Yet another x-ray lithography consortium. I wonder how many of these have been formed, burned millions (or more?), and died over the past 3-4 decades. Do we think renaming x-ray "EUV" will render the overwhelming technical and economic challenges mere minor engineering modifications? We've been expecting x-ray since optical was supposed to run out of gas at 1 micron. If this is incubation, a C-section or abortion is long overdue.
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.