Agam ShahU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service Follow me on Google+

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

Consumer SSD sales to break out in 2012

Consumer solid-state drives will have a break-out year in 2012 due to falling prices, which will make SSDs a primary storage option for mainstream users, Gartner...

Watchdog group cites continued Foxconn abuses

A group based in Hong Kong this week issued a report alleging continued Foxconn worker abuse, and questioned some of the promises made by the contract manufacturer to live up to its code of conduct.

Samsung infuses AT&T with 4G smartphone

AT&T Wireless and Samsung Mobile announced the thin and light Infuse 4G smartphone during a press event Thursday in New York.

Intel to bring 3D transistors to next-generation chips

Intel has advanced its chip manufacturing technology with three-dimensional transistors that could make PCs, smartphones and tablets faster and more...

Canalys: With iPad's help, Apple is No. 4 PC maker in Q1

Research firm Canalys on Thursday said Apple was the world's fourth-largest PC maker during the first quarter, after adding the computer maker's iPad in worldwide PC shipments.

Flip camera alternatives come into focus

Although Cisco is discontinuing its Flip pocket camcorder products, there are still other handheld digital video cameras from Kodak, Creative, Sanyo and Sony to choose from.

Intel smartphone ambitions stunted by Nokia withdrawal

Nokia's move to the Windows Phone OS took the "wind" out of possible volume sales of Intel smartphone chips this year, but the chip maker has moved on, Intel CEO Paul Otellini says.

Hitachi GST expands portable storage drives to cloud

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies on Tuesday introduced new Touro storage offerings that package local and online storage.

Android tablets undercutting iPad prices

In an effort to attract buyers away from Apple's iPad, device makers are setting starting prices of Android tablets to undercut iPad's $499 entry-level price.

Intel and Micron shrink NAND flash

Intel and Micron Technology on Thursday said they had shrunk NAND flash memory in size, which could help add more storage and features to smartphones or tablets.

Intel to open up Thunderbolt development this quarter

Intel says developer kits for Thunderbolt will be available this quarter, which could lead to the quick availability of a wider range of products based on the interconnect technology.

HP pushes cloud printing with Google

Hewlett-Packard on Thursday enhanced its mobile printing service by adding support for Google's Cloud Print, which will enable smartphones and tablet users to print documents from applications such as Gmail and Google Docs.

Companies recover in aftermath of Japan earthquake

Companies with operations in Japan are repairing factories and accounting for employees as recovery continues in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake and tsunami.

Apple's iPad 2 reignites post-PC discussion

A growing number of analysts believe Apple's iPad 2 will bridge the remaining gap between laptops and tablets in 2011.

Apple's iPhone could be next to get dual-core A5 chip

After making its first appearance in the iPad 2, the next stop for Apple's A5 chip could be in the next version of the iPhone, where it would bring a significant...