Executives say the bottom fell out of the bottom Blog 9/28/2001 Post a comment For months, executives from leading semiconductor and chip-equipment makers have insisted that the current IC downturn had hit the bottom in the third quarter, with a probable recovery due in 2002. But now a growing number of Silicon Valley executives do not seem to be sure they are seeing light at the end of the deep downturn tunnel.
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Executive Comment: Look out for system-on-a-chip hype Blog 9/4/2001 Post a comment There's been a lot of talk about how the system-on-a-chip will replace the traditional way of manufacturing individual semiconductors. Some industry experts believe it's only a matter of time before companies like Fairchild, a supplier of high-performance semiconductors, will have to conform to the SoC way of doing business.
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.