Anand Lal Shimpi

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Anand Lal Shimpi
Born (1982-06-26) June 26, 1982 (age 36)
Former founder, CEO of AnandTech
Alma materWilliam G. Enloe High School
North Carolina State University
GenreTechnology journalism

Anand Lal Shimpi (born June 26, 1982)[1] is a former tech journalist and American businessman who retired from the publishing industry to join Apple Inc. hardware division. He is mainly known as the founder of the technology website

Early life[edit]

He was born to Dr Lalchand Shimpi, an Indian born computer science professor at St Augustine's University[2], and Iranian mother, Razieh a teacher and later a bank employee, in Raleigh, NC. When Shimpi was in third grade, his father enrolled him in a computer course. When he was in sixth grade he built his first PC, and soon started building PCs for others. He is a graduate of William G. Enloe GT/IB Center for the Humanities, Sciences, and the Arts and North Carolina State University with a degree in Computer Engineering with emphasis on microprocessor architecture and design.


He started in 1997 at the age of 14. He called it Anand's Hardware Tech Page. He started reviewing motherboards and later started CPU, hard drives, RAM etc. His tech reviews were in-depth and thorough, making it the preferred site for hardware engineers and enthusiasts.[3] He served as its editor-in-chief from 1997 to 2014. AnandTech grew from a small GeoCities website in 1997 to a 50 million page view per month publication as of July 2005.

He used to brief Intel and other hardware industry executives on the present and future product roadmaps.[citation needed] He developed hardware evaluation data tools for testing, analyzing and covering technology,[citation needed] over the years, and his analysis was the final say[citation needed] and was given more credence by Wall Street analysts and tech world alike.[citation needed]

He has been featured in USA Today[citation needed],48 Hours[citation needed], 20/20[citation needed], Fortune Magazine[citation needed] and on G4[citation needed]. He was one of the keynote speakers at Computex 2003 as a celebrity speaker to entice show goers to return to Taiwan even in the wake of SARS.

On August 30, 2014, he announced his decision to retire from the technology publishing industry to work at Apple,[4] and named longtime AnandTech editor Ryan Smith as his successor.[5] He presently works as a hardware technology engineer at Apple.


Anand is also the author of the book AnandTech Guide to PC Gaming Hardware (ISBN 0-7897-2626-2) and has a regular column in CPU Magazine called Anand’s Corner.


  1. ^ "Anand Shimpi". Computer Hope. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
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  3. ^ Heaton, Jeff (June 2006). Build a Computer from Scratch. Heaton Research, Inc. p. 181. ISBN 978-0-9773206-2-2. Retrieved 8 May 2011.
  4. ^ Paczkowski, John. "Veteran Tech Journalist Anand Shimpi Headed to Apple". Re/code. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
  5. ^ Anand Lal Shimpi. "The Road Ahead". Retrieved 10 September 2015.