And automotive supplier Robert Bosch has joined the AVX "Solutions for Hope" Project also: http://www.4-traders.com/AVX-CORPORATION-11726/news/AVX-Corporation-Robert-Bosch-GmbH-Becomes-the-First-Company-from-the-Automotive-Sector-to-Join-the-14463195/
Another prominent company that serves almost every stop of fhe electronic food chain is also on the bandwagon. Here's passive component giant AVX's statement: http://www.avx.com/docs/corporate/AVXConflictMinerals.pdf
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