I would credit Henry Nicholas for this achievement... it was his brilliant acquisition spree in the early part of last decade that set the stage for this explosion in revenue. I believe that if Henry was still at the helm you'd look at BRCM becoming 2nd only to Intel.
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.