Hurricane Isaac’s interruption of Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) 2012 and subsequent rescheduling instigated the pairing of DMSMS with the Defense Manufacturing Conference (DMC) for the 2013 event, located in Kissimmee, FL and hosted by the Navy. Bringing together these two complementary aspects of Department of Defense (DoD) operations created a unique opportunity […]
PHOENIX, 21 Jan. 2014. “Innovation is a double-edged sword: offering new product improvements, with diminishing support for aging products,” says Ethan Plotkin, CEO, GDCA.
In the face of relentless budget cuts, defense programs face system life cycles lasting longer than originally anticipated. By the time a ship or plane is decommissioned, it has often been in use decades beyond its original life expectancy. When warfighter programs are affected by aging, unreliable products, or lack of funding for spare boards […]
Industry leaders address the issue of counterfeit components at 2013 ERAI Executive Conference. Livermore, CA, April 09, 2013 — As systems age, component sourcing becomes more difficult and increases the risk of counterfeit components in legacy systems. IHS’s Director of Global Supply Chain, Rory King, illustrated that more than 50% of counterfeit component incidents are […]
Now more than ever, long-lasting embedded systems require proactive obsolescence management. Because of growing legislative and environmental requirements and shrinking budgets, program managers and sustainment teams are forced to take another look at COTS end-of-life-cycle costs – and how to avoid them. A proactive obsolescence management solution is the key.
Recognized as the authority in solutions that extend product lifecycles, GD California, Inc. announces they have changed their name to GDCA, Inc.
The end of the line Transforming dead computer designs into a viable business By Michael Hytha – Special to the Business Times Martin Plotkin spent the first half of his high-tech career on the leading edge. Then he jumped back to the trailing edge. Plotkin’s Livermore company, GD California Inc., is thriving and growing in […]
GDCA thrives on obsolescence By Loralee Stevens, Staff Reporter LIVERMORE – Shrinking technology cycles are swelling the product Lines of GD California, a supporter of legacy computer components. Despite losing 40%- 60% of its business each year as customers migrate to new products, the company has quietly trebled its revenues since 1996 and continues to […]