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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM SD
Specialized Disclosure Report
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Qorvo, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware
001-36801
46-5288992
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File
Number)
I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)


7628 Thorndike Road
Greensboro, North Carolina 27409-9421
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
 
Mark J. Murphy
(336) 664-1233
(Name and telephone number, including area code, of the person to contact in connection with this report)



Check the appropriate box to indicate the rule pursuant to which this form is being filed, and provide the period to which the information in this form applies:

[X] Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13p-1) for the reporting period from January 1 to December 31, 2017.




Section 1    Conflict Minerals Disclosure
Item 1.01    Conflict Minerals Disclosure and Report

Company Overview
Qorvo, Inc. (referred to collectively with its wholly owned subsidiaries in this report as the “Company”, “Qorvo”, “we”, “us” or “our”) is a product and technology leader at the forefront of the growing global demand for always-on broadband connectivity. We combine a broad portfolio of radio frequency solutions, highly differentiated semiconductor technologies, deep systems-level expertise and scale manufacturing to supply a diverse group of customers in expanding markets, including smartphones and other mobile devices, defense and aerospace, Wi-Fi customer premises equipment, cellular base stations, optical networks, automotive connectivity and smart home applications. Within these markets, our products enable a broad range of leading-edge applications – from very-high-power wired and wireless infrastructure solutions to ultra-low-power smart home solutions. Our products and technologies help transform how people around the world access their data, transact commerce and interact with their communities.

Qorvo employs more than 8,300 people. We have world-class manufacturing facilities, and our fabrication facility in Richardson, Texas, is a United States Department of Defense-accredited ‘Trusted Source’ (Category 1A) for gallium arsenide, gallium nitride and bulk acoustic wave technologies. Our design and manufacturing expertise covers many semiconductor process technologies, which we source both internally and through external suppliers. Our primary wafer fabrication facilities are in Florida, North Carolina, Oregon and Texas, and our primary assembly and test facilities are in China, Costa Rica, Germany and Texas. We also operate design, sales and other manufacturing facilities throughout Asia, Europe and North America.

Qorvo is filing this Form SD pursuant to Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (“Rule 13p-1”) with respect to its management of conflict minerals during the year ended December 31, 2017.

Conflict Minerals are Necessary to the Function and Production of Qorvo Parts

As defined by the content requirements of Form SD, “conflict minerals” include columbite-tantalum (coltan), cassiterite, gold, wolframite, or their derivatives, which are limited to tantalum, tin and tungsten. Almost all Qorvo products intentionally contain tantalum, tin, tungsten or gold (also known as “3TG”), as these metals are necessary to the functionality and production of our products. All parts do not contain all four 3TG metals, but all parts contain at least one of the 3TG metals.

Therefore, we have conducted a good faith Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry (“RCOI”) to determine whether any of these conflict minerals originated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (the “DRC”) or an adjoining country (collectively, the “Covered Countries”), or are from recycled or scrap sources.

Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry

We maintain a robust database of the composition of components and materials used to manufacture our products. Our RCOI process began with an analysis of this data to determine which of our components and materials contained a 3TG metal. We use the Responsible Minerals Initiative (“RMI”) Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (“CMRT”) to engage the suppliers of those components and materials and collect



sourcing information for the smelters and refiners (herein collectively referred to as “smelters”) identified in Qorvo’s supply chain. Although the majority of our suppliers reported unknown countries of origin for the conflict minerals contained in our products, we also compared their responses to the RMI’s RCOI report, which is provided to Qorvo as a benefit of our RMI membership. This report contains non-public smelter sourcing data collected by the RMI during the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (“RMAP”) audits.

The RMI is a leading industry program that helps manage risk by improving supply chain transparency on conflict minerals. Through our membership and participation in the activities of the RMI, we have access to sourcing information for smelters in our supply chain that have been validated as conformant to the RMAP requirements. This sourcing information is presented as L1, L2, L3, DRC or R/S:
L1 – the smelter is sourcing from Level 1 countries. Level 1 countries are not identified as conflict regions or plausible areas for smuggling materials from the Covered Countries.
L2 – the smelter is sourcing from Level 2 countries. Level 2 countries are known to be or plausible for smuggling materials that may be sourced from the Covered Countries.
L3 – the smelter is sourcing from Level 3 countries. Level 3 countries are defined as the DRC and its nine adjoining countries.
DRC – the smelter is sourcing from the DRC.
R/S – the smelter processes only recycled or scrap material.

This level of sourcing detail is only available for smelters that have been found to be conformant to the RMAP. RMI members do not know the actual mine or even the country (other than if the smelter sourcing is listed as “DRC”) from which a smelter may source.

The use of sourcing information from the RMI is subject to the terms of the relevant Agreements of the Exchange of Confidential Information between the RMI and the individual smelters. Those terms prohibit RMI members from disclosing the sourcing of conflict minerals by individual smelters, even if the disclosure is necessary to meet the member’s SEC reporting obligations. The information may only be aggregated (i.e., “smelters in Qorvo’s supply chain source from the Covered Countries”). The terms do not allow RMI members to state that Smelter A sources from the Covered Countries and Smelter B does not.


The country of origin information from the RMI can be different from the information given by suppliers in their CMRTs to Qorvo. As a result, we used the RCOI data from the RMI as our primary source of sourcing information.

Conflict Minerals Disclosure

Through our RCOI process, we have determined that at least one smelter in our suppliers’ supply chains is sourcing from the Covered Countries for each of the 3TG metals. Our knowledge of these smelters is obtained through our direct involvement in the RMI, and as a condition of this participation, the identification of an individual smelter as sourcing from the Covered Countries is prohibited by confidentiality agreements. However, as of the date of this report, all smelters in Qorvo’s supply chain that we know or have reason to believe may be sourcing from the Covered Countries are on the RMAP Conformant Smelter Lists, which can be accessed at http://www.responsiblemineralsinitiative.org/conformant-smelter-refiner-lists/. The smelters on these lists have received a “conflict-free” designation from the RMAP.




Below is a summary of the country of origin information for the smelters that have been identified in Qorvo’s supply chain as a result of our 2017 RCOI.
Conflict Mineral
Level Sourcing
Countries of origin may include the following
Gold
L1
Benin, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Burkina Faso, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Eritrea, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Honduras, Mali, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Russian Federation, Senegal, Togo, United States of America
L2
South Africa
L3
Tanzania, Zambia
DRC
Democratic Republic of the Congo
R/S
Recycled or scrap sources
Tantalum
L1
Australia, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Colombia, China, Ethiopia, France, Guinea, Guyana, India, Kazakhstan, Madagascar, Malaysia, Namibia, Nigeria, Russian Federation, Sierra Leone, Thailand, United States of America, Zimbabwe
L2
Mozambique
L3
Burundi, Rwanda
DRC
Democratic Republic of the Congo
R/S
Recycled or scrap sources
Tin
L1
Argentina, Australia, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, China, Colombia, Germany, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Peru, Portugal, Russian Federation, Thailand, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
L3
Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda
DRC
Democratic Republic of the Congo
R/S
Recycled or scrap sources
Tungsten
L1
Australia, Austria, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia, Japan, Mexico, Mongolia, Nigeria, Portugal, Russian Federation, Spain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
L3
Burundi, Rwanda
DRC
Democratic Republic of the Congo
R/S
Recycled or scrap sources

Because we know that some of the 3TG metals in our supply chain came from the Covered Countries (even though the relevant smelters are on the RMAP Conformant Smelter Lists), and because some of our suppliers have not identified all of the smelters in their supply chain (or we are uncertain as to some smelters’ origin of the conflict minerals), we are required to exercise due diligence on the source and custody of the sourcing of these conflict minerals. We are filing a Conflict Minerals Report as Exhibit 1.01 to this Form SD to describe our due diligence process. The Conflict Minerals Report is also available on our website at http://ir.qorvo.com/financial-information/sec-filings. The content of any website referred to in this Form SD is included for general information only and is not incorporated by reference in this Form SD.
Item 1.02     Exhibit
The Conflict Minerals Report required by Item 1.01 is filed as Exhibit 1.01 to this Form SD.




