Conflict Minerals Policy Statement
Due to violence and human rights violations in the mining of certain minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and surrounding countries, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has implemented reporting and disclosure requirements for Conflict Minerals, as directed by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. XIA LLC is a privately-held small business and, as such, is not directly subject to the Conflict Minerals reporting requirements of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act. However, we support the aims and objectives of the US legislation on the supply of Conflict Minerals. XIA is committed to working with its customers to supply products that meet the customer’s specifications and to promote the traceability of these minerals and the transparency of the supply chain.
Our products, like those from many companies that manufacture electronics, contain chip scale components purchased from third-party vendors which originate from countries worldwide. As a small business, XIA is unable to certify the country of origin of minerals contained in every product manufactured by our suppliers. In an effort to promote both the traceability of these minerals and the transparency of the supply chain, we endeavor to undertake the following actions:
- In cases where we directly specify the use of Tantalum, Tungsten, Tin, and/or Gold, XIA requires that our suppliers certify that these materials are conflict free, and to provide XIA with an EICC-compliant material report.
- Verify that suppliers of COTS and chip scale components have conflict mineral policies in place. XIA will provide a list of suppliers and links to their conflict mineral policies upon request
- Upon request, XIA will complete an EICC material report for the products that we manufacture.