GDCA: Celebrating 25 Years of Legacy Support

GDCA: Celebrating 25 Years of Legacy Support

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 show called The Simpsons.  The last 25 years have been exciting for everyone. Technology has evolved at an amazing rate, and we are honored to support the legacy of this growth. It is because of this technology evolution that GDCA exists.

In 1987, the embedded industry was only just beginning to feel the early pains being caused by the growing gap between obsolescence and the support needs of long-life systems.

Foreseeing the difficulty and expensive this would mean for both OEMs and their customers to support what eventually became known as legacy applications, Martin Plotkin recognized the embedded industry needed an alternative.

This vision paved the way for us to bridge the embedded obsolescence/legacy gap. We are proud of how far we’ve come in the 25 years since we opened our doors as GD California.  Today, as GDCA, we are still a quality manufacturer of legacy products, but with an accumulated track record and experience that provides insight and support for businesses worldwide.

As we move through this 25th year, we do so understanding how crucial it is to be a part of a larger community. With this understanding, and because of the work we do, our community continues to grow.

We look forward to a busy year of tradeshows, new partnerships, and ongoing collaborations with our current customers and partners.  We know that as technology evolves, so will the needs of the embedded industry and we are committed to standing by our mission of turning obsolescence into an easily manageable business process.

The GDCA Team

P.S. In case you haven’t already seen it, our 25th Anniversary celebration includes a chance to test your GDCA and embedded industry history. We hope you have as much fun with the quiz as we did putting it together!

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As the pioneer in COTS obsolescence management, GDCA is authorized by our OEM partners to continue to manufacture and repair the embedded legacy products critical to long-lasting applications. Using OEM-authorized IP and original specifications, GDCA provides repair, long-term customer support, manufacturing, and sustainment for over three thousand End-of-Life, COTS, and custom-embedded computer boards and systems.

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