My speculation--and it is just speculation--is that the total amount of wafers in these two deals combined on a good day with the wind at their backs is less than a drop in Intel's very big bucket. I suspect the foundry parts of the deals are incidental, not strategic. If Intel can help accelerate the development of better batteries, that is strategic.
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.