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.

Apple to open data center in Oregon

Apple has bought a vast sprawl of land in Prineville, Oregon, where it will open a data center, the company said on Wednesday.

Price of DRAM plunges to all-time low of around $1

Prices of DDR3 DRAM memory used in laptops and desktops have dipped to an all-time low of around $1, and will continue to fall, which could help PC makers pack more memory into computers, according to analysts.

HP to release server management apps for iOS, Android

HP's server management apps will help system administrators check on the health of servers.

Apple customers reaction mixed to reports of poor working conditions

Amid renewed reports of poor working conditions at factories making Apple products in China, it's unclear whether customers will demand change.

Lenovo gets a jump on Apple in smart TVs

Lenovo on Sunday announced its first smart TV that will recognize voice commands and run Android 4.0 applications, getting a jump over Apple's rumored pursuit of TVs with advanced features.

Western Digital warns of slow recovery in Thailand

Hard-drive maker Western Digital has resumed the partial production of hard drives in Thailand, but also warned that some of its operations were still under water from the severe floods that hit the country starting late July.

Thailand floods will hurt overall PC shipments

Widespread flooding in Thailand will directly impact PC markets in the first half of next year, with worldwide shipments dropping by up to 20 percent

HP Touchpad on sale again, this time for developers

Hewlett-Packard has put its TouchPad tablet on sale again, this time to WebOS developers with qualifying coupons for purchase of the discounted tablet.

HP will keep its PC division

Hewlett-Packard has decided to keep its PC division after the company talked in recent weeks about spinning it off.

Former Apple exec Papermaster joins AMD

Advanced Micro Devices has appointed former Apple iPhone development chief Mark Papermaster as chief technology officer, where he will take charge of developing AMD's future microprocessors and hardware.

Samsung, Micron back new memory type to challenge DDR3

Samsung Electronics and Micron Technology on Thursday announced the creation of a consortium around a new low-power memory called Hybrid Memory Cube, which could...

A look at Steve Jobs's life and times

IDG News Service takes a look at the life of Steve Jobs, who passed away Wednesday at the age of 56.

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.