TI's Silicon Valley Labs has incorporated much of the former National Semiconductor NS Labs. Projects there are a continuation of some NS projects prior to TI's acquisition as well as new focus driven by TI.
Speaking from personal experience, both the NS Labs activities and now the total TI Silicon Valley Labs environment will result in disruptive solutions to customer problems in the near future.
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.