promoting the sustainable and responsible use of cobalt in all forms

Electronics

Cobalt compounds used

Cobalt metal, cobalt antimony, cobalt boron, cobalt germanium, cobalt indium, cobalt molybdenum, cobalt phosphorous, cobalt rhenium, cobalt ruthenium, cobalt tungsten, cobalt vanadium, cobalt silicide, cobalt iron, cobalt oxide and cobalt hydroxide.

Applications

All modern electronic devices or systems contain integrated circuits and semi-conductors; the list of applications is therefore endless.


Cobalt and cobalt compounds are vital to the functioning of modern day electronics and are found in rechargeable batteries, integrated circuits and semi-conductors. Although not a major use at present, one of cobalt’s past major uses was in the magnetic recording industry.