On August 22, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘SEC”) voted in favor of a final rule on conflict minerals as addressed in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which President Barack Obama signed into law on July 21, 2010. A copy of the final rule may be found here: www.sec.gov/rules/final/2012/34-67716.pdf
As an integrated circuit manufacturer, we require all of our suppliers to ensure that their metal materials do not come from the Democratic Republic of the Congo Conflict Regions.
THAT Corporation has obtained or is in the process of obtaining our suppliers’ official Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (EICC) documentation indicating that the metals used in our products are not sourced in the DRC or adjoining countries. As we do not source these minerals firsthand, we must rely on the information that is provided from our suppliers. Based on the information provided to date, THAT Corporation does not knowingly utilize any minerals sourced from Conflict Regions.
For a copy of our supplier’s conflict minerals report contact our sales department: IC Sales
By complying with the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (Ge-SI) and the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), we support our suppliers who only use conflict-free smelters (CFS) worldwide.
The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and the Global eSustainability Initiative (GeSI) Extractives Work Group represent over 80 companies in the electronics and information and communications technology industries that have come together in the EICC-GeSI Extractives Work Group to positively influence the social and environmental conditions in the metals extractives supply chain.
Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition: www.eicc.info
Global e-Sustainability Initiative: http://gesi.org
Ukraine/Russia Conflict Alert
The Ukraine and Russia are sources of a number of materials used in the semiconductor industry. The current conflict in the Ukraine, especially coming on the heels of the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on semiconductor supplies, has raised concerns regarding possible shortages. Happily, THAT’s own fab is well stocked with materials whose supplies might be put at risk by the Ukraine/Russia conflict. Furthermore, none of THAT’s fab or other supply-chain partners source materials required for our ICs are from either country.
While there is some potential for certain materials (e.g., Palladium, used in plating most of our lead frames, or Argon, used for some wafer-making operations) to be in short supply, we or our suppliers have adequate supplies on hand, or we have alternative means of producing our ICs without these materials. At this point, we do not expect any disruption in our supplies caused by the conflict in the Ukraine.
We will continue to monitor the situation ourselves and with our suppliers to minimize any disruption to our IC supply chain, and will keep customers advised if the situation changes.