Many of these investments support the Intel Media initiative. A virtual cable operator will require more chips in the home to deliver better processing power for the services (and hence, Intel hardware moves from computing to other markets while they maintain control of the platform, h/w and s/w).
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.