Fusion-io ratchets up server speeds for IBM, others News & Analysis 3/1/2011 3 comments Fusion-io has scored a couple of OEM deals that take the IOPS (Input/Output Operations Per Second), a common benchmark for hard disks, solid state drives, and other computer storage devices, into the Terabytes per second region.
ADI ups ante in high-precision MEMS gyros News & Analysis 3/1/2011 6 comments Analog Devices has invented a quad-differential MEMS gyroscope sensor that harness four separate MEMS elements to cancel out the effects or noise, vibration and excessive linear acceleration.
Australian fab obtains U.S. accreditation News & Analysis 3/1/2011 Post a comment The U.S. Defense MicroElectronics Activity (DMEA)-a unit of the Pentagon's Office of the Director of Defense Research and Engineering-has awarded Australia's Silanna Semiconductor with the Accreditation of Trust.
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.