Company works on the market of materials and chemical products, used in high-technology applications in optics, electronics, chemistry, aerospace equipment, in telecommunications and solar power engineering. Being the biggest Russian producer and exporter of Germanium blanks for optics and electronics, company is one of the leading world producers of Germanium.
Montreal high-purity metals producer 5N Plus Inc. has taken a two-thirds stake in Utah's Sylarus Technologies LLC, a leading producer of germanium substrates for solar cells, by converting a $3-million (U.S.) debenture into Sylarus shares. Sylarus is a customer of Firebird Technologies, a U.S. subsidiary of 5N Plus that provides high-purity germanium feedstock and recycling for germanium-containing residues. Also, 5N will provide Sylarus with $766,000 in immediate funding and will support its working capital and development expenses as needed.
Umicore has completed construction of its new germanium substrate production facility in Quapaw, OK, USA, adjacent to the firm’s existing site. Construction was started in July 2008.
 The 40,000 square foot facility is now undergoing process start-up and qualification runs. The new substrate facility is on the same campus as the Umicore germanium optics and high-purity chemicals operation for the US market and will be integrated in the existing IS014001, 2004 system during 2010.
Voltaix, LLC, a leading provider of materials that enhance the performance of semiconductor chips and solar cells, plans to open a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Voltaix, LLC will construct the plant at the Portland Industrial Park in Upper Mt. Bethel Township. Plant construction is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of this year with operations beginning in 2011.

We further the technical progress by providing excellent Germanium and Germanium-containing products, as well as other materials, for high-tech applications


We are glad to announce that we are now offering germanium wafers for international clients. Our expertise in germanium material and crystal pulling ensures meeting any specific requirement on material parameters and crystal orientation. While Class 10 cleanroom and modern CMP equipment helps us to provide a high quality epi-ready surface as well as very smooth double-sided polishing. 100% of our wafers are both visually and technically inspected and then sealed in high purity inert gas. You can always check all the measurment results for you particular wafers by entering its unique serial number in our database (link provided with a shipment docs). In case you need your wafers urgently, we have commonly used wafers in stock ready for an immediate shipment. Please contact us via email

Our company participates in the Photonics West 2013 exhibition. We are presenting the very new products and services.

Better see it yourself! We will be happy to meet you at our booth #6002 in the Moscone Center (San-Francisco, CA) on February, 5-7.

5N Plus Inc., a leading producer and provider of high-purity metals and compounds for electronic applications, announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Firebird Technologies Inc. ("Firebird") has entered into long-term supply agreements for germanium and indium feedstocks with Teck Metals Ltd. ("Teck")
Ukrainian State Enterprise "Zaporozhye Titanium – Magnesium Works" (ZTMW) was enlisted to “white list" of register of companies, for which simplified procedure of customs control is used.
The first laser built from germanium that can emit wavelengths of light useful for optical communications has been demonstrated by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It's also the first germanium laser to operate at room temperature.

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