Am I the only one worried about some of the Chinese fabless companies now being state-owned? In the current environment in which the Chinese government keeps using the antimonopoly investigations to pressure foreigh companies, I suspect that Chinese state-owned chip companies -- with less transparency -- will enjoy unfair advantages for years to come.
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.