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 PC chief talks about 5G, changes in chip design

Intel's PC chief talks about 5G, changes in chip design

Intel's Venkata Renduchintala talks about 5G and 8th Generation Core chips

Facebook, Microsoft target faster services with new AI server designs

Facebook, Microsoft target faster services with new AI server designs

Facebook's Big Basin and Microsoft's reworked Project Olympus have more space for GPUs to accelerate machine learning

Like in PCs, Microsoft and ARM look to topple Intel in servers

Like in PCs, Microsoft and ARM look to topple Intel in servers

Intel's TV marketing campaign says the company is driving 98 percent of the cloud. That statistic will come under attack with some chip and OS announcements on Wednesday.

Microsoft's Windows Server OS runs on ARM, with help from Qualcomm

Microsoft's Windows Server OS runs on ARM, with help from Qualcomm

The companies will show Microsoft's Windows Server running on a server with a Qualcomm Centriq 2400 chip

HPE to pay $1 billion for Nimble Storage after cutting EMC ties

HPE to pay $1 billion for Nimble Storage after cutting EMC ties

With the plan to acquire Nimble Storage, HPE is trying to bulk up its storage offerings

AMD hopes to break Intel server dominance with new 32-core Naples chip

AMD hopes to break Intel server dominance with new 32-core Naples chip

The company could use a pricing advantage to take server chip market share from the dominant Intel

IBM's new Q program will include a 50-qubit quantum computer

IBM's new Q program will include a 50-qubit quantum computer

IBM's plans for its Q quantum computing services will bring conventional computers one step closer to the trash heap

Beyond smartphones, Samsung wants its Exynos 9 chip in VR headsets

Beyond smartphones, Samsung wants its Exynos 9 chip in VR headsets

Samsung's Exynos chip isn't just a side project anymore, and the processors have been rebranded

Intel will change its approach to PC chip upgrades

Intel will change its approach to PC chip upgrades

Intel is changing its view on how it upgrades chips.

Intel isn't yet done with x86 smartphone chips

Intel isn't yet done with x86 smartphone chips

Smartphones with Intel-based x86 chips aren't dead yet. Intel may have stopped making Atom chips for smartphones, but a partner is keeping that effort alive.

Samsung's disjointed OS strategy poses a hurdle for users

Samsung's disjointed OS strategy poses a hurdle for users

Samsung's new Galaxy Books provide a glimpse into the messy strategy of using Windows, Android, and Tizen on different devices

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

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

Intel's Atom was mostly known as a low-end chip for mobile devices that underperformed. That may not be the case anymore.

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

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

Higher chip prices and a shortage of memory and SSDs are among the culprits driving up PC prices

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 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 new Xeon chip has 24 cores and sells for $8,898

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

The Xeon E7-8894 v4 is a monster server chip with 60MB of cache and a maximum clock frequency of 3.4GHz

Flaw in Intel Atom chip could crash servers, networking gear

Flaw in Intel Atom chip could crash servers, networking gear

A flaw in an old Intel chip could crash servers and networking equipment, and the chip maker is working to fix the issue.

AMD sets Ryzen up for a strong start as chip battle with Intel looms

AMD sets Ryzen up for a strong start as chip battle with Intel looms

AMD loyalists will grab the early Ryzen chips, and the following word-of-mouth will determine if Intel fans switch camps

Apple's commitment to diversity faces test at shareholder meeting

Apple's commitment to diversity faces test at shareholder meeting

A shareholder proposal asks Apple to implement management hiring policies tied to diversity goals

China escalates war of words with U.S. on semiconductors

China escalates war of words with U.S. on semiconductors

Huaxintong Semiconductor Technology is developing a new 'made in China' server chip based on ARM architecture

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