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We are a leading supplier of Off-the-Shelf &
ODM/OEM Embedded Computing Solutions

Established in 1990, BCM Advanced Research (BCM) has grown rapidly in the computer motherboard industry, transforming itself from a high-volume manufacture for many of the top brand name personal computer companies of the 1990s to a recognized embedded motherboard value leader for companies looking to reduce costs yet maintain product stability in their PC based/ controlled products.

Today BCM is known as one of the top global suppliers of industrial motherboards and embedded computing systems in the industry. We offer a wide range of standard industrial motherboard and system products as well as flexible custom design services for our ODM/OEM customers. You’ll find our products in devices you encounter daily including self-serve kiosks, vending machines, POS, voting machines, fitness equipment, video conferencing, 3D printers, security surveillance, medical equipment, airport x-ray scanners, digital signage, slot machines, automated lottery terminals, and many more computer-based equipment and devices.

Our Facilities & Factories

Our US location has 25,000 square feet of office, lab, and warehouse space and is located in Irvine, California. Here we have large engineering and project management teams dedicated to supporting our North American OEMs with an industry best level of professional service to complement our larger engineering team in Taiwan. The Irvine facility has its own laboratory, testing equipment, environmental chambers, and repair center with additional staff members in our Sales, Marketing, Operations, QA, and Customer Service departments.

We own our manufacturing facilities which are ISO 9000, 14001, 13485 (medical device), and TS 16949 (automotive electronics) certified, capable of producing industrial motherboards, computer based systems, panel PCs, and providing turn-key contract manufacturing services for our customer-designed PCBAs and system assemblies.

Industry Sectors & Applications We have Been Serving

Gaming Industry

  • Slot Machine
  • VLT Lottery Terminal
  • Player Tracking System
  • Ticket Redemption
  • Bingo Machine Terminal
  • Arcade Game Console

Medical & Smart Healthcare

  • Medical Imaging Control Interface
  • Smart Fitness Control Interface
  • Registration/Clinic/-Pharmacy Device
  • Nursing Station Equipment
  • Exam Room Equipment
  • Lab Equipment

Industrial Control

  • IoT Industrial Automation
  • Industrial Packing / Food Service Control Interface
  • Test Instrument Control Interface
  • X-Ray Imaging Control Interface
  • 3D Printer Control Interface
  • CNC Machine Control Interfaces

Smart Retail & Automated Vending

  • Digital Vending Machine Control Interface
  • Point-of-Sales Systems
  • Self-Serve Kiosk Control Interface
  • ATM Terminal
  • Mobile POS/Tablet
  • Digital Signage Solutions

Audio & Visual

  • Video Conferencing Devices
  • Digital Scheduler Interface
  • Theater Control Interface
  • Stage Lighting Control Interface
  • In-Flight Entertainment System

Other Market Sectors

  • Agriculture Technology
  • Transportation, In-Vehicle Computers
  • Security & Surveillance Control Interface

Countries Our Products are Delivered

Americas

United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil.

Europe

UK, Germany, The Netherlands, France, Greece, Italy, Spain.

Asia

Japan, Korea, China, Russia, Turkey, Southern Asia.

Oceania & Africa

Australia, New Zealand, Africa.

Our Milestones

2018 - 2019
Audio and Visual & Broadcasting

Computing Systems for Digital Audio & Video

2019

Celebrating our 20th year in the IPC/Embedded Computing industry and 29th year in business.

2018

BCM established itself as a key ODM partner and technology partner for top OEMs in the video conferencing, AV production equipment, and digital broadcasting industry in their transformation from DSP to x86 technology.

2015 - 2017
Panel PC, Touch Panel

Touch Panel & Mobile Computing

2017

Developed multiple Tablet products on ODM basis using x86 technology ranging from 12” to 15.6” in automotive, healthcare, and entertainment industries. Granted i.MX8 early access by NXP® as a Proven Partner™

2016

Launched highly successful OFT (Open Frame Tablet) Series products in 7”, 10.1”, 15.6”, and 21” screen sizes with immediate success in fitness, gaming, automation, medical equipment, and automotive equipment industries.

2015

Announced strategic alliance with Compal, one of the world’s top tablet & laptop ODM manufactures.

2013 - 2014
Internet of Things IoT

Embedded ARM Computing

2014

BCM was promoted to Freescale (Presently NXP) Connect Proven Partner.

New 110,000 Sq. Ft. facility opens in Kaohsiung, Taiwan for expanded PCBA and system assembly.

Adding distribution channel in India serving Middle East and Asia customers.

2013

Entered the Internet of Things world with our first dedicated IoT gateway solution.

2011 - 2012
BCM, Irvine California

Market Focus on Retail, Gaming, Medical & Industrial

2012

Focus on custom All-in-One Panel PC, Open Frame and POS for retail, gaming, industrial, medical industries.

Joined the Freescale (Presently NXP) Connect Partner program and to align our ARM/RISC based computing platforms.

2011

Purchased new facility in Irvine, CA located in the heart of the Irvine Spectrum technology sector.

2009 - 2010
Industrial Motherboards

Initial Public Offering (IPO)

2010

Promoted to Associate status within the Intel® Embedded Alliance.

BCM and Avalue Technologies complete the IPO process and begin trading on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under the ticker number 3479 completing the goal of going public set in 2006 with the merger of the two companies.

Expanded distribution channel in Germany to serve European markets.

2009

Launched Panel PC product line and Point-of-Sale POS system design and manufacturing.

2006 - 2008
BCM Avalue Technology

Expanding Business Unit

2008

Expands US operations, move to 20,000 sq ft. facility in Irvine, California.

2007

Entered into distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics.

Promoted to Affiliate status within the Intel® Embedded Alliance

2006

Merged operations with Avalue Technology, Inc. to combine engineering resources and pool purchasing power, creating one of Taiwan’s top and and industrial board and system providers while maintaining a two-brand strategy.

2000 - 2005
Industrial Motherboards

Intel & AMD IPC Markets

2005

BCM pioneers industrial motherboard market as a cost-effective alternative to traditional embedded SBCs.

Taipei Asia sales branch established to focus on Asia's burgeoning market.

2004

Became an Intel® ICA Partner.

2001

Extending partnership with distribution channels: Bell Micro Products and All American.

2000

Separated from GVC and became an independent company changing focus from the PC market to embedded board design and manufacturing.

1990-1999
GVC ODM OEM Supplier

Foundation

1996

BCM becomes a key board designer for six of the top ten brand name PC companies in the USA by merging with one of Taiwan’s top PCBA board manufacturers, GVC Corporation, with world class manufacturing facilities in Taiwan, Mainland China, Philippines and North America.

1990

BCM was founded in April 1990 in California providing custom motherboard designs for the fast growing PC market.

Our Distributors

Contact us at BCMSales@bcmcom.com or give us a call 949-470-1888

Understand more about our Custom Industrial Motherboards and Open Frame Tablets

About Us

BCM is a supplier of turn-key industrial motherboards and embedded computing solutions for well over two decades. Our Southern CA based R&D and PM teams provide fast paced and innovative ODM service with leading technology to meet most customer requirements while our manufacturing, global sourcing, and logistic teams work together to bring the most cost effective and highest quality solutions to our customers.

Company

BCM Advanced Research
11 Chrysler, Irvine, CA, USA
BCMSales@bcmcom.com