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Times Ten: TSMC takes FinFET lead, October spooky projections

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Every month, our editors look for the hottest news and list 10 of the best you cannot afford to missthe Times Ten.

Last month was the hottest time for mergers and acquisitions, with the much anticipated chip fab transfer between IBM and GlobalFoundries finally pushing through. CSR, on the other hand, announced that it is joining forces with Qualcomm. And then there's Microchip, whose gloomy forecast spooked many investors and drove down stock prices.

October was also a month of technological advances. For instance, industry analysts said TSMC has already overtaken Samsung, which previously had a working 14nm chip on display, in the FinFET race to commercial production. Click on the headlines below to read all about it and more.

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