Agam ShahU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

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Agam Shah covers PCs, tablets, servers, chips, and semiconductors for the IDG News Service, and is based in New York.

Buyers hope for a sub-$300 Amazon tablet

Amazon is expected to announce its first tablet at a press event in New York on Wednesday, and some potential buyers said they might be interested if the device features a sub-$300 price tag.

Intel: Mac Thunderbolt ports will support optical cables

Thunderbolt ports on Apple's current Macintosh computers will be compatible with upcoming fiber optic cables, which should be ready by next year.

Intel runs PC on CPU powered by solar cell

Intel on Thursday showed an experimental low-power processor the size of a postage stamp that could run PCs on solar power.

Intel announces new 710 series enterprise SSDs

Intel on Wednesday announced the new 710 series solid-state drives, which the company is pitching as a replacement to hard drives in enterprise servers.

Intel: Thunderbolt with fiber optics years away

Intel's Thunderbolt high-speed interconnect technology, which shuffles data between PCs and devices like displays and external storage, could be years away from getting optical technology, an Intel executive said this week.

Servers with new Intel Xeon E5 chips due early 2012

Servers with new Xeon E5 chips based on the Sandy Bridge microarchitecture will become available early next year, Intel officials announced.

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Intel, Google team to optimize Android for smartphones

Intel and Google announced on Tuesday that they would partner to optimize future versions of the Android OS for smartphones and other mobile devices using Intel chips.