The United States Department of Commerce and TSMC Arizona, a subsidiary of the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSMC), have signed a non-binding preliminary memorandum of terms (PMT) for direct funding under the CHIPS and Science Act, Commerce announced on Monday April 8

Silicon-enhanced anode materials using silane gas could hold the key to price competitiveness for non-Chinese electric vehicles (EVs), according to the chief executive officer of a US-based silicon-boosted anode developer

Financial incentives for companies developing silicon-based anodes in Europe are helping to support the sector, but the focus on innovation, not scale, risks them falling behind North America, experts told Fastmarkets.

Silicon production outside China will need to increase significantly if it is to provide sufficient material to produce battery anodes for the energy transition in the rest of the world, sources told Fastmarkets in the week to Tuesday September 26

Developments in the science and technology underpinning silicon-base anode materials have allowed them to reach mainstream commercial viability, according to Gleb Yushin, chief technology officer and co-founder of US-based Sila Nanotechnologies

The United States’ Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and ongoing renewable energy transition could reorientate silicon consumption and production dynamics, emphasizing the demand for high-quality material required for solar panels, computer chips and electric vehicles (EVs)

The publication of Fastmarkets’ Shanghai minor metal price assessments for Friday July 29 were delayed due to an editor error in the peer review process.

Aluminium producers are now considering different contract structures for value-added products with alloying elements such as silicon to mitigate upside production cost risks