I must confess to never having used a MIPS processor, instead I had leaned towards the ARM family early on. I am wondering what the IP portfolio is that would be of value to other companies. I would like to know what the analysis think was the limiting factor in the MIPS line? Was it the overall speed, performance, or cost that was the limiting factor in the "ARMs" race?
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.