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Global Advanced Metals Joins the AVX ‘Solutions for Hope’ Project

GREENVILLE, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, announced today that US-based Global Advanced Metals’ tantalum processing division, (GAM Technology), the first tantalum smelter to achieve EICC/GeSI Conflict-Free Smelter validation in December 2010, has joined the AVX “Solutions for Hope Project.” GAM Technology will process the fourth shipment of validated conflict-free tantalite ore mined from the world’s first BGR Green Flag validated tantalum mine site, the Mai Baridi/Luba mine complex in the Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This particular site utilizes the ITRI Tin Supply Chain Initiative’s (iTSCi) “bag and tag” scheme, which subjects all tantalum ore set for export to a final-stage independent on-the-ground assessment.

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