Critical Thoughts

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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What is Obsolescence Management?

By GDCA | April 12, 2018
Obsolescence Management Obsolete Computer

Obsolescence Management takes into account the life span of all the moving pieces of your complex system with a plan to replace obsolete parts as they age, before it becomes […]

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GDCA: Pioneers in Proactive Obsolescence Management

By GDCA | March 13, 2018

GDCA’s unique approach to manufacturing is driving the future of the Legacy electronics industry. We work together with our OEM partners to provide our customers with proactive obsolescence management and […]

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Robbing from Your Future to Service Your Past

By GDCA | March 10, 2018

A Holistic Approach to Obsolescence with GDCA by Amelia Dalton The design cycle drum beats on. Your research and development team have been stressed for months. The constant push for […]

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Knowing the Difference Between a Legacy Equipment Manufacturer (LEM) vs. an OEM Saves You Time and Money

By GDCA | August 3, 2017
American Flag Rocket Boosters

When you need an embedded board that is still in production, it is easy to call the OEM, order what you want, and receive delivery. Because everything needed to produce […]

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Embedded World 2017

By GDCA | March 27, 2017

Embedded World 2017 was a blast! After 2 weeks on the road of sub-zero temperatures in DC, Boston, Ottawa, and Montreal it was great to see spring for the first […]

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5 Ways to Protect Product Longevity

By GDCA | March 13, 2017

Plan sustainment early Budget for sustainment Identify your high-risk/critical components Manage the big picture Strategically plan your design refresh Innovation is known for making products better, faster, and smarter. When […]

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Get your boards…while you still can.

By GDCA | April 10, 2016

Have you ever requested additional post-EOL LTBs from your board OEM, only to find you need more boards later on? Board OEMs care about their customers. If these OEMs could […]

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Innovating Obsolescence: When the Supply Chain Is Around Your Throat

By GDCA | February 26, 2015

Obsolescence can pose a grave threat to individuals, economies, and nations. Security and defense receive a great deal of attention in our Critical Thoughts section, partly because they are domains […]

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