Microchip Technology Inc

Conflict Minerals


Microchip Technology's 2018 RCOI for integrated circuits will begin in June using the latest revision of the RMI-CMRT and will end with the publication of a summary CMRT in late September 2018 Until that time, Microchip's current CMRT for integrated circuits will remain CMRT v.5.01_20171205. CMRT (v.5.01) is available on this website in the "Microchip's Conflict Minerals Information" section below.

Delisted, formerly RMI "conformant" smelters posing no risk of irresponsible mineral sourcing within the Dodd-Frank Covered Countries will be removed from Microchip's integrated circuit supply chain during our 2018 RCOI, which begins in June and concludes with the publication of a new, summary CMRT in late September. Delisted smelters are added to Microchip's list of prohibited smelters.

Microchip's statement regarding the recently delisted smelters JSC 'Ekaterinburg Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Plant' (CID000927), Safina A.S. (CID002290), and Power Resources Ltd. (CID002847) are available on this website in the "Microchip's Conflict Minerals Information" section below.

Microchip declares conflict minerals at company level for all integrated circuits manufactured by Microchip Technology and all wholly-owned integrated circuit subsidiaries. Declarations by part number, package configuration, or assembly site are not available.

Microchip does not support conflict minerals declarations via internet portals.

For further questions regarding Conflict Minerals, please contact your local Microchip Sales office. If you need help locating a Sales office closest to you, please use this directory, http://www.microchip.com/distributors/SalesHome.aspx

Microchip Technology Incorporated and all related subsidiaries (collectively, “Microchip”) join many others who are deeply concerned regarding the human tragedies occurring in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and adjoining countries (“Covered Countries”) associated, in part, with the mining of columbite-tantalite (tantalum), cassiterite (tin), wolframite (tungsten) and gold (“Conflict Minerals” or “3T&G”).

These minerals originate from various continents, but armed groups engaged in, or interfering with, mining operations within the Covered Countries are believed to subject workers and indigenous people to serious human rights abuses and are using proceeds from the sale of these Conflict Minerals to finance and sustain regional conflicts. Microchip supports responsible minerals sourcing within the Covered Countries to encourage viable and ethical revenue streams for the local communities. We recognize and support the need to develop programs which allow for improved transparency in 3T&G mining and transport of Conflict Minerals and improved traceability within the 3T&G supply chain.

Microchip is diligently working toward a goal of assuring our products are manufactured and are sourced from socially responsible supply chains. In pursuit of that goal Microchip is doing the following:

  • Participating as a member of the Responsible Minerals Initiative ("RMI") that engages Smelters and Refiners ("SOR") and conducts audits of the SOR against responsible minerals sourcing protocols. The RMI maintains lists of SOR that have successfully completed responsible minerals sourcing audits (including audits by similar industry-specific trade organizations) or are actively participating with the RMI or similar organization ("Conformant" and "active" smelter lists, respectively), and the RMI publishes the industry-standard Conflict Minerals Reporting Template for conducting a Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry ("RCOI").
  • Conducting annual RCOI and subsequent smelter sourcing due diligence required by the U.S. Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("Dodd-Frank").  Microchip uses the Responsible Minerals Initiative's Conflict Minerals Reporting Template ("CMRT") for our RCOI.
  • Retaining professional third-party smelter sourcing due diligence.
  • Presenting mineral sourcing risks to Microchip's senior management.
  • Disallowing SOR into our integrated circuit supply chain that are not cooperating with, or that are no longer cooperating with, the RMI's Responsible Minerals Assurance Process or similar mineral sourcing audit programs.
  • Providing information to suppliers and expecting each to source materials from socially responsible supply chains and to accurately and comprehensively disclose their list of SOR, either at company level or specific to those materials incorporated into Microchip's products.
  • Publicly disclosing our conflict minerals policy, RCOI implementation procedures, and SOR sourcing due diligence procedures.
  • As responsible minerals sourcing audit programs mature, and the pool of SOR recognized RMI "Conformant" increases and becomes more viable, we will expand our expectation that our suppliers source 3T&G from SOR that are recognized RMI "Conformant."
  • Microchip engages "active" SOR encouraging timely completion of third-party responsible minerals sourcing audits.
  • Include a conflict minerals flow-down clause in new and renewed supplier contracts and purchase terms and conditions.

As an outcome of these efforts, Microchip is pleased to share our results in the below documents, accessible via the hyperlinks.

Microchip's Conflict Minerals Information

Microchip's Conflict Minerals Sourcing Policydownload
Microchip's CMRT_v 5.01_IC_20170830_for 2018 SEC Reporting Usedownload
Microchip's CMRT_v 5.01_IC_20171205download
Microchip’s RCOI Process Description and Flowchart for ICs Manufactured by Microchip_02/18/2016download
Microchip Technology's Statement on Delisted Smelters JSC 'Ekaterinburg Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Plant' (CID000927) and Safina A.S. (CID002290)download
Microchip Technology's Statement on Delisted Smelter Power Resources Ltd. (CID002847)download
Form SD and CMR filed 05-31-2017 (Conflict Minerals)download
Form SD and CMR filed 05-23-2018 (Conflict Minerals)download