Section 2     Exhibits

Item 2.01    Exhibits

Exhibit 1.01    Conflict Minerals Report as required by Items 1.01 and 1.02 of this Form SD.




SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the duly authorized undersigned.

Qorvo, Inc.
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ Mark J. Murphy
 
Date: May 30, 2018
 
Mark J. Murphy
 
 
 
Chief Financial Officer
 
 





Exhibit

Exhibit 1.01



Qorvo, Inc.
Conflict Minerals Report
For the Year Ended December 31, 2017

Introduction
Products of Qorvo, Inc. (referred to collectively with its wholly owned subsidiaries in this report as the “Company”, “Qorvo”, “we”, “us”, or “our”) intentionally contain, tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold (“3TG” or “conflict minerals”), and these metals are necessary to the functionality and production of our products. We have conducted a good faith Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry (“RCOI”) to determine whether any of these conflict minerals originated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (the “DRC”) or an adjoining country (collectively, the “Covered Countries”), or are from recycled or scrap sources. As a result of the RCOI, we have determined that at least one of the smelters or refiners (herein collectively referred to as “smelters”) in our supply chain may be sourcing conflict minerals from the Covered Countries. Further, some of our suppliers have not yet identified all of the smelters in their supply chains, and as a result, we are uncertain as to the origins of some of the conflict minerals. Therefore, we are required to exercise “due diligence” to determine if the 3TG metals used in our products do or do not directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the Covered Countries, and report on that due diligence in this Conflict Minerals Report. Products that do not directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the Covered Countries are considered to be “DRC conflict-free.”

Qorvo (Nasdaq:QRVO) is a product and technology leader at the forefront of the growing global demand for always-on broadband connectivity. We combine a broad portfolio of radio frequency ("RF") solutions, highly differentiated semiconductor technologies, deep systems-level expertise and scale manufacturing to supply a diverse group of customers in expanding markets, including smartphones and other mobile devices, defense and aerospace, Wi-Fi customer premises equipment, cellular base stations, optical networks, automotive connectivity and smart home applications. Within these markets, our products enable a broad range of leading-edge applications – from very-high-power wired and wireless infrastructure solutions to ultra-low-power smart home solutions. Our products and technologies help transform how people around the world access their data, transact commerce and interact with their communities.

Qorvo employs more than 8,300 people. We have world-class manufacturing facilities, and our fabrication facility in Richardson, Texas, is a United States Department of Defense-accredited ‘Trusted Source’ (Category 1A) for gallium arsenide ("GaAs"), gallium nitride ("GaN") and bulk acoustic wave ("BAW") technologies. Our design and manufacturing expertise covers many semiconductor process technologies, which we source both internally and through external suppliers. Our primary wafer fabrication facilities are in Florida, North Carolina, Oregon and Texas, and our primary assembly and test facilities are in China, Costa Rica, Germany and Texas. We also operate design, sales and other manufacturing facilities throughout Asia, Europe and North America.

In this Conflict Minerals Report, we address the following:
1.
The due diligence design of our Conflict Minerals Program;
2.
A description of due diligence measures taken;
3.
The results and conclusion of our due diligence measures;

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4.
The processing facilities (i.e., “smelters”) used in our supply chain; and
5.
Steps to be taken to improve our due diligence measures for the year ending December 31, 2018.

We are providing this Conflict Minerals Report pursuant to Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (“Rule 13p-1”).

Due Diligence Design

Qorvo’s Conflict Minerals Program was designed to conform with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas (the “OECD Guidance”). In accordance with the OECD’s five-step framework, the design of our due diligence includes, but is not limited to, the aspects listed below. Related procedures are also documented in our internal Conflict Minerals Management System.
1.
Establish a strong company management system
a. We have adopted and continue to maintain a policy for the responsible sourcing of conflict minerals. This policy is available at: http://www.qorvo.com/about-us/corporate-social-responsibility/product-compliance. The content of any website referred to in this report is included for general information only and is not incorporated by reference in this report.
b. We have established an internal Product Compliance team, which includes a specialist who provides conflict minerals expertise. This team regularly reports on the status of Qorvo’s Conflict Minerals Program to senior management, including the Vice President of Assembly Test Technology and Manufacturing, and to the Director of Financial Reporting.
c. We have developed a supply chain system of controls and transparency by engaging direct suppliers and requesting relevant 3TG information with the use of a third-party software solution. We utilize due diligence tools such as the Responsible Minerals Initiative’s (“RMI”) Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (“CMRT”), and smelter sourcing information obtained from the RMI to perform our RCOI and conduct due diligence.
d. We communicate our policy, expectations and requirements to relevant suppliers. We also maintain an external webpage to further explain our conflict minerals expectations and provide tools to assist suppliers in complying with our 3TG requirements (http://www.qorvo.com/about-us/corporate-social-responsibility/supplier-requirements).
e. We have established an anonymous “whistleblower” policy for employees and external parties to submit any concerns about ethical issues, or any grievances regarding our policies and practices (http://ir.qorvo.com/corporate-governance). For any conflict minerals related grievance, Qorvo employees and external parties may also submit complaints or information to ConflictMinerals@qorvo.com, and the Conflict Minerals team will route the grievance to our Compliance Officer, ComplianceOfficer@qorvo.com, for further investigation. In addition, Qorvo monitors the RMI’s Grievance Report and discussions for any applicable issues (http://www.responsiblemineralsinitiative.org/responsible-minerals-assurance-process/grievance-mechanism/).
2.
Identify and Assess Risk in the Supply Chain:

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a. We identify relevant suppliers that may provide components and/or materials to Qorvo that contain any of the 3TG metals. We also conduct bi-annual supply chain surveys using the CMRT to collect sourcing information from those relevant suppliers, and we review supplier responses and contact those suppliers whose CMRT we identified to contain incomplete or potentially inaccurate data.
b. We have implemented a third-party software solution to collect and manage supplier CMRT data. We use this third-party solution to track communications with direct suppliers, analyze the CMRT data provided by suppliers, aggregate the supplier CMRT data for Qorvo’s reporting, and follow up with any supplier whose CMRT data we identified to contain incomplete or potentially inaccurate data.
c. We compare the smelters identified by our suppliers to the list of processing facilities that have been validated as conflict-free by an independent third-party audit program (herein referred to as “Conformant” smelters), such as the RMI’s Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (“RMAP”), London Bullion Market Association (“LBMA”), or Responsible Jewellery Council (“RJC”). We then compare those Conformant smelters to the RMI’s smelter sourcing data, which is provided as a benefit of our RMI membership, to conduct our RCOI as described in Qorvo’s Form SD.
d. We have designed a risk assessment process to identify potential risks in our mineral supply chain. This process includes identification of: risks associated with new suppliers, components and/or materials which may result in a supplier component and/or material used in production that has not been reviewed by the Product Compliance team; risks associated with illogical, inaccurate and/or incomplete data in a supplier’s CMRT which may result in inaccurate reporting by Qorvo; and risks associated with smelters that have not been validated as conflict-free by a third-party audit program which would prevent Qorvo from determining products to be conflict-free.
3.
Design a Strategy to Respond to Identified Risks:
a. We have established a risk management plan that includes due diligence reviews of relevant suppliers and smelters. We utilize several tools available to RMI members to review the smelters reported by our suppliers and assess the quality of the responses in their CMRTs.
b. We have implemented a risk management plan that includes mitigation efforts to bring suppliers to compliance with Qorvo’s conflict minerals requirements. Efforts related to smelters may include: providing due diligence guidance and communicating the smelter issue that requires further action to our direct supplier; continuing trade with our direct supplier, while the supplier continues to work the risk mitigation process through its supply chain; and contacting the smelter directly to communicate the importance of a third-party audit program, encouraging the smelter to participate in a program such as the RMAP. If the mitigation process fails and the smelter refuses to engage with a third-party audit program, we require our direct supplier to identify and use alternate suppliers whose conflict mineral-processing smelters participate in such a program.
c. We monitor suppliers and smelters that have not met our 3TG sourcing requirements to determine their progress in meeting those requirements.

