Conflict minerals

Conflict minerals

TI, like many companies in the semiconductor electronic industry, uses tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold to manufacture semiconductor devices. Tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold (3TG) are used in various technologies and electronics, due to their electrical and noncorrosive properties. These minerals are often referred to as “conflict minerals” because profits from the sale of minerals mined from certain smelters within the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and adjoining countries have funded wars and related human rights violations in the region for many years.

We believe that the purchase of minerals from illicit mines is an important concern globally, and agree that companies should not purchase from such mines. TI is committed to ensuring that company products do not contain minerals derived from these sources.

Our approach to conflict minerals

We work diligently with our supply chain to monitor the conflict-free status of smelters and refiners, to identify and eliminate noncompliant material sources, and continue to close information gaps on remaining smelters. 


For more information, contact our Customer Service Team here.