MEMS is having the best time it can. As mobile continues to penetrate, expect MEMS impact to continue to move forward. There are many more areas for MEMS to see growth besides the auto and mobile industries. Medical is the next opportunity and we are just starting.
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.