Gallium: China tightens grip on wonder metal as Huawei works on promising applications beyond 5G

//Gallium: China tightens grip on wonder metal as Huawei works on promising applications beyond 5G

Gallium: China tightens grip on wonder metal as Huawei works on promising applications beyond 5G

Did you know that a 5G base station can be squeezed into a casing the size of a shoebox? It’s thanks to gallium, a soft, bluish metal that makes it possible.The chipsets that generate powerful bursts of high frequency radio waves are not made with silicon, but gallium nitride.They consume little electricity, produce little heat and can function comfortably at 800 degrees Celsius (1,472 degrees Fahrenheit), making bulky equipment for power supply and air conditioning redundant.Gallium is one of…

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