At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced that Intel achieved an important milestone and is now manufacturing and shipping ‘conflict-free’ microprocessors. This was achieved through a rigorous effort to validate the sources of specific metals (tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold) as ‘conflict free’ used in our microprocessor products. The importance of this effort has been to ensure that profits from metals that we source for our chips are not funding human rights atrocities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The issue of ‘conflict-free’ is complex and the solution requires global action. Against the backdrop of one of the largest consumer electronics shows in the world, Krzanich noted that our conflict free journey is far from complete. And he called on the industry at large to join us and many others doing good work to tackle this important global human rights challenge.
- Video News Release: Quest for Conflict-Free Technology
- Video: How Intel Got Conflict Minerals out of the Supply Chain – Dan Hutcheson Interviews Intel’s Jackie Sturm