Published in PC Hardware
Intel wants conflict free processors
Will look elsewhere for minerals
Chipzilla has announced that it wants to use only conflict-free minerals to built its chips by 2013.
Intel had already promised that it would avoid using conflict minerals, and now it's tell the world+dog when that will happen. It wants to have at least one processor that's proven to be built with gold, tantalum, tin and tungsten which come from conflict free regions.
Intel wants to reach the tantalum goal by the end of this year. The move is part of a wider array of environmental goals that should cut back on the energy use, power and water use by 2020. It means that the Haswell or Broadwell-based chips should not have caused anyone to suffer other than the designers.