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A 1987 graduate of Tufts University, John started in supply chain management in 1989. Over the years he gained an expertise in excess management, kitting and inventory control. He was the first to create the EPIC (Excess Placement and Inventory Control) supply chain management system. In 1995 he started a new division of a small start-up (MGI) which was acquired by Azego. That became the basis for one of the only publicly traded independent distributors in the world. He eventually attained the position of VP/Director of Pan-American Operations prior to branching off and starting Earthtron LLC.
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New Memory and FPGA Offers


Oct 27, 2017 2:37:52 PM

Micron Flash Memory and FPGA Available from EarthTron
All parts are factory sealed with tractability. 
Micron Memory:

Quantity: 150,000pcs

Datecode: 17+

Pricing: USD $3.45/pc

DRAM Chip DDR3L SDRAM 2G-Bit 128Mx16 1.35V 96-Pin F-BGA 



Quantity: 100,000pcs

Datecode: 17+

Pricing: USD $5.85/pc

DRAM Chip DDR3L SDRAM 4Gbit 256Mx16 1.35V 96-Pin FBGA



Quantity: 50,000pcs

Datecode: 17+

Pricing: USD $1.85/pc

DRAM Chip DDR2 SDRAM 1G-Bit 64M x 16 1.8V 84-Pin FBGA



Quantity: 48,000pcs

Datecode: 17+

Pricing: USD $2.75/pc

DRAM Chip DDR3L SDRAM 2G-Bit 256Mx8 1.35V 78-Pin F-BGA


Click the button below to submit a RFQ for Micron Flash Memory 

  Request For Quote: Flash Memory


Intel FPGA Offers:



Quantity: 275pcs

Datecode: 17+

Pricing: USD $3800.00/pc

IC FPGA 696 I/O 1517FBGA 



Quantity: 332pcs

Datecode: 17+

Pricing: USD $1250.00/pc

IC FPGA 544 I/O 1152FBGA


Click the button below to submit a RFQ for Intel FPGA:

 Submit RFQ Now!

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Topics: FPGA, Micron Flash, Flash Memory, intel

Micron Flash Memory Offer From EarthTron


Oct 26, 2017 2:15:32 PM

Micron Flash Memory
All parts factory sealed with traceability.



Quantity: 100,000pcs

Datecode: 17+

Pricing: USD $4.75/pc


Quantity: 50,000pcs

Datecode: 17+

Pricing: USD $4.90/pc


Quantity: 100,000pcs

Datecode: 17+

Pricing: USD $3.50/pc


MT41K128M16JT-125 IT:K

Quantity: 100,000pcs

Datecode: 17+

Pricing: USD $3.45/pc


Click the button below to submit a RFQ for Micron Flash Memory 

Request For Quote: Flash Memory 
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Topics: Micron Flash, Flash Memory

How to get 8-10X Return on Surplus Electronic Components


Oct 25, 2017 8:37:00 AM

The average return for our customers is roughly 35% of the lowest disty price which is 8 to 10 times higher than what brokers typically bid on excess (.03 - .05 on the dollar)
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What is the Best Strategy for Q4 Electronic Component Excess?


Oct 24, 2017 4:03:55 PM

How can you get the full write off this year and still get the highest return for your surplus electronic components?

The majority of EMS, OEMs, and CMs do not have a dedicated crew to sell excess electronic components. Anyone who has ever tried knows that no Franchised Distributor is going to take back the leftover parts that they sold you. Often, the task usually falls back onto the buyer who initially purchased the parts to begin with. But wait a minute. You are a seasoned pro at procurement, not reselling! Still, you are the one it falls back on so here is a helpful list of pitfalls to avoid so you can MAXIMIZE your return and avoid the 5 biggest mistakes!

It's end of Q4/calendar year. Do you have inventory that your company needs to write off the books for 2017? Earthtron has a variety of programs that can enable you to get a 2017 write off while enjoying the benefit of a higher return on those parts in 2018. 

Earthtron will get you an immediate write-off, ensure that all parts are properly catalogued, packaged, and remarketed accordingly to enable the biggest returns on your surplus. We understand that not every company has the resources to have a dedicated team to sell their excess for them, and more often than not it collects dust and diminishes in value until gets thrown into the lap of the purchasing department. 

Utilize EarthTron LLC as your dedicated excess sales team. 


Click the button below to submit your excess inventory for a free inventory appraisal:


Act now to receive the best value for your unused electronic components.

