Critical Thoughts

What do vintage cars and embedded boards have in common?

By GDCA | September 26, 2012

They both get harder to maintain as they get older, and if you don’t plan for obsolescence, they can both fail. It’s common sense.  As things get older, they become […]

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Legacy and NI Week 2012

By GDCA | September 12, 2012

When people think of “legacy”, they often think of what is being passed along or left to the future.  We believe a business’ legacy is the lasting mark they make […]

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Obsolescence and why you can’t always just make more.

By GDCA | August 22, 2012

When I first began my work with GDCA one of the questions I had was “Why is dealing with obsolete components not just about making more parts?” As I have […]

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No one wants to be left with EOL overstock

By GDCA | August 8, 2012

On one of the blogs I read, someone commented: “If you’re concerned about counterfeits in obsolete components… don’t worry about to-be-discontinued components — just design them in, and buy what […]

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Does Innovation = Forced Obsolescence?

By GDCA | July 25, 2012

Is there a downside to new technology innovation? We all love and encourage innovation, but what is the hidden cost? Critical embedded applications in the Defense and Medical industry are […]

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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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