Leading vertically integrated and conflict-free provider of high performance tantalum metallurgical and powder products to the electronics, aerospace, automotive, chemical manufacturing and other industries.

Tantalum for Semiconductors

Global Advanced Metals (GAM) is the best choice for Tantalum for thin films via Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) in semiconductor processes. GAM is a fully integrated producer of tantalum sputtering materials, serving the demanding semiconductor, capacitor, aerospace and medical industries for over 65 years.

Large, Reliable Tantalum Supply

Leader in Conflict-Free initiatives, GAM has a diverse, reliable and economical supply of tantalum raw materials:

  • Rights to the large Western Australian raw material base
  • Unique rights to tantalum by-product from rapidly growing lithium production
  • Extensive network of recycle streams

Creating Value for the Semiconductor Industry

  • GAM provides a competitive alternative to a limited supply chain
  • Stable ore sourcing eliminates supply chain reliability risk
  • Reduces risk associated with market price fluctuations
  • GAM tantalum is qualified for advanced geometries in PVD applications

Advanced Tantalum Technology

  • High purity ingot with consistent chemistry provides best performance on ship to control requirements and input to target plate processing
  • Target plates with state-of-the-art purity, grain size and texture produced from the best powders
  • High deformation processing: Uniform texture with minimal banding at the mid-plane
  • Better target performance - Microstructural uniformity provides consistent deposition through the target's life and better tantalum film thickness control
  • Process consistency - Electron Back-Scatter Diffraction (EBSD/OIM) analysis shows a high degree of uniformity in both grain size and orientation from plate to plate