The whole concept of "conflict minerals" goes well beyond blood diamonds, and covers materials as relatively commonplace as tin, as rare as tantalum and as precious as gold. Intel has truly been a leader in the effort to not only say they can do business without conflict minerals, but to prove it can indeed be done. Now those efforts are being recognized:
Intel Publicly Sets Goal to Make Conflict-Free Chip by 2013 (from the blog of theEnough Project)
It always feels good for me to see how my employer is making the effort to be a good and responsible corporate citizen.