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Conflict Minerals

NOTICE TO OUR CUSTOMERS

Microchip Technology's RMI-CMRT v 5.11_20180815 for 2019 SEC Reporting Use is available 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 their 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.
  • Microchip requires its suppliers to source minerals responsibly, sourcing only from smelters whose sourcing practices are Conformant with the RMI's Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP).
  • Microchip engages SOR where necessary, encouraging participation with the RMI’s RMAP program or their timely completion of the RMI’s third-party responsible minerals sourcing audit.
  • 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 5.11 IC 20181030download
Microchip's CMRT_v 5.11 IC 20180815 for 2019 SEC Reporting Usedownload
Microchip’s RCOI Process Description and Flowchart for ICs Manufactured by Microchip_02/18/2016download
Form SD and CMR filed 05-31-2017 (Conflict Minerals)download
Form SD and CMR filed 05-23-2018 (Conflict Minerals)download