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d. We report to senior management, summarizing our supply chain surveys, results of the risk assessment process and the status of any ongoing mitigation efforts.
4.
Support Independent Third-Party Audits of Smelter Due Diligence
a. We support the development and implementation of due diligence practices through our participation on RMI sub-teams. Through our RMI membership, we are able to contribute to the organization’s ongoing work in identifying and auditing the due diligence practices of smelters. Qorvo leads the RMI’s Smelter Data Management team, which manages research data gathered and reported on smelters. We also participate on teams that determine if facilities are smelters, encourage smelters to participate in the RMAP, manage the development of the CMRT form, and develop best practices for supply chain due diligence.
b. We support independent third-party audit programs for smelters, such as the RMAP through our membership in the RMI.
5.
Report on Supply Chain Due Diligence
a. We publicly report on supply chain due diligence through our Form SD and Conflict Minerals Report that we file with the SEC. This report is also available on our website at: http://ir.qorvo.com/financial-information/sec-filings.    
b. As applicable, we obtain an independent private sector audit of our Conflict Minerals Reports. The results are published as an exhibit to our Conflict Minerals Reports, which are available on our website.

As outlined in the OECD Guidance, we support the RMI, an industry initiative that audits smelters’ due diligence activities. The data on which we relied for certain statements in the Conflict Minerals Report was obtained through our membership in the RMI, using the RCOI report for QRVO.

Due Diligence Measures Performed

Qorvo performed the due diligence measures described below on the source of 3TG for which we have reason to believe may have originated in the Covered Countries:
Published an updated Conflict Mineral Policy that includes our commitment to responsible sourcing of 3TG metals and our commitment to conduct due diligence in alignment with the OECD Guidance.
Orchestrated a change to the organizational structure over Qorvo’s Product Compliance team to improve information management.
Communicated our Conflict Mineral Policy, expectations and requirements to relevant suppliers during our bi-annual CMRT campaigns with the supply chain.
Strengthened engagement with suppliers by providing additional resources to assist suppliers in complying with Qorvo’s 3TG requirements. These resources included pre-communication letters to suppliers that detailed Qorvo’s conflict minerals campaigns, specific smelter and facility information that detailed actions required for suppliers, and CMRT review criteria that detailed Qorvo’s expectations for a supplier’s CMRT submission.
Periodically reviewed Qorvo’s list of approved suppliers, components and materials to determine if any new supplier provided components and/or materials that contained any of the 3TG metals during the reporting period.

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Conducted a bi-annual survey of our relevant suppliers using the CMRT to determine if any of the conflict minerals used in our products originated in any of the Covered Countries.
Evaluated supplier CMRT submissions for completeness, logic and degree of smelter identification based on established criteria.
Reviewed our suppliers’ CMRT data for due diligence activities, such as whether they have a conflict minerals policy, require their direct suppliers to be DRC conflict-free, and have a due diligence review process in place.
Maintained a third-party solution to track communications with direct suppliers, analyze the CMRT data provided by suppliers, aggregate the supplier CMRT data for Qorvo’s reporting, and follow up with any supplier whose CMRT data we identified to contain incomplete or potentially inaccurate data.
Provided all suppliers the results of their CMRT analysis through automatic emails generated by our third-party software solution.
Compared the smelters identified by our suppliers to the list of processing facilities that were validated as conflict-free by an independent third-party audit program.
Compared the Conformant smelters reported by our suppliers to the RMI’s smelter sourcing data.
Contacted those suppliers whose CMRTs contained incomplete or potentially inaccurate information, requesting additional clarification to ensure accuracy of the information reported.
Requested our relevant suppliers contact those smelters that have not been validated as Conformant to encourage their participation in a third-party audit program such as the RMAP.
Developed a risk management plan to respond to identified risks in our mineral supply chain.
Added measures to ensure timely and accurate follow-up on any incomplete or potentially inaccurate information reported by our suppliers.
Added additional verification checks to ensure accurate information was reported using our third-party solution.
Formalized our risk tracking process by developing a tool to monitor and record our progress with mitigating identified risks. Qorvo uses this tool to monitor those suppliers and smelters that have not met our 3TG sourcing requirements to determine their progress in meeting those requirements.
Identified methods to improve our grievance mechanism policy.
Reported on the status of Qorvo’s Conflict Minerals Program regularly to senior management, including the Vice President of Assembly Test Technology and Manufacturing, and to the Director of Financial Reporting.
Contributed to the implementation of the RMAP through our membership in the RMI.
Supported many RMI activities, including the development of the CMRT revisions for the reporting period, through our participation in RMI sub-teams.
Disclosed information regarding our 3TG due diligence efforts via our Form SD and Conflict Minerals Report filed with the SEC, which will be available on our website at:
http://ir.qorvo.com/financial-information/sec-filings.
Obtained an independent private sector audit, set forth as Exhibit A to this report, by Douglas Hileman Consulting LLC.

Due Diligence Results

Inherent Limitations on Due Diligence Measures

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The due diligence measures listed above can only provide reasonable, not absolute, assurance regarding the origin of the conflict minerals used in our products. Our due diligence process is based on obtaining the relevant 3TG information from our direct suppliers and those suppliers obtaining similar information from their supply chains to identify the original sources of the 3TG metals used in our products. As we do not directly purchase from any smelters – nor do the majority of our suppliers – we have very little influence over the smelters’ sourcing. We rely, to a large extent, on the information provided by independent third-party audit programs. Such sources of information may contain incomplete or inaccurate data, and may be subject to fraud.

Smelter Due Diligence Results
Qorvo made significant progress in 2017 with respect to identifying the source of the conflict minerals used in our products. Although some of the suppliers have not yet identified all of the smelters in their supply chains, we continue to progress towards this goal.
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At the end of 2017, 307 facilities were identified as possible smelters in Qorvo’s supply chain.

Table 1 below summarizes the RMAP participation status of the 307 identified facilities, as of March 26, 2018. This table indicates the number of facilities that:
Have received a conflict-free designation from the RMAP (“Conformant”);
Are participating in the RMAP and have committed to undergo a third-party audit (“Active”);
Are not yet participating in the RMAP (“Non-Participating”); and
Are not listed on the RMI’s known smelter list, or do not currently meet the definition of a smelter per the RMI, including non-operational smelters (“Non-Eligible”).

