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Stan Shih returns as Acer chairman; JT Wang and Jim Wong step down

Nov 22, 10:56

Acer has announced that its board of directors has elected company founder, Stan Shih, as Chairman and interim corporate president with immediate effect. Shih will serve as Acer's...

Mainstream large-screen smartphones to be 5- to 6-inch models

Nov 21, 15:52

Handset vendors are expected to continue launching large-size smartphones mainly with 5- to 6-inch displays, as sales of smartphones with a display size of 6-inch and above have been...

Acer CEO resignation may have limited benefit

Nov 6, 21:59

Acer chairman and CEO JT Wang has announced plans to resign from his CEO role with president Jim Wong to take over the position. However, since Acer's operations such as product R&D...

Acer October notebook shipments down sequentially

Nov 6, 14:03

Acer shipped 1.4 million notebooks in October, dropping 10% on month, and is expected to ship 4.5 million units in the fourth quarter, according to notebook supply chain makers.

Acer suffers net loss per share of NT$4.82 in 3Q13, CEO to resign

Nov 5, 21:39

Acer on November 5 released its financial report for the third quarter of 2013, recording a net loss per share of NT$4.82 (US$0.16).

Acer CEO JT Wang resigns as the PC maker reports heavy losses for 3Q13

PC vendors aggressive about releasing new convertible products

Oct 30, 22:11

PC brand vendors such as Acer, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Lenovo and Asustek Computer have all been aggressively releasing new convertible products in 2013, aiming to boost overall consumer...

PC brand vendors release new Windows 8.1 products

Oct 28, 10:57

Asustek Computer recently released its Transformer Book T100 2-in-1 device featuring Windows 8.1 and Intel Bay Trail-T processor, priced at US$349 for a 32GB model and US$399 for...

Vendors remain confident about touchscreen notebooks in 2014

Oct 23, 21:47

Despite the failure to raise touchscreen notebook demand in 2013, several notebook brand vendors including Acer and Asustek Computer are still planning to release more products in...

Acer to release new 19.5-inch AIO PCs by end of 2013

Oct 23, 15:08

Acer is planning to release new 19.5-inch AIO PCs by the end of 2013, which is expected to bring in a surge of orders for related supply chains.

Acer to donate PCs to Myanmar

Oct 23, 13:41

In order to strengthen its presence in the Myanmar market, Acer will have the Acer Foundation donate PCs to the country through an APEC Digital Opportunity Center (ADOC) Project led...

O-Film tech aims to land 60% of touch panel orders from Acer and Asustek

Oct 21, 21:35

China-based touch panel maker O-Film Tech hopes to land over 60% of the orders for touch panels used in AIO, notebook, tablet and smartphone products from Taiwan-based Acer and Asustek...

Acer, MSI see sequential growth in September revenues

Oct 14, 11:22

Acer has reported September 2013 consolidated revenues of NT$32.966 billion (US$1.10 billion), up 7.52% on month but 19.26% on year, while fellow vendor Micro-Star International (MSI)...

China-based O-film Tech among touch panel candidate suppliers for Acer

Oct 9, 11:32

Acer has selected China-based maker Shenzhen O-film Tech as a candidate supplier of touch panels for use in notebooks, AIO (all-in-one) PCs, tablets and smartphones, with volume production...

Commentary: The possibility and feasibility of an Acer-Asustek merger

Oct 7, 15:57

Rumors about the possibility of a merger between Asustek Computer and Acer have been circulating in Taiwan's IT indsutry for a while. However, a merger of the two vendors may provide...

Taiwan market: Acer, Asustek said to offer price cuts for Windows tablets

Oct 1, 14:28

Acer and Asustek Computer are reportedly considering cutting prices of their Windows 8-based tablets in Taiwan by 15-20% with Acer's 8-inch model likely falling below NT$10,000 (US$338)...

Mobile devices markets in Australia, New Zealand fall for two consecutive quarters in 1H13, says IDC

Sep 25, 10:33

For the first time in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), all three mobile devices markets – notebooks, tablets and mobile phones – declined for two consecutive quarters...

Dell expected to overtake Acer to become third-largest notebook vendor in 2014, say Taiwan makers

Sep 17, 19:50

Microsoft's ending Windows XP technical support in April 2014 has triggered growing replacement of business-use notebooks, and this is expected to significantly benefit Dell because...

Compal, Quanta share 90% of Acer notebook ODM orders

Sep 12, 21:26

Compal Electronics has landed orders for 15-inch notebooks to be shipped in 2014 from Acer while fellow ODM Quanta Computer has obtained orders for 14- and 17-inch notebooks and an...

Wistron out of Acer 2014 main notebook ODM list, say Taiwan makers

Sep 10, 19:44

Acer has not released orders for mainstream notebook models to be shipped in 2014 to Wistron, currently one of its main ODMs, which indicates it will not use Wistron as one of its...

Wintel destined to eventually fail, says Acer founder

Sep 10, 14:29

Commenting on recent events in the PC industry at a recent media conference, Acer founder Stan Shih said that the Wintel camp is destined to fail since the two giants have been keeping...

