Agam ShahU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

Follow me on Google+

Agam Shah covers PCs, tablets, servers, chips, and semiconductors for the IDG News Service, and is based in New York.

intel wafer 100046546 large

After a lapse, Intel looks to catch up with Moore's Law again

For Intel, the temporary inability to keep up with Moore's Law -- the foundation of its business -- was a minor embarrassment, but the company is trying hard to catch up.

ron coughlin 2

Business wearables are a juicy target market for HP

HP Inc. is shying away from the consumer wearable market, but sees an untapped opportunity in wearables for businesses.

Venkata Renduchintala

Intel taps former Qualcomm exec to run PC, IOT and software businesses

Poaching for top executives is common among chip rivals, and Intel has nabbed a top Qualcomm executive to run its PC, mobile, IoT and software businesses.

jolla hero 2

In Sailfish struggles, a cautionary tale for alternative mobile OSes

With Android and iOS dominating the mobile OS market, it's tough going for alternatives like Sailfish, now in survival mode as its maker, Jolla, moves to lay off "a big part" of its personnel.

3d xpoint die

Intel's crazy fast Optane memory and storage will hit enthusiast PCs first

Enthusiast desktops will be the first to get Intel's new class of Optane products, which could bring much faster SSDs and memory to PCs.

intel wafer 100046546 large

Intel envisions smarter autonomous cars with Altera FPGAs

Intel said FPGAs could be used in autonomous cars and IoT devices.

Intel Galileo

Microsoft pulls Windows support from Intel's Galileo boards for makers

Microsoft is pulling support for Windows 10 from Intel's Galileo board, saying the computer does not meet minimum hardware requirements.


Windows Phone's future is grim, says Gartner

Samsung remains the top smartphone vendor worldwide, followed by Apple.

Server platform based on Qualcomm ARM server chip

Server vendors tap ARM chips to give users alternative to Intel

For a while it was hard to get a hand on an ARM, but that may not be the case soon.

shield tablet with cover

Nvidia's gamer-centric Shield Tablet K1 comes back with GeForce Now and a killer price

Nvidia is staying in the tablet market after being hit with a recall of its Shield Tablet, relaunching the device under a new name and at a lower price.

Japan chases title of world's fastest computer with new system

Japan is developing a new supercomputer that could be among the world's fastest computers when released in 2020.

The 20-petaflop Titan supercomputer

Alternative processors tapped to fulfill supercomputing's need for speed

The world's fastest supercomputers are getting coprocessors to boost performance, and the number of such systems will continue to grow.

knights ferry imagea large

Intel's 72-core processor jumps from supercomputers to workstations

Intel tries to bring more computing muscle to desks

knights ferry imagea large

Intel's crazy fast 72-core chip will appear in supercomputers next year

There's been a slight delay, but the latest version of Intel's fastest processor will finally reach supercomputers early next year.


Low-end servers get DDR4 memory

Dell and HPE are bringing a new form of DDR memory to low-end servers in order to let small and medium-size businesses run databases and other applications faster.