BCM Advanced Research, a supplier of embedded motherboards and intelligent systems
BCM Advanced Research
Delivering Quality Intelligent Computing Systems

BCM - Who we are and what we do?

BCM is A Leading Supplier in Industrial Motherboards & Embedded Computing Systems Since 1990

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 global suppliers of industrial motherboards and embedded computing systems in the industry. We offers wide ranges of standard products as well as flexible custom design services for our ODM/OEM customers. You’ll find our products in many of the everyday devices you encounter including self-serve kiosks, POS, digital security systems, sophisticated medical equipment, airport x-ray scanners, slot machines, digital signage, automated lottery terminals, advanced testing and measurement equipment. Our products are manufactured to the highest quality in ISO 9001/14001/13485 facilities with an emphasis on flexibility and cost effectiveness. Our strengths consist of:

  • In-house R&D Engineering
  • In-house CAD Design and Thermal Simulation
  • Streamlined Design Process
  • 100% Owned Manufacturing Factory in Taiwan
  • Global Sourcing and Logistic Management
  • Intel IoT Solutions Alliance Associate Partner
  • NXP Connect Proven Partner
  • Customer-Oriented Services
  • Exceptional Customer Support

We Provide High Quality Computing Solutions:

  • Scalable performance and a wide range of products from industrial grade boards to computers for various markets
  • High level of integration and gaming specific features
  • Advanced Hardware roadmap for ongoing migration to newer technology or platforms
  • Global regulatory certifications
  • Long product lifecycle capable for 24/7 operation


How BCM Can Service Your Company:
We are one of the top industrial motherboard manufacturers.  Our focus is providing value-oriented computing platforms with extended lifecycles that appeal to volume driven OEMs.  We are OEM-centric meaning custom board designs are one of our specialties and we are exceptional at it.  Combined with our industrial system integration capabilities we offer our customers a turn-key stable computing platform they can build their business around. Our core capabilities include:  
  • Turn-key custom design and manufacturing services for Industrial Motherboards or Barebones/Systems where:
    • The customer defines the specification
    • The design remains exclusive to the customer
    • The project is managed by a local BCM PM team based in Irvine, California
    • BCM ensures the design can achieve a minimum 5-7 year lifecycle prior to last-time-buys.

  • Both our Industrial Motherboards and Industrial Barebones/Systems:
    • Have lifecycles up to 7 years or more
    • Are designed for 24-hour operation - 365 days per year
    • Can be customized specific to meet specific customer requirements
    • Utilize a veteran  US based project management team in Irvine, CA
    • Are manufactured in our own off-shore factory for competitive pricing
    • Have Holistic BOM & Revision Control
  Key Industries Supported    Key Value Offerings
Medical Long Lifecycle (5-7 years +)
Gaming Strict revision control
Retailing - Point of Sale (POS)/Kiosk/ATM Custom hardware design & firmware modifications, value-embedded designs
Industrial Control Systems Designed for non-stop operation -24/7
Security Systems Expandability, performance,  & flexibility
Embedded Systems Local engineering & project management

Vertical Market Focus
Gaming Industry

BCM has globally served the leading gaming companies since the 1990's. During the past 20 years, BCM has continued to grow and expand. Today our teams of experts carry the experience of custom gaming system design with confidence to continuously provide full support for our gaming customers. We understand the needs and market trends of the gaming industries. We possess the qualification to provide technical consultation and reliable service to meet your time-to-market goals. From new product development, prototyping, to manufacturing services, we guarantee our gaming solutions meet the requirements of long lifecycle, 24/7 operation, strict ECO and revision control, exceptional 3D graphics performance, high security and encryption capability, extended control and rich expansion interfaces, and IoT compatible development.

The applications we have been serving include casino machines (slot machines/video poker), player tracking systems, video lottery terminals (VLT), lottery terminals, multiplayer games, next generation jukeboxes, bingo machines, and arcade games.


