How much lower will SEMI book-to-bill go? Blog 5/23/2001 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- Inconceivable as it seemed five months ago, the book-to-bill ratio for North American-based suppliers of chip production systems crashed to a new record low of 0.42 in April, based on new data released on Tuesday evening by the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) trade group here.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.