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    GDCA is a computer hardware company that specializes in obsolescence management. It provides repair, long-term customer support, manufacturing, and sustainment services for end-of-life, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS), and custom-embedded computer boards and systems. The company serves commercial aviation, industrial automation and robotics, military and aerospace, rail transportation, telecommunication, and medical industry.

    HQLivermore, CA, US

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    Employees (est.) (Jun 2021)82
    Cybersecurity ratingAMore

    Key People/Management at GDCA

    Ethan Plotkin

    Ethan Plotkin

    Arlin Niernberger

    Arlin Niernberger

    Director of Engineering Services
    Anne Bennedsen

    Anne Bennedsen

    Director of Quality
    Bill Spain

    Bill Spain

    Director of Legacy Solutions
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    GDCA Office Locations

    GDCA has an office in Livermore
    Livermore, CA, US (HQ)
    1799 Portola Ave
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    GDCA Financials and Metrics

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    GDCA Operating Metrics

    Jul, 2020



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    Products in Stock

    3.4 k
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    GDCA Blogs

    Recap: Sustainment Symposium 2020

    The team here at GDCA has always looked forward to attending the DMSMS conference each December as a capstone to the year. It was a magical time when DMSMS wonks obsessed with DMSMS solutions and obsolescence management were no longer relegated to a corner of the exhibit hall. We were front and cent…

    Helping you keep your New Year’s resolution

    I used to be a cigarette smoker. Each New Year I resolved to stop smoking, and I’d stash my “last” half-pack of cigarettes deep inside a dark drawer. Months later, when I felt I needed just one cigarette, I’d retrieve the pack and start smoking again. For a long time I tried nicotine-replacement the…

    Interview: Are Obsolescence Management Processes Crucial to Corporate Strategy?

    In the following Q&A format, Holger Wussman, chief executive officer for Kontron Electronics, an electronic manufacturer service provider, gave his feedback to Tania Scroggie for the article “Why Obsolescence Management Processes Are Crucial to Support Corporate Strategy.” If you like the Q&…

    Risks of Sourcing EOL’d Embedded Boards Outside the OEM

    There are a variety of issues to be faced when your embedded boards have reached end of life (EOL) or been discontinued by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM). Without a proactive plan in place, these issues threaten timelines and budgets and, even more importantly, jeopardize quality and add …

    Are Obsolescence Management Processes Crucial to Corporate Strategy?

    Why Obsolescence Management Processes are Crucial to Support Corporate Strategy Since I began working at GDCA, I have had the opportunity to work closely with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to better understand and deal with the impact of low-performing older designs. The nature of my work …

    How to Find Discontinued Embedded Boards

    The inevitable has finally arrived. An embedded board in your application has been discontinued by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM). Your company needs a critical embedded board, and revenue depends on timely delivery. But the OEM cannot build additional boards for you and the franchised su…
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    GDCA Frequently Asked Questions

    • When was GDCA founded?

      GDCA was founded in 1987.

    • Who are GDCA key executives?

      GDCA's key executives are Ethan Plotkin, Arlin Niernberger and Anne Bennedsen.

    • How many employees does GDCA have?

      GDCA has 82 employees.

    • Who are GDCA competitors?

      Competitors of GDCA include Harbin Electric, Yageo and LG Innotek.

    • Where is GDCA headquarters?

      GDCA headquarters is located at 1799 Portola Ave, Livermore.

    • Where are GDCA offices?

      GDCA has an office in Livermore.

    • How many offices does GDCA have?

      GDCA has 1 office.