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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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The console is one of the primary aspects of NFC control. An NFC device, like a phone, gets placed in a tray beneath the console, and all of the personalized aspects programmatically take over the car's features -- for example, this console displays a calendar and other information from the phone.

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