Table 1. RMAP Participation Status of Identified Facilities (as of March 26, 2018)

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Conflict Mineral
Conformant
Active
Non-Participating
Non-Eligible
Gold
99
6
36
8
Tantalum
39
0
1
2
Tin
70
1
3
2
Tungsten
41
0
0
0
Total
248
7
40
12

In addition to the foregoing data regarding the facilities of which we are aware, we have three suppliers that have not yet identified all of the smelters in their supply chains. Due to these limitations in our sourcing information, and certain smelters that are not yet Conformant, we are unable to determine the origin of all of the conflict minerals used in our products for this reporting period. However, as of the date of this report, all smelters that we know or have reason to believe may be sourcing from the Covered Countries have been validated as Conformant to the RMAP.

Product Description

For the year ended December 31, 2017, we identified the following products, which we manufactured or contracted to manufacture, that may contain 3TG metals necessary to their production:

Mobile Products

Mobile products include RF and Wi-Fi solutions in a variety of mobile devices, including smartphones, notebook computers, wearables, tablets, and cellular-based Internet of Things (“IoT”) applications (the “Mobile Products”).

Infrastructure and Defense Products

Infrastructure and defense products (IDP) include a diverse portfolio of solutions that "connect and protect," spanning communications and defense applications. These applications include high performance defense systems such as radar, electronic warfare and communication systems, Wi-Fi customer premises equipment for home and work, high speed connectivity in Long-Term Evolution and 5G base stations, cloud connectivity via data center communications and telecom transport, automotive connectivity and other IoT, including smart home solutions. IDP products include GaAs and GaN power amplifiers, low noise amplifiers, switches, complementary metal oxide semiconductor ("CMOS") system-on-a-chip ("SoC") solutions, premium BAW and surface acoustic wave filter solutions and various multi-chip and hybrid assemblies.  

Product Determination

As a result of our due diligence measures summarized in this Conflict Minerals Report, we have made the following good faith determinations for the year ended December 31, 2017:

DRC Conflict-Free
Our Mobile Products and IoT Products can be considered DRC Conflict-Free. Our suppliers have informed us that they have identified the smelters that are sources of the necessary conflict minerals for these products, and all of the smelters identified by these suppliers which contribute conflict minerals to these products have been validated as Conformant to the RMAP. As a result, we reasonably determine that our Mobile Products

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and IoT Products are DRC Conflict-Free.

DRC Conflict Undeterminable
We do not have adequate information from our suppliers regarding the sources of the conflict minerals for our Infrastructure and Defense Products (other than the IoT Products referenced above) to determine if any of those conflict minerals originated in the Covered Countries, and if so, whether those conflict minerals directly or indirectly financed or benefited armed groups. Although we have not identified any smelters in our Infrastructure and Defense Products supply chain that have supported the ongoing conflict in the Covered Countries, we cannot affirm that these products are DRC Conflict-Free at this time (this can be considered as equivalent to stating these Infrastructure and Defense Products (other than the IoT Products referenced above) are “DRC Conflict Undeterminable”). Our efforts to determine the origin of the conflict minerals used in our Infrastructure and Defense Products consist of the due diligence measures described in this Conflict Minerals Report.

Processing Facilities (i.e., Smelters) Identified in Qorvo’s Supply Chain at the End of 2017

Since we have determined that we are unable to identify the sourcing information for all of the smelters in our supply chain, we are required to identify, if known, the facilities (i.e., smelters) that processed the 3TG metals in our products and, if known, the country of origin for those metals, and to describe the efforts to determine the mine or location of origin with the greatest possible specificity.

As a member of the RMI, we rely on the sourcing information disclosed during the RMAP’s third-party auditing process. We believe this to be the most reasonable and accurate method of determining the mines or locations of origin for conflict minerals. In addition to the smelters listed in the table below, our suppliers submitted other facilities that are not eligible for the RMAP at this time. They are not listed in this Conflict Minerals Report as being “processing facilities” under Rule 13p-1. We continue to work with our suppliers to identify the actual smelters in our supply chain.
Table 2. Smelters Identified in Qorvo’s Supply Chain (as of March 26, 2018)
Metal
Standard Smelter Name
RMI
Smelter ID
Smelter Location
Gold
Abington Reldan Metals, LLC
CID002708
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Gold
Advanced Chemical Company*
CID000015
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Gold
Aida Chemical Industries Co., Ltd.*
CID000019
JAPAN
Gold
Al Etihad Gold LLC*
CID002560
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Gold
Allgemeine Gold-und Silberscheideanstalt A.G.*
CID000035
GERMANY
Gold
Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Complex (AMMC)*
CID000041
UZBEKISTAN
Gold
AngloGold Ashanti Corrego do Sitio Mineracao*
CID000058
BRAZIL
Gold
Argor-Heraeus S.A.*
CID000077
SWITZERLAND
Gold
Asahi Pretec Corp.*
CID000082
JAPAN

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Metal
Standard Smelter Name
RMI
Smelter ID
Smelter Location
Gold
Asahi Refining Canada Ltd.*
CID000924
CANADA
Gold
Asahi Refining USA Inc.*
CID000920
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Gold
Asaka Riken Co., Ltd.*
CID000090
JAPAN
Gold
Atasay Kuyumculuk Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S.
CID000103
TURKEY
Gold
AU Traders and Refiners*
CID002850
SOUTH AFRICA
Gold
Aurubis AG*
CID000113
GERMANY
Gold
Bangalore Refinery
CID002863
INDIA
Gold
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Central Bank of the Philippines)*
CID000128
PHILIPPINES
Gold
Boliden AB*
CID000157
SWEDEN
Gold
C. Hafner GmbH + Co. KG*
CID000176
GERMANY
Gold
Caridad
CID000180
MEXICO
Gold
CCR Refinery - Glencore Canada Corporation*
CID000185
CANADA
Gold
Cendres + Metaux S.A.*
CID000189
SWITZERLAND
Gold
Chimet S.p.A.*
CID000233
ITALY
Gold
Chugai Mining
CID000264
JAPAN
Gold
Daejin Indus Co., Ltd.*
CID000328
KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
Gold
Daye Non-Ferrous Metals Mining Ltd.
CID000343
CHINA
Gold
Degussa Sonne / Mond Goldhandel GmbH
CID002867
GERMANY
Gold
DODUCO Contacts and Refining GmbH*
CID000362
GERMANY
Gold
Dowa*
CID000401
JAPAN
Gold
DSC (Do Sung Corporation)*
CID000359
KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
Gold
Eco-System Recycling Co., Ltd.*
CID000425
JAPAN
Gold
Elemetal Refining, LLC
CID001322
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Gold
Emirates Gold DMCC*
CID002561
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Gold
Fidelity Printers and Refiners Ltd.
CID002515
ZIMBABWE
Gold
GCC Gujrat Gold Centre Pvt. Ltd.
CID002852
INDIA
Gold
Geib Refining Corporation*
CID002459
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Gold
Gold Refinery of Zijin Mining Group Co., Ltd.*
CID002243
CHINA
Gold
Great Wall Precious Metals Co., Ltd. of CBPM
CID001909
CHINA
Gold
Guangdong Jinding Gold Limited
CID002312
CHINA

