Supporting the endless stream of functions being pounded into portables, the EMIF02-MIC07F3 microphone interface chip integrates complete noise filtering, ESD protection, and biasing for one microphone in a package measuring 1.37 mm2. The chip replaces multiple discrete components that consume at least 20.8 mm2. Available in an eight-bump, lead-free flip-chip IPAD package, price is $0.25 each/5,000. STMICROELECTRONICS, Lexington, MA. (888) 787-3550.