I believe the Chinese market has matured significantly over recent years. They may be copying basic system architectures and look and feel, but these companies are doing SoC designs based on a range of ARM, MIPS and other IP licenses.
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.