Agam Shah

U.S. Correspondent

Agam Shah covers machine learning, virtual reality, PCs, servers and chips for the IDG News Service, and is based in New York.

Intel's Atom is underwhelming no more: New chip packs 16 cores

LTE speeds outpace home internet with new Qualcomm and Intel modems

LTE speeds outpace home internet with new Qualcomm and Intel modems

With every new generation of smartphone, LTE connections get faster. That's because the devices have faster modems that can transfer data at unprecedented download speeds.

Intel's mobile future is in blazing modems as it buries Atom failure

Intel's mobile future is in blazing modems as it buries Atom failure

Intel passed on the opportunity to make chips for the first iPhone, and in May discontinued Atom smartphone chips after wasting billions trying to get them in handsets. The chip company instead started building a new mobile identity...

Add Bluetooth 5 to Raspberry Pi 3 or create gadgets with this new chip

Add Bluetooth 5 to Raspberry Pi 3 or create gadgets with this new chip

Qualcomm crams new wireless technologies -- Bluetooth Low Energy 5, OpenThread, and ZigBee 3.0 -- on a new chipset.

PC prices will continue to go up due to shortage of components

PC prices will continue to go up due to shortage of components

PC prices are going up due to a shortage of a number of components, and the situation isn't expected to change in the coming quarters.

Intel ships latest Itanium chip called Kittson, but grim future looms

Intel ships latest Itanium chip called Kittson, but grim future looms

Intel's Itanium chip is hanging by a thread, and after more than three years, the company is now shipping the next and possibly final version of the processor, which is code-named Kittson.

Intel now supports Vulkan on Windows 10 PCs

Intel now supports Vulkan on Windows 10 PCs

Intel is bringing more options to improve gaming and virtual reality experiences on Windows PCs with official support for Vulkan.

Intel researches tech to prepare for a future beyond today's PCs

Intel researches tech to prepare for a future beyond today's PCs

Intel realizes there's a limit to Moore's Law and is already investing in technologies to drive computing beyond today's PCs and servers.

Intel's priciest chip has 24 cores and sells for $8,898

Intel's priciest chip has 24 cores and sells for $8,898

Intel's got some high priced chips, but none is as expensive as the new Xeon E7-8894 v4 server processor.

Intel works on next-generation Optane SSD, memory technologies

Intel works on next-generation Optane SSD, memory technologies

Intel is now shipping the first-generation Optane, but is also working on next-generation technologies as looks to up density in this new class of storage and memory.

Intel: Cannonlake will be more than 15 percent faster than Kaby Lake

Intel: Cannonlake will be more than 15 percent faster than Kaby Lake

Upgrading CPU performance hasn't been a priority for Intel in many years, but that could be changing.

Apple's iPhone declines in China, and this year could be a struggle

Apple's iPhone declines in China, and this year could be a struggle

Perhaps the next iPhone 8 will be Apple's next shot at achieving greatness in China.

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