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Biodegradable Electronics Help Reduce Their Ecological Footprint


Oct 20, 2017 7:42:00 AM

Biodegradable electronics are electronic circuits and devices with a limited lifetime owing to their tendency to biodegrade. These devices are proposed to be useful in medical implants, and temporary communication sensors.
After a pre-defined operating life, the electronic components are completely broken down in a biological environment, are opening up new applications as well as ways for reducing their ecological footprint.
A new application area for these innovative electronic components for example is in active medical implants, after the expiration of their operating life are resorbed by tissue, which spares the patient a second surgery to remove the device.
Funding for the project has started through its in-house program. The goal of the project is the development of essential components for biodegradable electronic parts that can be employed for example in an implant.
This includes:
  • biodegradable conductor structures
  • biodegradable electrodes for collecting electrical signals or delivering electrical stimulation
  • biodegradable thin-film transistors and circuitry
  • biodegradable barrier coatings as moisture and gas barriers, and electrical insulation layers
These elements will be monolithically integrated into a flexible thin-film device.
Deposition of magnesium via thermal evaporation under high vacuum conditions is being used as an enabling technology for this purpose. Magnesium is known for being a biodegradable and biologically compatible metal that is already used in clinical environments as an absorbable implant material.

Biodegradable electronics have the potential to go far beyond collecting medical data. These components could be used in places where surveys cover large areas in remote locations. Here is an example: where biodegradable electronics are dropped by airplane over a forest to survey the landscape. You don’t want to contaminate the environment so we need something that can be decomposed. Instead of plastic littering the forest floor, the sensors would biodegrade away.

As the number of electronics increase, biodegradability will become more important. We have tons of computers and cell phones already and we generate millions and billions of cell phones, and it’s hard to decompose that number of electronics when the new model comes out, the old gets tossed aside. The hope is that researches can develop some materials that can be decomposed so there is less waste.

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Ransomware Attack on Toshiba Halts Production of NAND Flash


Oct 19, 2017 1:15:00 PM

Ransomware attacks forced Toshiba to cease NAND flash memory production, costing the business the equivalent of 400,000TB in SSD storage. Toshiba downed tools for about six weeks following the attack. After that happened, the production loss could trigger a NAND supply crisis.
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Topics: nand flash, nand



Oct 19, 2017 10:45:17 AM

Micron 8Gb eMMC: MTFC8GACAAAM-4MIT Available from EarthTron
Micron e-MMC is a communication and mass data storage device. It includes a Multi-Media Card interface and a NAND Flash component. With its low cost, Flash technology independence and small size, e-MMC is the best for smartphones, digital cameras, MP3s, and other portable applications.
The nonvolatile e-MMC draws no power to maintain stored data, delivers high performance across different operating temperatures, and also resists shock and vibration disruption.
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Topics: micron

Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC Family


Oct 10, 2017 4:18:19 PM

Xilinx is sampling its Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC family, an architecture integrating the RF signal chain into an SoC for 5G wireless and radar.
Based on 16nm UltraScale+ MPSoC architecture, the All Programmable RFSoCs monolithically integrate RF data converters for up to 50-75 percent system power and footprint reduction. There are silicon samples already shipping to customers and the early access program for the Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC family is now available.

Xilinx Zynq RFSoCs combine RF data converters with high performance 16nm UltraScale+ programmable logic and ARM multi-processing system, creating a comprehensive analog-to-digital signal chain.
The Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC brings analog, digital, and embedded software design onto a single monolithic device for system strength.

Applications include: remote radio head for massive-MIMO, millimeter wave mobile backhaul, 5G baseband, fixed wireless access, Remote-PHY nodes for cable, radar, test & measurement, SATCOM, and Milcom / Airborne Radio and other high performance RF applications.
Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC devices now make possible the most bandwidth intensive systems for next generation wireless infrastructure. 
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Topics: FPGA, xilinx

XC7Z035-2FFG900I Xilinx ZYNQ FPGA In Stock


Sep 28, 2017 4:48:38 PM

Xilinx ZYNQ FPGA In Stock
MFG: Xilinx
Part NumberXC7Z035-2FFG900I
Quanity:   98
Date code: 16
Price: $845 USD Each
Description: IC SOC CORTEX-A9 KINTEX-7 900BGA Zynq7035
Series: Zynq-7000
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Topics: FPGA, xilinx

S29GL01GS12FHIV13 Cypress Available to ship next day From EarthTron


Sep 25, 2017 8:40:29 AM

MFG: Cypress
Part Number: S29GL01GS12FHIV13
Quanity: 3200pcs   
Date code: 16+
2 factory reels of 1,600 pcs.
Parts have traceability. Datasheet here.
Resale at 40% DISCOUNT $4.48/pc USD.
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Topics: cypress

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