9



Metal
Standard Smelter Name
RMI
Smelter ID
Smelter Location
Gold
Guoda Safina High-Tech Environmental Refinery Co., Ltd.
CID000651
CHINA
Gold
Hangzhou Fuchunjiang Smelting Co., Ltd.
CID000671
CHINA
Gold
Heimerle + Meule GmbH*
CID000694
GERMANY
Gold
Heraeus Metals Hong Kong Ltd.*
CID000707
CHINA
Gold
Heraeus Precious Metals GmbH & Co. KG*
CID000711
GERMANY
Gold
Hunan Chenzhou Mining Co., Ltd.
CID000767
CHINA
Gold
HwaSeong CJ CO., LTD.
CID000778
KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
Gold
Inner Mongolia Qiankun Gold and Silver Refinery Share Co., Ltd.*
CID000801
CHINA
Gold
Ishifuku Metal Industry Co., Ltd.*
CID000807
JAPAN
Gold
Istanbul Gold Refinery*
CID000814
TURKEY
Gold
Italpreziosi*
CID002765
ITALY
Gold
Japan Mint*
CID000823
JAPAN
Gold
Jiangxi Copper Co., Ltd.*
CID000855
CHINA
Gold
JSC Ekaterinburg Non-Ferrous Metal Processing Plant*
CID000927
RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Gold
JSC Uralelectromed*
CID000929
RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Gold
JX Nippon Mining & Metals Co., Ltd.*
CID000937
JAPAN
Gold
Kaloti Precious Metals
CID002563
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Gold
Kazakhmys Smelting LLC
CID000956
KAZAKHSTAN
Gold
Kazzinc*
CID000957
KAZAKHSTAN
Gold
Kennecott Utah Copper LLC*
CID000969
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Gold
KGHM Polska Miedz Spolka Akcyjna
CID002511
POLAND
Gold
Kojima Chemicals Co., Ltd.*
CID000981
JAPAN
Gold
Korea Zinc Co., Ltd.*
CID002605
KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
Gold
Kyrgyzaltyn JSC*
CID001029
KYRGYZSTAN
Gold
L'azurde Company For Jewelry
CID001032
SAUDI ARABIA
Gold
Lingbao Gold Co., Ltd.
CID001056
CHINA
Gold
Lingbao Jinyuan Tonghui Refinery Co., Ltd.
CID001058
CHINA
Gold
L'Orfebre S.A.
CID002762
ANDORRA

10



Metal
Standard Smelter Name
RMI
Smelter ID
Smelter Location
Gold
LS-NIKKO Copper Inc.*
CID001078
KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
Gold
Luoyang Zijin Yinhui Gold Refinery Co., Ltd.
CID001093
CHINA
Gold
Marsam Metals*
CID002606
BRAZIL
Gold
Materion*
CID001113
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Gold
Matsuda Sangyo Co., Ltd.*
CID001119
JAPAN
Gold
Metalor Technologies (Hong Kong) Ltd.*
CID001149
CHINA
Gold
Metalor Technologies (Singapore) Pte., Ltd.*
CID001152
SINGAPORE
Gold
Metalor Technologies (Suzhou) Ltd.*
CID001147
CHINA
Gold
Metalor Technologies S.A.*
CID001153
SWITZERLAND
Gold
Metalor USA Refining Corporation*
CID001157
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Gold
Metalurgica Met-Mex Penoles S.A. De C.V.*
CID001161
MEXICO
Gold
Mitsubishi Materials Corporation*
CID001188
JAPAN
Gold
Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co., Ltd.*
CID001193
JAPAN
Gold
MMTC-PAMP India Pvt., Ltd.*
CID002509
INDIA
Gold
Modeltech Sdn Bhd
CID002857
MALAYSIA
Gold
Morris and Watson
CID002282
NEW ZEALAND
Gold
Morris and Watson Gold Coast
CID002866
AUSTRALIA
Gold
Moscow Special Alloys Processing Plant*
CID001204
RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Gold
Nadir Metal Rafineri San. Ve Tic. A.S.*
CID001220
TURKEY
Gold
Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Combinat
CID001236
UZBEKISTAN
Gold
Nihon Material Co., Ltd.*
CID001259
JAPAN
Gold
Ogussa Osterreichische Gold- und Silber-Scheideanstalt GmbH*
CID002779
AUSTRIA
Gold
Ohura Precious Metal Industry Co., Ltd.*
CID001325
JAPAN
Gold
OJSC "The Gulidov Krasnoyarsk Non-Ferrous Metals Plant" (OJSC Krastsvetmet)*
CID001326
RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Gold
OJSC Novosibirsk Refinery*
CID000493
RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Gold
PAMP S.A.*
CID001352
SWITZERLAND
Gold
Pease & Curren
CID002872
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Gold
Penglai Penggang Gold Industry Co., Ltd.
CID001362
CHINA

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Metal
Standard Smelter Name
RMI
Smelter ID
Smelter Location
Gold
Prioksky Plant of Non-Ferrous Metals*
CID001386
RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Gold
PT Aneka Tambang (Persero) Tbk*
CID001397
INDONESIA
Gold
PX Precinox S.A.*
CID001498
SWITZERLAND
Gold
Rand Refinery (Pty) Ltd.*
CID001512
SOUTH AFRICA
Gold
Refinery of Seemine Gold Co., Ltd.
CID000522
CHINA
Gold
Remondis Argentia B.V.
CID002582
NETHERLANDS
Gold
Republic Metals Corporation*
CID002510
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Gold
Royal Canadian Mint*
CID001534
CANADA
Gold
SAAMP*
CID002761
FRANCE
Gold
Sabin Metal Corp.
CID001546
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Gold
SAFINA A.S.
CID002290
CZECH REPUBLIC
Gold
Sai Refinery
CID002853
INDIA
Gold
Samduck Precious Metals*
CID001555
KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
Gold
Samwon Metals Corp.
CID001562
KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
Gold
SAXONIA Edelmetalle GmbH*
CID002777
GERMANY
Gold
Schone Edelmetaal B.V.*
CID001573
NETHERLANDS
Gold
SEMPSA Joyeria Plateria S.A.*
CID001585
SPAIN
Gold
Shandong Tiancheng Biological Gold Industrial Co., Ltd.
CID001619
CHINA
Gold
Shandong Zhaojin Gold & Silver Refinery Co., Ltd.*
CID001622
CHINA
Gold
Sichuan Tianze Precious Metals Co., Ltd.*
CID001736
CHINA
Gold
Singway Technology Co., Ltd.*
CID002516
TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA
Gold
SOE Shyolkovsky Factory of Secondary Precious Metals*
CID001756
RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Gold
Solar Applied Materials Technology Corp.*
CID001761
TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA
Gold
Sudan Gold Refinery
CID002567
SUDAN
Gold
Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.*
CID001798
JAPAN
Gold
SungEel HiMetal Co., Ltd.*
CID002918
KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
Gold
T.C.A S.p.A*
CID002580
ITALY
Gold
Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K.*
CID001875
JAPAN

