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Silicon Chip
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Silicon Chip cover, October 2014
FAICD Publisher and Editor-in-ChiefLeo Simpson
CategoriesElectronics magazine
FrequencyMonthly
PublisherSilicon Chip Publications
Year founded1987
CountryAustralia
Based in Collaroy, New South Wales
Language English
Website Silicon Chip
ISSN 1030-2662

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The print version of Silicon Chip is produced and printed in Australia by Silicon Chip Publications Pty Ltd. The magazine is published monthly on the last Thursday of the month prior to the cover date.

Some time after Electronics Australia closed its doors, Silicon Chip Publications Pty Ltd purchased the titles Electronics Australia, Electronics Today (International), Radio, TV & Hobbies, Radio & Hobbies and Wireless Weekly, along with the copyright to original (non-submitted) material published in those magazines. [1] The copyright of some submitted projects and articles for those old magazines technically still remains with the original authors. This is why Silicon Chip have not released Electronics Australia back-issues on CD, as they did with the older Radio TV & Hobbies. [1] However they can provide an electronic copy of any Electronics Australia article for a price, which invalidates the previous reasoning. Except that copies are not provided in cases of articles where there is a question over the ownership of copyright.

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References

  1. 1 2 David Jones. "Interview with Leo Simpson". EEVblog. Retrieved 29 December 2012.