Critical Thoughts

SMTA & CALCE Symposium on Counterfeit Electronic Parts and Electronic Supply Chain

By GDCA | July 11, 2012

The recent reports concerning the National Defense Authorization Act 2012 continue to shake up things in the Defense industry. This past week was the SMTA & CALCE Symposium on Counterfeit […]

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GDCA Trivia Challenge Winners!

By GDCA | June 19, 2012

Congratulations to all of our winners! There once was a winner of quizzes With answers and not many misses. When claiming their gift, they said, “Which is it?” “Oh look! […]

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What does Brooks Stevens have to do with “Planned Obsolescence”?

By GDCA | June 7, 2012

You may not know about Brooks Stevens, and today is his birthday. Clifford Brooks Stevens, born June 7, 1911, was an American industrial designer of home furnishings, appliances, automobiles and […]

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Who says obsolete equipment is junk?

By GDCA | May 23, 2012

Sometimes we can get a little carried away with our work here at GDCA.  From embedded boards to trains, we love talking about all things legacy and EOL; and we […]

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GDCA: Celebrating 25 Years of Legacy Support

By GDCA | May 1, 2012

1987 takes us back: a dozen eggs were 65 cents, a gallon of gas was 89 cents, you and the family may have tuned-in to watch the premiere of a […]

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Does the prospect of overstocking kill your critical embedded systems?

By GDCA | April 11, 2012

2011 wasn’t an easy year for DRAM manufacturers. The move from notebooks towards tablets and technology using NAND flash did nothing to bolster a struggling semiconductor industry. In this type […]

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Vehicle Electronics and the U.S. Army’s New VICTORY Standard

By GDCA | April 4, 2012

Like the image to the side, modern combat vehicle electronics can resemble a bowl of hardware spaghetti.  Different “bolt-on” devices and adaptors are stitched together by multiple suppliers who may […]

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Condition-Based-Maintenance (CBM): The leading edge of proactive sustainment

By GDCA | March 1, 2012

Defense Maintenance & Sustainment Summit (DMS 2012) February 27-29, 2012, | La Jolla, California It was my first time attending WBR’s Defense Maintenance & Sustainment Summit, and it was fascinating […]

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What does obsolesence, trains, and Embedded World 2012 have in common?

By GDCA | February 29, 2012

I must admit, I’m looking forward to the upcoming Embedded World 2012 presentation on Model Based Design and Testing of Embedded Systems for the Train & Transportation Industry by Franck […]

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Medical Design & Manufacturing West

By GDCA | February 22, 2012

The conference that was bigger than I even imagined. As any business owner knows, you are always going to find new conferences, events, or trade shows you didn’t know about, […]

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