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Metal
Standard Smelter Name
RMI
Smelter ID
Smelter Location
Gold
The Refinery of Shandong Gold Mining Co., Ltd.*
CID001916
CHINA
Gold
Tokuriki Honten Co., Ltd.*
CID001938
JAPAN
Gold
Tongling Nonferrous Metals Group Co., Ltd.
CID001947
CHINA
Gold
Tony Goetz NV
CID002587
BELGIUM
Gold
Torecom*
CID001955
KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
Gold
Umicore Brasil Ltda.*
CID001977
BRAZIL
Gold
Umicore Precious Metals Thailand*
CID002314
THAILAND
Gold
Umicore S.A. Business Unit Precious Metals Refining*
CID001980
BELGIUM
Gold
United Precious Metal Refining, Inc.*
CID001993
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Gold
Universal Precious Metals Refining Zambia
CID002854
ZAMBIA
Gold
Valcambi S.A.*
CID002003
SWITZERLAND
Gold
Western Australian Mint (T/a The Perth Mint)*
CID002030
AUSTRALIA
Gold
WIELAND Edelmetalle GmbH*
CID002778
GERMANY
Gold
Yamakin Co., Ltd.*
CID002100
JAPAN
Gold
Yokohama Metal Co., Ltd.*
CID002129
JAPAN
Gold
Yunnan Copper Industry Co., Ltd.
CID000197
CHINA
Gold
Zhongyuan Gold Smelter of Zhongjin Gold Corporation*
CID002224
CHINA
Tantalum
Changsha South Tantalum Niobium Co., Ltd.*
CID000211
CHINA
Tantalum
D Block Metals, LLC*
CID002504
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Tantalum
Duoluoshan
CID000410
CHINA
Tantalum
Exotech Inc.*
CID000456
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Tantalum
F&X Electro-Materials Ltd.*
CID000460
CHINA
Tantalum
FIR Metals & Resource Ltd.*
CID002505
CHINA
Tantalum
Global Advanced Metals Aizu*
CID002558
JAPAN
Tantalum
Global Advanced Metals Boyertown*
CID002557
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Tantalum
Guangdong Rising Rare Metals-EO Materials Ltd.*
CID000291
CHINA
Tantalum
Guangdong Zhiyuan New Material Co., Ltd.*
CID000616
CHINA
Tantalum
H.C. Starck Co., Ltd.*
CID002544
THAILAND
Tantalum
H.C. Starck Hermsdorf GmbH*
CID002547
GERMANY

13



Metal
Standard Smelter Name
RMI
Smelter ID
Smelter Location
Tantalum
H.C. Starck Inc.*
CID002548
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Tantalum
H.C. Starck Ltd.*
CID002549
JAPAN
Tantalum
H.C. Starck Smelting GmbH & Co. KG*
CID002550
GERMANY
Tantalum
H.C. Starck Tantalum and Niobium GmbH*
CID002545
GERMANY
Tantalum
Hengyang King Xing Lifeng New Materials Co., Ltd.*
CID002492
CHINA
Tantalum
Jiangxi Dinghai Tantalum & Niobium Co., Ltd.*
CID002512
CHINA
Tantalum
Jiangxi Tuohong New Raw Material*
CID002842
CHINA
Tantalum
JiuJiang JinXin Nonferrous Metals Co., Ltd.*
CID000914
CHINA
Tantalum
Jiujiang Tanbre Co., Ltd.*
CID000917
CHINA
Tantalum
Jiujiang Zhongao Tantalum & Niobium Co., Ltd.*
CID002506
CHINA
Tantalum
KEMET Blue Metals*
CID002539
MEXICO
Tantalum
KEMET Blue Powder*
CID002568
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Tantalum
LSM Brasil S.A.*
CID001076
BRAZIL
Tantalum
Metallurgical Products India Pvt., Ltd.*
CID001163
INDIA
Tantalum
Mineracao Taboca S.A.*
CID001175
BRAZIL
Tantalum
Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co., Ltd.*
CID001192
JAPAN
Tantalum
Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry Co., Ltd.*
CID001277
CHINA
Tantalum
NPM Silmet AS*
CID001200
ESTONIA
Tantalum
Power Resources Ltd.*
CID002847
MACEDONIA, THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF
Tantalum
QuantumClean*
CID001508
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Tantalum
Resind Industria e Comercio Ltda.*
CID002707
BRAZIL
Tantalum
RFH Tantalum Smeltery Co., Ltd./Yanling Jincheng Tantalum & Niobium Co., Ltd.*
CID001522
CHINA
Tantalum
Solikamsk Magnesium Works OAO*
CID001769
RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Tantalum
Taki Chemical Co., Ltd.*
CID001869
JAPAN
Tantalum
Telex Metals*
CID001891
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Tantalum
Ulba Metallurgical Plant JSC*
CID001969
KAZAKHSTAN
Tantalum
XinXing HaoRong Electronic Material Co., Ltd.*
CID002508
CHINA
Tantalum
Yichun Jin Yang Rare Metal Co., Ltd.*
CID002307
CHINA

14



Metal
Standard Smelter Name
RMI
Smelter ID
Smelter Location
Tin
Alpha*
CID000292
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Tin
Chenzhou Yunxiang Mining and Metallurgy Co., Ltd.*
CID000228
CHINA
Tin
China Tin Group Co., Ltd.*
CID001070
CHINA
Tin
CNMC (Guangxi) PGMA Co., Ltd.
CID000278
CHINA
Tin
CV Ayi Jaya*
CID002570
INDONESIA
Tin
CV Dua Sekawan*
CID002592
INDONESIA
Tin
CV Gita Pesona*
CID000306
INDONESIA
Tin
CV United Smelting*
CID000315
INDONESIA
Tin
CV Venus Inti Perkasa*
CID002455
INDONESIA
Tin
Dowa*
CID000402
JAPAN
Tin
Electro-Mechanical Facility of the Cao Bang Minerals & Metallurgy Joint Stock Company
CID002572
VIETNAM
Tin
EM Vinto*
CID000438
BOLIVIA (PLURINATIONAL STATE OF)
Tin
Fenix Metals*
CID000468
POLAND
Tin
Gejiu Fengming Metallurgy Chemical Plant*
CID002848
CHINA
Tin
Gejiu Jinye Mineral Company*
CID002859
CHINA
Tin
Gejiu Kai Meng Industry and Trade LLC*
CID000942
CHINA
Tin
Gejiu Non-Ferrous Metal Processing Co., Ltd.*
CID000538
CHINA
Tin
Gejiu Yunxin Nonferrous Electrolysis Co., Ltd.*
CID001908
CHINA
Tin
Gejiu Zili Mining And Metallurgy Co., Ltd.
CID000555
CHINA
Tin
Guangdong Hanhe Non-Ferrous Metal Co., Ltd.*
CID003116
CHINA
Tin
Guanyang Guida Nonferrous Metal Smelting Plant*
CID002849
CHINA
Tin
HuiChang Hill Tin Industry Co., Ltd.*
CID002844
CHINA
Tin
Huichang Jinshunda Tin Co., Ltd.*
CID000760
CHINA
Tin
Jiangxi Ketai Advanced Material Co., Ltd.*
CID000244
CHINA
Tin
Jiangxi New Nanshan Technology Ltd.*
CID001231
CHINA
Tin
Magnu's Minerais Metais e Ligas Ltda.*
CID002468
BRAZIL
Tin
Malaysia Smelting Corporation (MSC)*
CID001105
MALAYSIA
Tin
Melt Metais e Ligas S.A.*
CID002500
BRAZIL
Tin
Metallic Resources, Inc.*
CID001142
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Tin
Metallo Belgium N.V.*
CID002773
BELGIUM

