intellectual property rights for the production of CIGS solar cell modules in China and the world, cooperate with CNBM Triumph Group to provide CIGS solar cell module plant project to the global market in a turnkey manner, develop photovoltaic equipment of vacuum technology and BIPV technology and products of functional art, and produce and sell CIGS photovoltaic modules and functional art BIPV products. The champion module of CIGS solar cell manufactured by the company has a photoelectric conversion efficiency of 19.8%, which is the highest record in the world.
  • Christian Hell
    Managing Director
    IV IR Optics
  • Christian Hell graduated from the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg and has a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry. Since 2004, he was working for Photonic Sense as technical director. He has mainly been focused on material analytics and the Czochralski crystal growing process. After the change of ownership of the company, he became Managing Director of IV IR Optics in 2021.
  • IV IR Optics 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.
  • Shicheng Huang
    General Manager
    Guangxi Crystal Union Photoelectric Materials Co., Ltd.
  • Mr. Shicheng Huang, with a Ph.D. in Materials Science from Central South University, has won the titles of the 13th batch of Top Talents of Liuzhou City, Liuzhou Model Worker, the 4th batch of Liuzhou Industrial Enterprise Experts of Special Government Allowance, the Management Leader of Longhua Technology Group, etc. He has obtained 7 invention patents, participated in the formulation of 4 industry standards, and ever won the first prize of Guangxi Science and Technology Progress Award and the first prize of Achievement Award of Invention and Entrepreneurship Association.
  • Guangxi Crystal Union Photoelectric Materials Co., Ltd. has been engaged in the development and application of indium tin oxide (ITO) targets for 13 years. Through taking the lead in breaking the technological monopoly, which realized the localization of ITO targets, and achieveing the bulk supply of ITO targets by upgrading the liquid crystal panel production line from the 2.5th generation to the 10.5th generation, the company has become the leader in ITO localization.
Review and prospect of Chinese indium ingot market
Bismuth ingot market faces difficulties and opportunities
Application and future forecast of germanium metal in infrared and photovoltaic field
Gallium market review in 2021 and the future supply and demand structure
Application status and future market outlook of high purity minor metals in various fields
ITO target industry development status and future planning
Production status and prospect of international indium ingot market
Market review and growth forecast of germanium application in optical fiber industry
Gallium metal supply status and opportunities in semiconductor industry
Application field and consumption development of bismuth ingot
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