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I downloaded a BIOS updated for my Samsung netbook, and noticed it also updated the MICOM chip. What is a MICOM chip for? I tried Googling it to no avail.

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Someone asked the same question in German on another site, so I translated a few things. Turns out MICOM controls an Embedded System. In this case, it controls the keyboard.

Unlike previous Samsung models the V20/5 Micom keyboard controller is built into the executable BIOS file to ensure that the correct Micom is used with each new BIOS release. To update the Micom, please see BIOS Updates. (Samsung WWW site)

This means that the controller for your keyboard is automatically updated with the BIOS, so that there are no conflicts.

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Have to wait 3 days to accept this answer. Upvoted in the meantime –  IDWMaster Oct 28 '11 at 23:02
    
Thanks @IDWMaster –  Simon Sheehan Oct 28 '11 at 23:39
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