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5N+ Awarded US$14.4 Million by U.S. Department of Defense

5N Plus Inc. has been awarded US$14.4 million by the U.S. Department of Defense for the production of space-qualified materials for solar cells under its Defense Production Act Investment (DPAI) Program.

5N+ manufactures and customizes high-purity, dislocation-free, electrically-uniform and space-qualified germanium wafers, which are vital for solar cells powering commercial and national security satellites. Based on meeting certain conditions, over the next four years, this award will enable 5N+ to upgrade and increase its manufacturing capabilities at its St. George, Utah facility while supporting the U.S. Department of Defense’s domestic sources of supply.

“This is a testament to the quality of our high-purity specialty semiconductors and our standing as a trusted supplier of critical materials for critical applications,” said Gervais Jacques, President and CEO of 5N+. “Our enabling materials are frequently in orbit powering commercial and defense satellites, and we are proud to have been recognized once again as a key supplier to the U.S. Department of Defense.”


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