Intel CEO Promises No 'Conflict Minerals' In Chips

Law360, New York (January 8, 2014, 7:43 PM EST) -- Intel Corp. said Monday that it has taken steps to ensure that its microprocessor chips do not include so-called conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

In a keynote address at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said the company spent four years working to root out minerals from its supply chain that are mined in conflict areas. Gold, tantalum, tin and tungsten — which are used in electronic devices such as cell phones and laptops — are...
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