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.

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.

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.

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.

Pricing of RAM to plunge, analyst says

The price of DDR3 memory used in laptops, desktops and servers will drop over the next two months as memory companies try to clear out excess inventory.

What challenges does Tim Cook's Apple face?

Steve Jobs is no longer Apple CEO. So what challenges face its new leader, Tim Cook? We spoke to analysts, Apple-watchers, and business experts to find out.

'Operations guy' Tim Cook gets chance to shine

With the resignation of Steve Jobs as CEO on Wednesday, Tim Cook, long seen as "the operations guy" at Apple, must prove he is capable of taking full charge of the company.

HP to spin off PC business, shutter webOS device division

Hewlett-Packard announced on Thursday that it's investigating spinning off its PC manufacturing business and is closing down its webOS device business.

Intel to issue bug fix for SSD 320 drives in two weeks

Intel on Monday said it will issue a firmware upgrade within two weeks to fix a bug that causes its SSD 320 solid-state drives to fail.

New Samsung SSDs to drive up tablet storage

Tablet users may need more storage capacity in the future, and Samsung Semiconductor on Thursday announced it is now making its fastest solid-state drives for tablets and laptops with capacity of up to 512GB.

What $300 or less buys in a tablet

Tablets that can't come close to matching the iPad on features are trying to compete by offering dramatically lower prices.