Wednesday 8 November 2023
Acer's Jason Chen: inventory pressure in PC distribution channels at its highest in past decade
Although PC inventories have now fallen back to healthy levels, inventory pressure in distribution channels remains high. As Acer chairman and CEO Jason Chen notes, with central banks...
Thursday 19 October 2023
PC demand picking up, says Acer chairman
PC demand is rebounding, but the supply chain should remain cautious about the possibility of black swan events, according to Acer chairman and CEO Jason Chen.
Friday 2 June 2023
AI to be new growth driver for PCs, says Acer chairman
The recent surge in generative AI will drive the rigid demand for PCs, a positive development for the PC industry, according to Acer chairman and CEO Jason Chen.
Thursday 5 January 2023
Acer raises inventory levels amid COVID surge in China
Acer allowed its PC inventory level to swell to 11 weeks, up from eight weeks, amid concerns over China's surge in COVID-19 cases, according to company chairman and CEO Jason Chen.
Monday 24 October 2022
PC, handset sales could worsen next year to 2019-2020 levels, say foundry sources
Sluggish PC and handset sales are expected to worsen further in the first half of 2023, and most supply chain players are likely to see their shipments and revenues for next year...
Thursday 20 October 2022
PC market yet to hit bottom, says Acer chairman
The PC market has yet to bottom out, and will likely register a double-digit on-year decline in the first half of 2023, according to Acer chairman and CEO Jason Chen.
Friday 15 July 2022
Notebook vendors launch promotions to clear inventory
Brand notebook vendors have turned aggressive in launching price cuts to promote sales and digest inventories, particularly in the euro zone, China and North America, where consumer...
Thursday 14 July 2022
More Acer-affiliated companies to launch IPOs
Acer Group will have more of its subsidiaries launch initial public offerings (IPO) by the end of this year, according to company chairman and CEO Jason Chen. The affiliates play...
Thursday 14 July 2022
Acer chair warns of weak 2H22 for PCs
The PC market is poised to experience a particularly weak second half of 2022, according to Jason Chen, Acer chairman and CEO.
Friday 10 June 2022
Acer warns of notebook oversupply
The global supply of notebook computers has already outpaced demand, according to Acer chairman and CEO Jason Chen. Whether the situation will worsen in the second half of 2022 is...
Friday 20 May 2022
Acer enjoys robust commercial notebook sales
Acer has enjoyed robust commercial notebook sales despite the impact of inflation and the Russia-Ukraine war on its overall sales performance, according to company CEO and chairman...
Monday 16 May 2022
Qaunta, Inventec positive about 2H22 notebook shipments
Taiwan's notebook ODMs Quanta Computer and Inventec both have released positive outlook for their shipment performance in the second half of the year, though some market observers...
Tuesday 4 January 2022
Acer cautious about market changes due to long shipment time, says chairman
Acer takes a cautious attitude toward unpredictable changes in market conditions which are likely to arise from long delays in shipping products, according to company chairman and...
Wednesday 22 December 2021
Acer chairman eyes component supply improvement in 1Q22
Acer chairman Jason Chen believes component shortages will have a chance to improve significantly in the first quarter of 2022.
Monday 18 October 2021
Brand vendors under pressure to raise new notebook prices
Notebook brands are facing the pressure of reflecting the extra costs from components, production and logistics on the prices of their new notebooks, according to sources from the...
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