Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) and AVX Corp. (NYSE: AVX) said it has expanded Solutions for Hope to the province of North Kivu, the conflict-prone area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
The Solutions for Hope platform allows tantalum from the DRC to be used in Motorola Solutions and AVX products without the involvement of illegal armed groups. Tantalum is a material used to manufacture certain capacitors that enable electronic products and is derived from the mineral coltan, which is in rich supply in the DRC.
Motorola Solutions is a provider of mission-critical communication products and services for enterprise and government customers. To learn more, visit www.motorolasolutions.com
AVX is an international supplier of electronic passive components and interconnect solutions with 26 manufacturing and customer support facilities in 15 countries around the world.