IP key in CMOS image sensors Teardown 3/27/2006 Post a comment
One of the largest growth markets in the semiconductor industry continues to be CMOS image sensors. The inclusion of the "unblinking eye" in mobile handsets, optical mice and the like has driven this growth over the last few years and is projected to continue to fuel growth in the foreseeable future. The revenue for CMOS image sensors grew 65.9 percent in 2004 from the year before and is expected to reach $4.64 billion by 2007.
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.