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.

ARM, IBM offer starter kit for making IOT devices

IoT sensors can run at lower power with MIT chip design

MIT researchers have developed a new chip design that could extend the battery life of a sensor by months

Startup Flex Logix aims to score big in a niche chip market

Flex Logix will come out of stealth mode with a new type of FPGA chip to speed up specific applications

Lenovo hit with lawsuit over Superfish snafu

A class-action lawsuit charged Lenovo and Superfish of fraudulent business practices, making PCs vulnerable

Long-awaited Blackphone tablet may emerge at MWC

The secure device maker is also holding a press conference at the show where the tablet could be announced

Budget smartphones to get 4K video, faster LTE with new Qualcomm chips

Qualcomm's next Snapdragon 620 and 618 are 64-bit smartphone chips using ARM's new Cortex-A72 CPU core

Panasonic's Toughbook 54 gets lighter, but stays strong

With a starting price of $1,499, the laptop is for business users

What Intel's $300 million diversity pledge really means

With 76 percent male employees in the U.S., Intel has a lot of work ahead to bridge the gender and race divide

China fines Qualcomm $975 million for monopolistic business practices

Qualcomm will settle the fine, and modify some business practices in the country

China looks to impose a hefty fine on Qualcomm to protect local device makers

According to media reports, China is close to fining Qualcomm over $1 billion for monopolistic behavior

Get it now or lose out on Google's Project Ara development kit

Deadline to request the Spiral 2 development kit for Google's Project Ara smartphone expires on Feb. 7

Defections to ARM hurt PowerPC, MIPS

ARM processors are going into more embedded devices, which could hurt PowerPC the most

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