Agam ShahU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

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Intel's full speed ahead on Skylake chips for tablets, PCs, servers

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich says partners, including PC makers, are looking forward to Skylake.

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Microsoft's Windows 10 for phones already gaining momentum

Smartphone makers and chip companies announce support for Microsoft's Windows 10 handset OS.

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Intel CEO Krzanich: What we're doing to succeed on smartphones

Intel is looking to partners to help make its mark in smartphones. IDG News Service sits down with Intel's chief executive, Brian Krzanich.

A quick hands-on with Cherry Trail: screaming graphics for tablets

Intel's Atom X5 and X7 chips don't do a lot for battery life, but gaming is a joy

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Intel taps ARM graphics for new x86 smartphone chip, in a marriage of convenience

Intel has turned to competitor ARM to use Mali graphics in its new Atom X3 chip for low-cost smartphones

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Microsoft, Intel join forces on low-cost Windows 10 phones

Microsoft opens up the smartphone edition of Windows 10 to x86 chips, breaking ARM exclusivity.

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 will pack a silicon brain with cognitive computing abilities

The Snapdragon 820 chips will be for premium mobile devices, and test units will ship in the second half

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MediaTek wants to put its chips in Chromebooks

MediaTek's new Helio X10 processor could bring 64-bit ARM CPUs and 4K video to Chromebooks

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USB 3.1 flash drives? Don't expect them anytime soon

USB 3.1 may be too expensive to start with for flash drives, the USB Implementors Forum CTO says.

Lenovo brings 64-bit Android to $129 tablet

Lenovo's 8-inch Tab 2 A8 will start at $129, and come with Android 5.0 and 64-bit MediaTek processor

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MediaTek claims new 64-bit chip will power the fastest Android tablets on the market

MediaTek says that on paper its MT8173 chip can outperform any other chip on the market

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Acer going all in with Windows 10 smartphones

Acer plans to launch Windows 10 smartphones with different screen sizes and price points.

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MediaTek eyes new markets with $300 million startup fund

MediaTek Ventures will invest in hardware, chips, services and IoT startups

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Acer's low-cost Windows Phone will be upgradeable to Windows 10

Acer's new Liquid M220 will ship with Windows Phone 8.1, but will be upgradeable to the Windows 10 mobile OS later this year

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Intel to rebrand Atom chips along lines of Core processors

Intel's new Atom chips for smartphones and tablets will have the X3, X5 and X7 monikers, Intel says.