In addition to new markets and customers, I am sure a good %% of this figure includes cannibalization from what would have been laptop sales. Many consumers are opting for less costly but highly portable (not to mention ease of use) products like Tablets.
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.