Forever the optimist, Mr. Penn. Semiconductors are becoming increasingly a commodity and prices are going down faster than demand is going up. A good forecast should take into account the expected economic situation. There was no dramatic growth forecast for the economy last year and this year is not likely to be much different - a long slow haul.
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.