15



Metal
Standard Smelter Name
RMI
Smelter ID
Smelter Location
Tin
Metallo Spain S.L.U.*
CID002774
SPAIN
Tin
Mineracao Taboca S.A.*
CID001173
BRAZIL
Tin
Minsur*
CID001182
PERU
Tin
Mitsubishi Materials Corporation*
CID001191
JAPAN
Tin
Modeltech Sdn Bhd
CID002858
MALAYSIA
Tin
O.M. Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd.*
CID001314
THAILAND
Tin
O.M. Manufacturing Philippines, Inc.*
CID002517
PHILIPPINES
Tin
Operaciones Metalurgical S.A.*
CID001337
BOLIVIA (PLURINATIONAL STATE OF)
Tin
PT Aries Kencana Sejahtera*
CID000309
INDONESIA
Tin
PT Artha Cipta Langgeng*
CID001399
INDONESIA
Tin
PT ATD Makmur Mandiri Jaya*
CID002503
INDONESIA
Tin
PT Babel Inti Perkasa*
CID001402
INDONESIA
Tin
PT Bangka Prima Tin*
CID002776
INDONESIA
Tin
PT Bangka Tin Industry*
CID001419
INDONESIA
Tin
PT Belitung Industri Sejahtera*
CID001421
INDONESIA
Tin
PT Bukit Timah*
CID001428
INDONESIA
Tin
PT DS Jaya Abadi*
CID001434
INDONESIA
Tin
PT Eunindo Usaha Mandiri*
CID001438
INDONESIA
Tin
PT Inti Stania Prima*
CID002530
INDONESIA
Tin
PT Karimun Mining*
CID001448
INDONESIA
Tin
PT Kijang Jaya Mandiri*
CID002829
INDONESIA
Tin
PT Lautan Harmonis Sejahtera*
CID002870
INDONESIA
Tin
PT Menara Cipta Mulia*
CID002835
INDONESIA
Tin
PT Mitra Stania Prima*
CID001453
INDONESIA
Tin
PT Panca Mega Persada*
CID001457
INDONESIA
Tin
PT Premium Tin Indonesia*
CID000313
INDONESIA
Tin
PT Prima Timah Utama*
CID001458
INDONESIA
Tin
PT RAJEHA ARIQ*
CID002593
INDONESIA
Tin
PT Refined Bangka Tin*
CID001460
INDONESIA
Tin
PT Sariwiguna Binasentosa*
CID001463
INDONESIA
Tin
PT Stanindo Inti Perkasa*
CID001468
INDONESIA
Tin
PT Sukses Inti Makmur*
CID002816
INDONESIA
Tin
PT Sumber Jaya Indah*
CID001471
INDONESIA

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Metal
Standard Smelter Name
RMI
Smelter ID
Smelter Location
Tin
PT Timah (Persero) Tbk Kundur*
CID001477
INDONESIA
Tin
PT Timah (Persero) Tbk Mentok*
CID001482
INDONESIA
Tin
PT Tinindo Inter Nusa*
CID001490
INDONESIA
Tin
PT Tommy Utama*
CID001493
INDONESIA
Tin
Resind Industria e Comercio Ltda.*
CID002706
BRAZIL
Tin
Rui Da Hung*
CID001539
TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA
Tin
Soft Metais Ltda.*
CID001758
BRAZIL
Tin
Thaisarco*
CID001898
THAILAND
Tin
White Solder Metalurgia e Mineracao Ltda.*
CID002036
BRAZIL
Tin
Yunnan Chengfeng Non-ferrous Metals Co., Ltd.*
CID002158
CHINA
Tin
Yunnan Tin Company Limited*
CID002180
CHINA
Tungsten
A.L.M.T. TUNGSTEN Corp.*
CID000004
JAPAN
Tungsten
ACL Metais Eireli*
CID002833
BRAZIL
Tungsten
Asia Tungsten Products Vietnam Ltd.*
CID002502
VIETNAM
Tungsten
Chenzhou Diamond Tungsten Products Co., Ltd.*
CID002513
CHINA
Tungsten
Chongyi Zhangyuan Tungsten Co., Ltd.*
CID000258
CHINA
Tungsten
Fujian Jinxin Tungsten Co., Ltd.*
CID000499
CHINA
Tungsten
Ganzhou Huaxing Tungsten Products Co., Ltd.*
CID000875
CHINA
Tungsten
Ganzhou Jiangwu Ferrotungsten Co., Ltd.*
CID002315
CHINA
Tungsten
Ganzhou Seadragon W & Mo Co., Ltd.*
CID002494
CHINA
Tungsten
Global Tungsten & Powders Corp.*
CID000568
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Tungsten
Guangdong Xianglu Tungsten Co., Ltd.*
CID000218
CHINA
Tungsten
H.C. Starck Smelting GmbH & Co. KG*
CID002542
GERMANY
Tungsten
H.C. Starck Tungsten GmbH*
CID002541
GERMANY
Tungsten
Hunan Chenzhou Mining Co., Ltd.*
CID000766
CHINA
Tungsten
Hunan Chuangda Vanadium Tungsten Co., Ltd. Wuji*
CID002579
CHINA
Tungsten
Hunan Chunchang Nonferrous Metals Co., Ltd.*
CID000769
CHINA
Tungsten
Hydrometallurg, JSC*
CID002649
RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Tungsten
Japan New Metals Co., Ltd.*
CID000825
JAPAN
Tungsten
Jiangwu H.C. Starck Tungsten Products Co., Ltd.*
CID002551
CHINA
Tungsten
Jiangxi Gan Bei Tungsten Co., Ltd.*
CID002321
CHINA

17



Metal
Standard Smelter Name
RMI
Smelter ID
Smelter Location
Tungsten
Jiangxi Tonggu Non-ferrous Metallurgical & Chemical Co., Ltd.*
CID002318
CHINA
Tungsten
Jiangxi Xinsheng Tungsten Industry Co., Ltd.*
CID002317
CHINA
Tungsten
Jiangxi Xiushui Xianggan Nonferrous Metals Co., Ltd.*
CID002535
CHINA
Tungsten
Jiangxi Yaosheng Tungsten Co., Ltd.*
CID002316
CHINA
Tungsten
Kennametal Fallon*
CID000966
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Tungsten
Kennametal Huntsville*
CID000105
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Tungsten
Malipo Haiyu Tungsten Co., Ltd.*
CID002319
CHINA
Tungsten
Moliren Ltd.*
CID002845
RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Tungsten
Niagara Refining LLC*
CID002589
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Tungsten
Nui Phao H.C. Starck Tungsten Chemicals Manufacturing LLC*
CID002543
VIETNAM
Tungsten
Philippine Chuangxin Industrial Co., Inc.*
CID002827
PHILIPPINES
Tungsten
South-East Nonferrous Metal Company Limited of Hengyang City*
CID002815
CHINA
Tungsten
Tejing (Vietnam) Tungsten Co., Ltd.*
CID001889
VIETNAM
Tungsten
Unecha Refractory metals plant*
CID002724
RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Tungsten
Vietnam Youngsun Tungsten Industry Co., Ltd.*
CID002011
VIETNAM
Tungsten
Wolfram Bergbau und Hutten AG*
CID002044
AUSTRIA
Tungsten
Woltech Korea Co., Ltd.*
CID002843
KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
Tungsten
Xiamen Tungsten (H.C.) Co., Ltd.*
CID002320
CHINA
Tungsten
Xiamen Tungsten Co., Ltd.*
CID002082
CHINA
Tungsten
Xinfeng Huarui Tungsten & Molybdenum New Material Co., Ltd.*
CID002830
CHINA
Tungsten
Xinhai Rendan Shaoguan Tungsten Co., Ltd.*
CID002095
CHINA

* Smelters have been validated as Conformant to the RMAP as of March 26, 2018.

