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 plunks down billions to expand in mobile market

Intel's $1.6 billion investment in a Chengdu plant will help it regain complete control of manufacturing mobile chips

ARM technology in Apple's A7, A8 chips gets an upgrade

ARM says first test chips based on ARMv8.1-A architecture will come out in the second half of next year

Windows 10 could prompt upgrades of 600 million aging PCs

Hardware makers are eager to put Windows 10 on PCs to boost shipments

HP sees HP-UX sticking around for 10 years

HP has an HP-UX road map extending to 2022, which could possibly expand to 2025

Thieves may regret stealing HP's Elitebook Folio 1020 laptops

Data from the 12.5-inch Elitebook Folio 1020 models can be wiped in case of theft

To grow in IoT, Cypress and Spansion plan $4 billion chip merger

After merging, Cypress and Spansion will target the growing IoT market

Windows tablets available for under $100

HP, Toshiba and E-Fun are selling Windows tablets for under $100 with 7-inch and 8-inch screens

Tablet craze calms down as iPad shipments decline

Tablet shipments will increase by just 7.2 percent this year, compared to 52.5 percent in 2013.

Intel to tame passwords with biometric authentication

McAfee software to log into Windows and websites will be available for download by year end

AMD tablet development stalls as priorities change

AMD is assigning more resources to products that can help the company make money

Intel planning thumb-sized PCs for next year

The devices will plug into smart TVs and monitors

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