As pointed out by some of the earlier comments, Spansion is not the first to the market with an R5 core. While Spansion may provide misleading comments about their products, EETimes needs to confirm their veracity before publishing; you cannot just publish something verbatim! Though, this is not the first time this correspondent has been doing this. Sorry to say, these are poor journalistic standards.
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.