Critical Thoughts

When Tomorrow Never Comes

By GDCA | February 22, 2019

Obsolescence and Changing Our Minds You’ve got to know when to hold ’em Know when to fold ’em Know when to walk away And know when to run “The Gambler” […]

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GDCA Inc. and Abaco Systems Strike Deal to Avoid Embedded EOL for Customers

By GDCA | February 6, 2019

Press Release LIVERMORE, Calif. — Feb. 6, 2019 — GDCA Inc., a California-based company that specializes in manufacturing obsolete embedded computer equipment, announced this week that it has joined forces […]

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Delay is the True Cost of an Ad Hoc Sustainment Strategy

By Ethan Plotkin | October 26, 2018

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the “true cost” of things. Our leadership team has been working on a particularly large order for more than a year. Since we […]

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7 Perspectives about Legacy Engineering

By GDCA | October 26, 2018

Once component EOL notices have been issued and COTS embedded boards are discontinued, the processes for keeping your embedded systems vital drastically changes and so must your overall thinking about […]

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Why Repeated LTBs Fail and Legacy Assurance Succeeds

By GDCA | September 11, 2018

Albert Einstein said, “Problems cannot be solved with the same thinking that created them,” and we agree. The speed with which technology is advancing causes new issues in system sustainability; […]

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What is PLM+™ ?

By GDCA | August 17, 2018

PLM+ is GDCA’s targeted approach to legacy sustainment, developed over decades by working closely with board and application OEMs. The process offers a new organizational structure to legacy sustainment, a […]

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Legacy Manufacturing: Where Discontinued Embedded Boards Still Have a Future

By GDCA | August 7, 2018

With technology advancing at lightning speed and embedded boards being EOL’d  sometimes even while a system is still in the design phase, new methods and ways of thinking must be […]

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The Value of Developing Second Source for Obsolete Boards

By Ethan Plotkin | July 10, 2018
Fighter Planes

I’ve recently come back from an exciting two-week road trip, and I’ve been talking to a lot of people about the impact obsolete electronics have on their enterprises. The people […]

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What is a Legacy Equipment Manufacturer (LEM)?

By GDCA | June 6, 2018
Baton Pass Legacy Equipment Manufacturer

Once your electronic embedded board has reached EOL, but your system still needs to be viable, you will want to talk with an experienced equipment manufacturer that specializes in legacy […]

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Legacy Assurance vs. Just in Time (JIT) Procurement

By GDCA | May 10, 2018

Innovative ways of thinking are tantamount to making changes in procedural methods. Just in Time (JIT) procurement for acquiring EOL’d embedded boards is often not an option for Legacy Equipment […]

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