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NFC, Pico & Audio: Mobile Chips In Full View

Many new mobile technology enhancements, from NFC to 4G to just plain old audio calling, are possible thanks to the silicon that makes it all so. At Mobile World Congress, there are as many chip manufacturers as any other mobile ecosystem player, and we met with everyone from Samsung to Intel to Qualcomm to Texas Instruments. Everyone's heard of them, but some of the most innovative advancements come from companies that are a bit more behind the scenes. Here are a few of our favorites from this
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Audience creates chips that enhance the audio quality of mobile calling. It does this by emulating the human ear, and how the human ear can zone in on a conversation and block out ambient noise. In its demonstration, Audience showed how its technology can suppress external noise. It was pretty amazing. Its chips are in several phones, including Samsung's Captivate. More phones coming soon, the company said.

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