Agam Shah

U.S. Correspondent

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

Intel spreads 3D NAND to inexpensive consumer and enterprise SSDs

Inside AMD's development of the Zen CPU

Inside AMD's development of the Zen CPU

When AMD chip designers sat down four years ago to etch out the Zen design, they had two things in mind: to drive up CPU performance as much as possible and to keep power efficiency stable.

Open source 25-core chip can be stringed into a 200,000-core computer

Open source 25-core chip can be stringed into a 200,000-core computer

Researchers want to give a 25-core open-source processor called Piton some serious bite.

IBM's blazing Power9 chip is coming, and here's what you need to know

IBM's blazing Power9 chip is coming, and here's what you need to know

IBM's latest Power9 chip is coming next year, and it stands out for its blazing speed and for technologies never seen in chips before.

Nvidia's NVLink 2.0 will first appear in Power9 servers next year

Nvidia's NVLink 2.0 will first appear in Power9 servers next year

Graphics processors with Nvidia's NVLink throughput technology have just started coming out, but a successor to the interconnect is already on its way.

ARM has a new weapon in race to build world's fastest computers

ARM has a new weapon in race to build world's fastest computers

ARM conquered the mobile market the day it went into Apple's first iPhone, and now it is designing high-performance chips for supercomputers.

See the powerful megachips that will clash at Hot Chips

See the powerful megachips that will clash at Hot Chips

Raw horsepower is the name of the game at next week's Hot Chips show, where chip geeks will get their fill on the latest processors.

Intel's new Atom chips bring 4K video to VR headsets, robots

Intel's new Atom chips bring 4K video to VR headsets, robots

In 2009, Apple CEO Tim Cook memorably trashed Atom-based netbooks for being "junky" hardware that underperformed. Intel's Atom chips have come a long way since, with the latest generation being the most impressive.

DRAM will live on as DDR5 memory is slated to reach computers in 2020

DRAM will live on as DDR5 memory is slated to reach computers in 2020

Hardware experts believed the last DRAM would be the current DDR4, but that's not the case, with DDR5 memory now under development.

Death to copper cables: Intel turns to light for fast data transfers

Death to copper cables: Intel turns to light for fast data transfers

Intel believes the days of using copper wires for data transfers, both between computers and inside of them, are numbered because optical communications are on the horizon.

Intel's new computer can serve as the brains of robots

Intel's new computer can serve as the brains of robots

A compact computer called Euclid from Intel should make the development of robots much easier.

With slick Omen PCs, HP makes a splash in high-end gaming

With slick Omen PCs, HP makes a splash in high-end gaming

HP said it would return to the high-end gaming PC market with a bang, and it sure has with fully loaded Omen PCs.

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