The US government thinks chip making is mature industry, does not need any more R/D funding.
They do not seem to make the connection, that chip making R/D drives the entire supply chain including systems, and results in high tech jobs.
And those jobs pay down the debt with their taxes, and buy products that drive the economy out of the doldrums.
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.