7 Highlights From Intel's CES 2014 Keynote

Conflict Mineral Free Microprocessors

On a final note, Krzanich announced that all Intel microprocessors will now be free of conflict minerals. Intel's CEO talked about the violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and how many of the minerals used in computers and consumer electronics are mined from the region. Krzanich said Intel wanted to make sure the minerals it was using for its products weren't inadvertently funding the bloodshed in the DRC, and he invited other companies in the technology industry to also make the pledge against conflict minerals.

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