The countries of origin for the smelters listed in the table above may include the following countries: Australia, Austria, Benin, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Mexico,

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Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Spain, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, United States of America, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Calendar Year 2018 Due Diligence Planned Improvements

For the year ending December 31, 2018, we plan to take the following actions to mitigate the risk that the 3TG used in our products benefit armed groups in the Covered Countries:
Continue to work with those suppliers who have provided incomplete or inaccurate smelter information in their CMRT and drive them to 100% identification of the actual smelters in their supply chains;
Continue to communicate to suppliers the importance of using smelters that are conformant to the RMAP, or equivalent;
Continue to monitor and maintain a conflict-free status for our Mobile Products and IoT Products;
Continue to work towards a conflict-free status for our Infrastructure and Defense Products (other than the IoT Products referenced above);
Continue our active participation in the RMI, including the engagement of smelters in the RMAP;
Reorganize Qorvo’s supplier onboarding process to improve the checkpoint for conflict minerals;
Improve the mechanism we use to track the delivery of conflict minerals training; and
Improve visibility to our grievance mechanism policy.

Forward-Looking Statements
This Conflict Minerals Report contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding our due diligence planned improvements, and other statements preceded by terminology such as “believes,” “continue,” “could,” “estimates,” “expects,” “goal,” “hope,” “intends,” “may,” “plans,” “potential,” “predicts,” “projects,” “reasonably,” “should,” “thinks,” “will” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology, and include, among others, our planned improvements. These statements are only predictions or our current intentions. We do not guarantee future activities, performance or achievements, which could be affected by, among other things, changes in Rule 13p-1, interpretations of Rule 13p-1, international due diligence frameworks, law, our internal allocation of resources or emphasis, customer demands or expectations, and the cooperation of suppliers. We do not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this Conflict Minerals Report. These forward-looking statements are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provision of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.


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EXHIBIT A



INDEPENDENT AUDITOR’S REPORT

To:
Qorvo, Inc.
 
7628 Thorndike Road
 
Greensboro, NC 27409 USA


Douglas Hileman Consulting LLC (“DHC”) understands that Qorvo, Inc. (“the Company”) is subject to reporting under Section 13(p) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (17 CFR 240.13p-1), which pertains to conflict minerals. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Release No. 34-67716 (final rule on Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act relating to the use of conflict minerals), or “the Rule”, released August 22, 2012, includes a provision for an Independent Private Sector Audit (“IPSA”). DHC conducted an IPSA of the Company’s Conflict Minerals Report for the reporting period from January 1 to December 31, 2017 (“Qorvo 2017 Conflict Minerals Report”).

DHC conducted the IPSA using the audit objectives set forth in 17 CFR Part 249b.400, Section 1, Item 1.01, which provide that the auditor is to express an opinion or conclusion as to:

whether the design of the Company’s due diligence framework, as set forth in the Conflict Minerals Report for the reporting period (from January 1 to December 31, 2017), is in conformity with, in all material respects, the criteria set forth in the Organisation of Economic Co-Operation and Development Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas, Third Edition 2016 (“OECD Due Diligence Guidance”) (“Objective #1”), and
whether the Company’s description of the due diligence measures it performed, as set forth in the “Due Diligence Measures Performed” section of the Qorvo 2017 Conflict Minerals Report, is consistent with the due diligence process that the Company undertook (“Objective #2”).

Management is responsible for the design of the Company’s due diligence framework and the description of the Company’s due diligence measures set forth in the Qorvo 2017 Conflict Minerals Report, and performance of the due diligence measures. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the design of the Company’s due diligence framework and on the description of the due diligence measures the Company performed, based on our examination.

We conducted this audit in accordance with performance standards established by the Government Accountability Office for Government Auditing Standards (2011 Revision) (commonly referred to as Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS)) for Performance Audits, published by the Comptroller General of the United States. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain sufficient, appropriate evidence to provide a reasonable basis for our findings and conclusions based

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on our audit objectives. We believe that the evidence obtained provides a reasonable basis for our findings and conclusions based on our audit objectives.

Our examination was not conducted for the purpose of evaluating:

the completeness, accuracy, or support of the process the Company uses to determine the scope of products it manufactures or contracts to manufacture that are subject to the Rule, or to due diligence;
the consistency of the due diligence measures that the Company performed with either the design of the Company’s due diligence framework or the OECD Due Diligence Guidance, other than as required to fulfill a stated audit objective;
the completeness of the Company’s description of the due diligence measures performed;
the suitability of the design or operating effectiveness of the Company’s due diligence process,
whether a third party can determine from the Qorvo 2017 Conflict Minerals Report if the due diligence measures the Company performed are consistent with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance;
the Company’s reasonable country of origin inquiry (“RCOI”), including the suitability of the design of the RCOI, its operating effectiveness, or the results thereof; or
the Company’s conclusions about the source or chain of custody of its conflict minerals, those products subject to due diligence, or the DRC Conflict Free status of its products.

Our IPSA would not necessarily disclose all weaknesses in the design of due diligence or all instances of steps taken to implement the due diligence because we based our review on selective tests. Accordingly, we do not express an opinion or any other form of assurance on the aforementioned matters or any other matters included in any section of the Qorvo 2017 Conflict Minerals Report other than section(s) within the scope of this audit.

SCOPE AND METHODOLOGY

Scope

We performed this audit from March 12, 2018 to May 22, 2018 using GAGAS for Performance Audits.

During the IPSA, we reviewed contents of the Qorvo 2017 Conflict Minerals Report. The Company provided some documents and a draft report at project initiation, enabling us to begin our procedures. The Company provided a final report on May 7, 2018 included as Exhibit 1.01 in the Company’s Form SD, Specialized Disclosure Report.

The Rule specifies the two IPSA objectives, as noted above.

Methodology

For Objective #1, we confirmed that the Company used the OECD Due Diligence Guidance as the basis for the design of its 3TG due diligence. We used the OECD Due Diligence Guidance as the criteria for evaluating the Company’s design of its due diligence framework. We gathered evidence in the form of documents, records, and interviews with individuals with roles and responsibilities for applicable elements of the due diligence. We compared the evidence with the criteria as stated in the OECD Due Diligence Guidance steps and sub-steps. If we identified gaps, we considered whether each gap would be “material.”

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We used the “Due Diligence Design” and “Due Diligence Measures Performed” sections of the Qorvo 2017 Conflict Minerals Report as the criteria for Objective #2. We determined applicable sections to be those that described due diligence steps the Company took during, or pertaining to, the reporting period. We did not include conclusions, claims, or forward-looking statements.

We assessed risks on the Company’s description of due diligence steps taken. Based on our risk assessment, we selected statements and:

reviewed documents and records provided by the Company in response to our requests;
interviewed individuals involved in the due diligence steps described in the Qorvo 2017 Conflict Minerals Report; and
tested selected steps.
  
We provided management the opportunity to review and offer comments on a draft of this report. Company management offered no comments.

CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

In our opinion,

the design of the Company’s due diligence framework for the reporting period from January 1 to December 31, 2017, as set forth in the “Due Diligence Design” section of the Qorvo 2017 Conflict Minerals Report, is in conformity, in all material respects, with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance, and
the Company’s description of the due diligence measures it performed as set forth in the “Due Diligence Measures Performed” section of the Qorvo 2017 Conflict Minerals Report, is consistent with the due diligence process that the Company undertook.

We make no recommendations.


Douglas Hileman, CRMA, CPEA, FSA
President, Douglas Hileman Consulting LLC
Van Nuys, California
May 22, 2018



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