Tech Cos. To Follow Intel's Path On Conflict Minerals

Law360, New York (January 9, 2014, 8:17 PM EST) -- In announcing this week that its computer chips won't be made with minerals from mines controlled by armed groups, Intel Corp. has charted a path for other electronics companies to follow as a reporting deadline approaches for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's conflict minerals rule, attorneys say.

Speaking Monday at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said the company had spent four years working to root out so-called conflict minerals from its supply chain. Gold, tantalum, tin and tungsten...
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