One omission above is that the quartz crystal makers like Epson are not standing still while their market gets hammered by MEMS and CMOS-only oscillators. In fact, Epson claims its QMEMS slims down quartz into packages that are just as small as MEMS, and much more accurate than CMOS.
Who do you think will win-out in the quartz versus MEMS versis CMOS-only oscillator market?
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.