Member introduction

Fenix Advanced Materials is a Canadian startup company on ultra-high purity (UHP) metals of up to 6N5+ (>99.99995% ): indium, antimony, cadmium, tellurium, and tin. Both UHP indium and antimony are used to create indium antimonide crystals used in infrared technologies. Indium also finds application in the manufacture of copper-indium-gallium-selenide (CIGS) solar cells, indium-tin-oxide thin film for touch-screen and liquid crystal displays, and other semiconductor like indium phosphide.

Digital nuclear imaging has been possible through the used of the newest semiconductor: cadmium-zinc-telluride (CZT) crystal. It can directly convert gamma and x-rays into electronic signals, enabling digitizing imaging technologies ranging from nuclear medicine, homeland security to telescopes for black-holes. Cadmium and tellurium of high purity are the required raw materials for the CZT revolution. Other applications of both include cadmium-telluride (CdTe) solar photovoltaics. UHP tin is used in metal fixed-point cells in standard temperature calibration and as plasma source in the newest photolithography that extends Moore’s law: extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography. Near future products include ultra-high purity zinc, selenium, and CdTe compound.

Established in May, 2015, the startup is managed and directed by Don Freschi (CEO), a Professional Applied Science Technologist (MBA) with over 30 years of pure metals and semiconductor experience, and Bill Micklethwaite (CSO), a Professional Engineer with 48 years of pure metals and semiconductor experience. Dan Manaig joined the team as its Director of Research and Innovation in 2019.

Direct contacts

Dan Manaig

Director of Research and Innovation


Phone: +1 (250) 681-2214

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  • Battery metals
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