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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ARM seen making rapid progress on next high-end chip

ARM is in the advanced stages of developing a top-line processor to succeed the Cortex-A72.

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HP's PC group cranks up design, gaming efforts ahead of spin-off

HP's PC group is trying to establish a strong brand identity before it splits into a separate company.

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Intel looking to boost horsepower on server chips with ASIC integration

Intel will integrate ASICs designed by Silicon Valley startup eASIC

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Samsung's Artik boards will be the guts for drones, robots and an army of IoT devices

Samsung's three Artik boards have varying speeds and power consumption, and are meant for different device development

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New IBM chip swaps electronic wires for pulses of light to transfer data at 100Gbps

IBM's new silicon photonics chip will be used in data centers, and competes against a similar Intel technology

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In a first, AT&T stamps its brand on a tablet, offering Android 5.0, 8-inch screen

The Trek HD will have Android 5.0, but get ready to subscribe to its mobile plans.

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IBM's flexible Power servers can take on cloud, databases

IBM's new Power E850 can also pack in the horsepower to run databases, analytics

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The five coolest projects at AT&T Labs

Many of the AT&T projects being shown are close to being completed.

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AMD puts faith back in x86, downgrading its ARM effort

AMD is re-centering its server strategy around x86 after two years of focusing on ARM produced no results

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AMD developing mega-chip for servers that combines CPUs and GPUs

AMD's yet unnamed high-performance chip will be designed for high-end graphics, supercomputing and data modeling.

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AMD slims PC chip lineup, hopes to return to profitability by year end

AMD is streamlining its product roadmap and business focus with the hope to return to profitability by year-end

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Nvidia's shift away from mobile devices cuts modem unit

Nvidia is winding down Icera operations, and will be looking to sell the unit.

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Speedy servers with Intel's 18-core chips, DDR4 memory hit the market

Servers from Dell, HP and Lenovo come with four sockets and more, and are for databases and analytics

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Dell bringing Windows desktop to Chromebooks through appliance

With virtualization, Dell's Appliance for Wyse -- vWorkspace provides businesses an option to upgrade from Windows PCs to Chromebooks.

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Intel's 18-core Xeon chips tuned for machine learning, analytics

The Xeon E7 v3 chips are based on Haswell, Intel said.