Cirrus Logic actually purchased Apex Microtechnology for $42 million in 2007, and this most recent transaction is about the sale of the hybrid product line from the Apex Precision Power business unit within Cirrus Logic, creating Apex Microtechnology once again. The remaining product lines from the Apex Precision Power business unit will remain a part of Cirrus Logic.
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.