ST denies break up rumor News & Analysis 10/12/2012 6 comments STMicroelectronics, Europe's largest chip manufacturer, denied it is breaking up the company after reports surfaced that such a move is being considered.
Patents, innovation and misuse Blog 10/9/2012 1 comment A few weeks ago, I had some words to say about a patent prior art search contest and even more with some Apple filings. Here is some updated information…
Sales at TSMC, UMC climb in Q3 Design How-To 10/9/2012 Post a comment Foundry sales at TSMC and UMC climbed strongly in the third quarter well ahead of their sales in the same period a year before. However, the picture was mixed with September sales showing slight signs of weakness.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & 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? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times