Acer likely to reduce number of ODM partners

Sep 6, 12:23

Judging from the fewer requests for quotation (RFQ) sent by Acer, the company is likely to reduce the number of its ODM partners for 2014, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Notebook brands and ODMs ramp up shipments in August

Sep 5, 15:23

Notebook shipments of the world's top-five brands and top-three ODMs grew 22% and 11%, respectively, on month in August 2013, but performance of individual brands and ODMs varied...

Microsoft purchase of Nokia handset business may boost Chrome devices

Sep 4, 14:01

Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's Devices and Services business is expected to intensify competition between Microsoft and PC vendors and thus the latter are likely to be more willing...

Acer to show new innovations at IFA 2013

Sep 3, 15:06

At IFA 2013, Acer will unveil the new 10.1-inch Iconia A3 Android-based tablet, the new Liquid S2 smartphone, Acer's first smartphone with Ultra HD recording; and the refreshed Ezel...

Quanta, Compal to dominate Acer 2014 notebook orders, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 3, 12:23

Quanta Computer and Compal Electronics have each landed about 40% of Acer's notebook orders for 2014, relegating Wistron, the second-largest supplier to Acer in 2013, to third place,...

Acer denies rumor of merger

Sep 2, 10:39

Acer has dismissed rumor that certain investment banks plan to invite Lenovo or Asustek Computer to merge with Acer.

Taiwan market: Acer offers sub-NT$20,000 Haswell notebook

Aug 29, 12:33

Acer has recently cut the price of a notebook featuring a Haswell-based Core i5 processor to below NT$20,000 (US$667) in Taiwan and is aiming to compete for the back-to-school demand...

Intel to unveil Bay Trail-T at IDF 2013

Aug 28, 22:04

Intel is ready to announce its next-generation Bay Trail-T platform at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) taking place in San Francisco from September 10-12. Asustek Computer, Acer and...

Acer wins adoption of educational cloud computing solution in Thailand

Aug 23, 16:20

Acer on August 22 announced that Acer Smart Cloud Builder, its in-house-developed cloud computing-based solution, has been adopted by Rangsit University, Thailand, for administration...

China-based touch panel makers cut in Acer, Asustek supply chains

Aug 14, 15:45

China-based touch panel makers, including O-Film Tech, Truly Opto-electronics and Laibao Hi-Technology, have cut in to the supply chains of Taiwan-based branded notebook and smartphone...

Taiwan vendors offer cheap tablets to expand market share

Aug 12, 14:14

The most popular tablet size in the market is currently 7-inch, which accounts for about 70% of total shipments due to their low prices. The iPad is currently the best selling tablet...

Acer to hike revenue proportion of Android-, Chrome-based products to 20-30% in 2014, says chairman

Aug 8, 20:53

Acer will develop more Android- and Chrome OS-based products, with the corresponding proportion of total revenues expected to rise from 10-20% in 2013 to 20-30% in 2014, company chairman...

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Acer sees losses in 2Q13 due to costs from DRAM and investment

Aug 8, 11:47

Acer has announced net loss per share of NT$0.13 for the second quarter due to increased cost from rising DRAM quotes and investment to strengthen the company's industrial design...

Acer recruiting new executive to save desktop business, says paper

Newswatch - Aug 6, 14:20

Acer has recently recruited ex-vice president of Lite-On Technology to handle its desktop business as the company continues to suffer from shipment declines, according to a Chinese-language...

Asustek, Acer aim to ship 1.0, 1.5 million smartphones in 2013

Jul 31, 16:13

Asustek Computer aims to ship at least one million smartphones in 2013 and reach breakeven for smartphone operations in the second half of the year, while Acer aims to ship 1.5 million...

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    Acer Liquid Jade Z smartphone

    Acer has announced the Liquid Jade Z featuring an IPS display with the Zero Air Gap technology to help reduce reflections and Corning's Gorilla Glass 3. The smartphone also supports...

    Photo: Company, Mar 10.

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    Acer Liquid M220 smartphone

    Acer has unveiled the Liquid M220 smartphone, its first Liquid series smartphone to run on the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. The phone features a 4-inch 233ppi display, a 5-megapixel...

    Photo: Company, Mar 5.

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    Acer Liquid Z520 smartphone

    Acer is showcasing its latest smartphone, the Liquid Z520 at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 from March 2-5 in Barcelona, Spain. The Liquid Z520 offers improved voice control, allowing...

    Photo: Company, Mar 4.

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    Acer Liquid Leap+ wearable device

    Acer is showcasing its latest mobile products at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 from March 2-5 in Barcelona, Spain, including the Liquid Leap+ wearable device, which is compatible...

    Photo: Company, Mar 4.

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    Acer 27-inch Ultra HD monitor

    Acer has announced its 27-inch S277HK monitor that features Ultra HD visuals on a frameless screen, HDMI 2.0 connection support and speakers with DTS sound. Acer claims it is the...

    Photo: Company, Dec 2.

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