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.

AMD's new Polaris-based Radeon Pro Duo is slower than its predecessor

AMD's new Polaris-based Radeon Pro Duo is slower than its predecessor

AMD's Radeon Pro Duo has two Polaris GPUs and will be available by the end of May for $999

Apple's Mac Pro gets crushed on features by new HP Zbook laptops

Apple's Mac Pro gets crushed on features by new HP Zbook laptops

The Zbook mobile workstations outclass the aging Mac Pro on many features

Samsung to start making chips faster than ones in Galaxy S8

Samsung to start making chips faster than ones in Galaxy S8

Samsung is upgrading its manufacturing facilities, and will start churning out chips in Q4 using an upgraded 10nm process

Facebook's Caffe2 AI tools come to iPhone, Android, and Raspberry Pi

Facebook's Caffe2 AI tools come to iPhone, Android, and Raspberry Pi

New intelligence can be added to mobile devices like the iPhone, Android devices, and low-power computers like Raspberry Pi with Facebook's new open-source Caffe2 deep-learning framework.

Microsoft's cool quantum computing plan embraces cryogenic memory

Microsoft's cool quantum computing plan embraces cryogenic memory

Microsoft and Rambus say standard DRAM won't cut it for the superfast quantum computers of the future

Intel scraps annual IDF event as it looks beyond PCs

Intel scraps annual IDF event as it looks beyond PCs

Intel will instead hold small events, workshops, and participate in trade shows to highlight its technologies and connect with customers

Prices of SSDs and DRAM will crash in 2019, Gartner predicts

Prices of SSDs and DRAM will crash in 2019, Gartner predicts

Minor relief is in sight next year, when prices of memory and NAND flash will start to gradually decline. But prices will plummet big time in 2019, said Jon Erensen, research director for semiconductors at Gartner.

HP rises again to be the world's top PC maker as Lenovo slips

HP rises again to be the world's top PC maker as Lenovo slips

HP excelled in North America, which was decisive in helping it beat Lenovo to regain the title of world top's PC maker

It's time to dump Moore's Law to advance computing, researcher says

It's time to dump Moore's Law to advance computing, researcher says

An end to Moore's Law will prompt chipmakers to think outside the box and pave the future of computing, suggests prominent computer scientist

It's time to dump Moore's Law to advance computing, researcher says

It's time to dump Moore's Law to advance computing, researcher says

Dumping Moore's Law is perhaps the best thing that could happen to computers, as it'll hasten the move away from an aging architecture holding back hardware innovation.

Foxconn said to offer $27B for Toshiba's memory chip business

Foxconn said to offer $27B for Toshiba's memory chip business

Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer is best known as the maker of iPhones and iPads for Apple, is said to be preparing a $27 billion bid acquire Toshiba's computer chip assets.

What users could expect from Apple's homegrown GPUs for iPhones, iPads

What users could expect from Apple's homegrown GPUs for iPhones, iPads

Apple has one big reason to move to a homegrown GPU: it wants full control over the hardware and software in its devices.

As computing changes, Intel takes a fresh approach to chip design

As computing changes, Intel takes a fresh approach to chip design

Intel is preparing for the future and making big changes in the way it designs chips

Intel's Cannonlake PC chip shipments may slip into next year

Intel's Cannonlake PC chip shipments may slip into next year

If you're expecting to buy laptops with Intel's next-generation Cannonlake chips by the end of this year, you may be disappointed.

Microsoft's Surface Book and Surface Studio will ship in more markets

Microsoft's Surface Book and Surface Studio will ship in more markets

The Surface Studio with Performance Base will ship in 13 countries, and Surface Studio will start shipping in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand

Intel digs deep to keep Moore's Law alive

Intel digs deep to keep Moore's Law alive

Intel is changing the way it measures process technology advancements in a bid to hang on to Moore's Law

MIT researchers set out to create self-assembling chips

MIT researchers set out to create self-assembling chips

The technology is one way to continue Moore's Law, by cramming more features on smaller chip geometries

ARM steps up chip performance to catch up with Intel, AMD

ARM steps up chip performance to catch up with Intel, AMD

Starting next year, new ARM processors will pack in blazing performance thanks to big changes coming to its Cortex-A chip designs

AMD's Radeon memory business is slowing down

AMD's Radeon memory business is slowing down

AMD's Radeon memory business has slowed down, with fewer products available in the U.S. and no new product releases since the introduction of the Polaris GPUs.

Intel pursuing new chips as it plots a wearables future

Intel pursuing new chips as it plots a wearables future

Intel also is developing new chips for wearables like Curie, which will be smaller and faster, and enable sleeker wearables.

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