  • Video Lottery Terminals (VLT) / Slot Machines
  • Player Tracking Systems
  • Multiplayer Game Systems
  • Lottery Terminals & Bingo Machines
  • Arcade Game Amusement Machines




  • Point-of-Sale (POS)
  • Semi-Rugged Mobile Tablet for small retail POS, small restaurant menu ordering, warehouse inventory management
  • On Table Ordering Systems
  • Self-Serve Kiosk: ATM, Hotel Self-Checkin/Checkout Terminal, Self-Pay Ticketing Terminal, Price Checker
  • Digital Vending Machine with Touch Screen and Payment System
  • Digital Beverage Dispenser with Touch Screen
  • Digital Signage Display, Digital Menu Board, Retail Product Display, Digital Information Display
  • Jukebox and Multimedia Kiosk
  • Smart Building Management System with Touch Screen

Features: Modular design to increase system flexibility, Touch Screen, Mobility and Wireless capability, Monitor sizes from 7 to 22 inch, Fulfills the demands of exceptional video performance by providing dual display, digital/TTL, DVI functions, Custom peripheral & accessory design, Customized credit card transaction terminal & data verification, FCC, CE, UL and other certifications... read more >>

BCM has been serving the medical and healthcare industries by providing leading edge, high quality, standards based, high performance, long life cycle, and reliable medical computing solutions since 1990. Our strength and qualifications include:
  • Geographically Based ODM Design and Engineering Teams: California and Asia based RD engineering teams with knowledge, experience and enthusiastic work ethics
  • Global Sourcing Team: Ensure an excellent balance of high quality cost balanced BOM components to meet prototype and production requirements
  • Trusted Quality Manufacturing: ISO 9001/14001/13485,  state of the art production lines, test and inspection, and quality assurance
  • Global Logistics: Local warehousing and global distributors to streamline supply chain and reduce transport costs and lead time
  • Product Lifecycle Management System (PLM): Extended lifecycles, Holistic BOM control, strict ECO/ECN processes, advanced EOL & change notifications, local/on-site engineering support, RMA repair 


  • Nursing Cart / Point-of-Care System
  • Ultrasound Imaging
  • Diagnostic
  • Patient Infotainment
  • Laboratory Equipment
  • CT
  • X-Ray
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Dental

Panel PC / Open Frame Customization


  • Fitness Equipment Console Interface
  • Point-of-Sale (POS)
  • Digital Signage
  • Information Kiosk
  • Self-serve Kiosks/Self-Checkout Kiosk/ Self-Ticketing Kiosk for supermarkets and airports
  • ATM Terminals
  • Movie Rental Kiosk
  • Coin-Exchange Kiosk

Features: Scalable Performance, Choose from 7 to 22 inches Panel Sizes, Touch Screen, WiFi Access Compatible, User Friendly Easy Access Interface, Maximize I/O including Dual Display, Dual Gigabit LAN, COM and USB ports, Optional Storage: 1 x CD/DVD-ROM Bay (optional), 75x75 mm or 100x100 mm VESA Mountable... read more >>



  • Test and Measurement
  • Industrial Control
  • Industrial Automation
  • Airport X-Ray Scan Terminal

Features: Customized Form Factors & Performances, Designed for 24/7 Operation, Various Expansions

Special Application


  • Voting Machine
  • Ruggadized Devices
  • VOIP
  • Set-Top-Box
  • Security Surveillance
  • Smart Home Solutions
  • GPS System
  • Transportation monitoring and tracking system

Custom Design for industrial motherboards and systems
Our Strength- BCM specializes in custom design for industrial motherboards and systems since 1990. For more information regarding our ODM/OEM services, please visit HERE.
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About BCM
BCM Advanced Research (BCM) is a leading developer and manufacturer of x86/ARM RISC embedded industrial motherboards and systems for ODMs and OEM that integrate computing technology into their products. We own a very strong R&D engineering team and operation department based in Southern California in order to provide prompt project develop support and instant problem solving assistance.