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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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NXP was demonstrating an NFC equipped car. For example, the car's locks can be NFC controlled, allowing you to use your phone, instead of keys or remote control to unlock it.

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