In his keynote address to the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show, Brian Krzanich, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Intel explained that in 2014 every Intel microprocessor manufactured in 2014 will be conflict free:
“And that’s the challenge that we took over four years ago. The solution isn’t easy. But nothing worthwhile ever is. The minerals are important. Our industry relies on them. But it’s not as critical as the lives of people mining them.
We knew we couldn’t do it alone. So over the last four years we worked with our industry, governments around the world, and groups like the Enough Project* to transform the issue. We tracked these minerals from the mines to the smelters to our factories. I’m here tonight to tell you years of work has paid off. Tonight, I’m excited to announce that every Intel microprocessor we manufacture in 2014 will be conflict-free.”
You can download the transcript of the keynote address from the Intel internet site.