Conflict Minerals Update
K&A Wireless, LLC is committed to ensure our products comply with relevant Conflict Minerals regulations addressed in Section 1502 of the DoddFrank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. As a privatelyheld company K&A Wireless, LLC is not required to report the use of Conflict Minerals to the Securities and Exchange Commission, however, K&A Wireless, is committed to supporting our customers’ efforts to provide those reports.
K&A Wireless does not directly use Tantalum, Tin, Tungsten, and Gold (3TG) in the manufacturing of our products, However these minerals are necessary for the function of the components (e.g. PCBs, ICs, Capacitors) that are used in our products, so we must rely on the source information provided by our suppliers.
K&A Wireless, LLC is assisting with the due diligence of our customers to trace minerals back to their origin to ensure responsible sourcing.
Currently K&A Wireless, LLC is requesting Conflict Minerals information using the standardized EICC/GeSI Conflict Minerals Reporting Template that traces the metals back through the supply chain.
We are classifying our products in two tiers:
- Boardtype products, and
- Systemtype product.
Our due diligence is currently focused on the Boardtype products. These products are used in the Systemtype products and consist of PCBs that may or may not use the 3TG and various components that potentially use 3TGs. In these products we are in the process of identifying components supplied by SECissuer companies (e..g Intel) and nonSECissuer companies (e.g. a small board manufacturer). Components supplied SECissuer companies are being considered lowrisk suppliers, as they are required to comply with the SEC reporting requirements, so we are focusing our due diligence efforts in nonSECissuer suppliers. Once our due diligence for boardtype products have been completed we will turn our attention to systemtype products.
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Kamil Agi, Ph.D., President/CEO
K&A Wireless, LLC