Largely, AMD virtually disappeared in 2011. It was already weakening in 2010. Have to wait and see if this branching out into new markets and platforms will work for them or not. Historically, a good fraction of them will bust. But this time, they may not be able to comfortably rely on the core PC sector as before.
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.