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Just when we thought Samsung was the only one miniaturizing handhelds, Oki Electric is stepping up to the plate with a tiny chip that incorporates a digital audio converter, a speaker amp, and 3D surround functionality. The chip is intended to improve sound quality in handhelds like cell phones and GPS navigators. Definitely a welcome addition, though shipments of the chip won't start until June.

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Oki ML2611 World's Smallest Stereo Speaker Amp [Fareastgizmos]