- Published: 12 December 2017 12 December 2017
Will they ever again produce a chip like the new Snapdragon 845? The 835 is the best mobile chip in the world, dominating the market in top end smartphones. The newly announced 845, due in June, is reported to be 25%-30% faster. It will be produced on the same 10 nm process at TSMC. The 845 is "A significant upgrade — to get 25-30 percent performance in the same general process node is huge," analyst Jim McGregor tells Rick Merritt in EE Times. It's designed for speeds into the gigabits and ultra HD.
Jon Peddie's comment in the headline probably goes too far, but the cutbacks at Broadcom foretell problems ahead.