James McIlroy
Chief Executive Officer

Pete Dietl

Jon Nappa
Chief Operating Officer – East Coast

Chris Pennington
Chief Operating Officer – Midwest
Vice President of Purchasing

Craig Raughton
Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Pam Smith
Chief Financial Officer

Linda Clarke
Office Administrator – East Coast

Kelly Daniel
Quality Control Manager

Kathy Michael
Customer Care Supervisor

Heather Lofgren
Executive Assistant

Kristin Perez
Customer Care Representative

Derek Anderson
Account Manager

Scott Mooney
Account Manager

Jim Willson
Account Manager

Susan Woodward
Account Manager

Nounou Sacdyphoud
Shipping Coordinator

Monivone Siphengphone
Production Supervisor

Bob Argetsinger
Information Technology Specialist

Shawn Barker
Customer Care Representative

Paul McKenzie
Inventory Control Manager

Shawn McCoy
Information Technology Specialist

Bryan Castellino
East Coast Retail Store Manager

John Kardash
New York Retail Store Associate

Justin Avery
New York Retail Store Associate

p1 – Electronics Industry

Having served the electronics industry for the past eight years, Bruin Electronics is not just another store selling computers. Our massive component inventory and worldwide partnership with manufacturers and distributors, made the addition of a personal computer retail division a natural fit.

Bruin will custom build one or twenty computers to your exact specifications. We will assist you in evaluating your needs and custom build the perfect solution for your home or business.

We take pride in catering to small business needs, as well as tackling the largest of projects. All equipment and services are guaranteed. Customer satisfaction, honesty and integrity are what we want you to remember when doing business with Bruin Electronics.

Maps to Our Stores


Bruin Electronics has an extensive inventory of Integrated Circuits. Our IC inventory consists of DRAM, SRAM, Processors, Video RAM, EPROMS, Cache SRAM and FLASH memory. All of our products carry a 100% unconditional 30-day guarantee for appearance, form, fit and function. Whether you are looking for obsolete or state-of-the-art pieces, contacting Bruin Electronics is bound to save you time and money. Feel free to contact us at sales@bruinel.com or follow the instructions below to download a partial list of our IC inventory. Please note that our inventory list is updated nightly.

Download IC Inventory

• Inventory file in database format (database file): bruininv.dbf

• Inventory in zip format (winzip file): bruininv.zip

• Inventory in executable zip format (self-extracting zip file): bruininv.exe

(Note: Sorry, the links above don’t work at this time.)

IC Specials


Search the Bruin Electronics Inventory

By submitting a query to this form, you can search Bruin’s inventory for the parts you need. This information is a live feed from the main Bruin inventory system. If you see a part listed here, the part is in stock (unless it has been sold by the time you call/fax/email). If you don’t see the part you need listed here, it is possible that we have the part; it may not yet have been entered into inventory system. It’s also possible that we can locate a part that we currently do not have in stock.

You can submit queries based on two fields: a generic part number and specific part number. You can fill out one or both fields. The generic part number is the generic specification for a part type (e.g. 80486), while the specific part number is an exact part specification (e.g. A80486DX-33 or A80486DX2-66).

Please use the percent sign (%) for a wild card number.

Sample queries:


  • Generic Part Number “68020” shows all parts of generic type 68020
  • Generic Part Number “256kx1DR%” shows all 256k by 1 DRAMS, of any speed
  • Generic Part Number “%SR-020%” shows any parts that are static RAM at a speed of
  • Generic Part Number “%SR%” shows any parts with SR (static ram) in the name.
  • Specific Part Number “%486%66%” shows any parts with 486 and 66 (e.g. A80486DX2-66


Generic Part Number:

Specific Part Number:

(NOTE: sorry not all tech functions work on this page right now… check back later to see if it is working correctly then. thanks)


Monday, July 10, 1995 A CMP Publications ®

Used, If Not Abused


All Burned In, And No Infant Mortality Worries

Part of the recent public mudslinging contest between Compaq Computer and Packard-Bell has been allegations from Compaq that Packard-Bell has been misleading customers about the use of “repurposed” components in its personal computer products. This was raised as a question of truth in advertising, but there’s a more interesting question lurking in the background, no matter what the outcome of the advertising issue.

The question is: So what if Packard-Bell, or anyone else, recycles used components and resells them in “new” systems? The only reason end customers should be up in arms about that is that they are ignorant about the life cycle of a semiconductor.

The fact is that if a chip is removed from one circuit board, tested, resoldered into a new board, and the “new” system is also tested, the user should be glad to have that chip installed. That’s because a very high percentage of chips that drop dead while in use fail during the first couple hundred hours. It’s called infant mortality.

If a semiconductor makes it through infancy, and it is not subjected to electrostatic discharge or otherwise abused while being moved to a new system, its presence is an enhancement to the overall system’s expected reliability.

The very costly burn-in tests that the military has subjected semiconductors to for years are done for a reason: they also increase reliability. Chips may go bad during burn-in, but if they survive, the odds they’ll fail later go down.

A part that’s seen service in one system is, in essence, already burned in, and thus tested more rigorously than any new commercial part.

This is perhaps counterintuitive to the layman. Most folks believe that a new car is inherently more reliable than a used one with 40,000 miles on it; but in fact, the car, like a semiconductor, is unlikely to be “worn out,” and has benefited greatly from what the Navy would refer to as a shakedown cruise.

I don’t know the truth about Packard-Bell’s use of used parts, but frankly I think the company could do the whole industry a favor by mounting a major education campaign in the media explaining why the use of repurposed parts is a great thing.


It can reduce costs. It can improve reliability. It is a noble thing to recycle.

I used to build ham radio gear when I was a kid, mostly out of parts pirated from junked TV sets and radios which my father had taken apart and sorted into bins. I considered it a battle lost if I had to order a part from Allied Radio-partly because my paper route wasn’t the most lucrative business around.

Blame my waste not, want not EE father if you want for my attitude, but why the heck does everything have to be brand new?

The need for newness is tantamount to a national disease, if you ask me (not that it doesn’t heavily fuel the industry that feeds me).

This whole question is particularly timely, because so many parts are scarce or on allocation right now. Furthermore, no one can predict exactly when these conditions will abate. Many OEMs, especially small companies, are seriously hampered in their ability to deliver systems and grow their businesses because they haven’t got the clout to get to the top of the allocation lists.

Well, why not head for the used-parts supply? For some period of time, I say there could be a real business opportunity for recyclers of semiconductors and other components OEMs are scratching for-that is, if the end customer can be made to understand that it is in his best interests to scrap the “new is better” obsession, and, and focus on measurable performance and reliability.

If an OEM gives a reasonable warranty and backs it up with solid service-and can deliver systems more cheaply-where’s the complaint?

Jeremy Young is the editor of Electronic Buyers’ News. He can be reached by electronic mail at jyoung@cmp.com.

Copyright© 1995 by CMP Publications, Inc.,
600 Community Drive, Manhasset, NY 11030
Reprinted from Electronic Buyer’s News with permission.

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