Thursday 15 December 2011
Acer chairman optimistic about Wintel
As the PC market will enter the generation of multiple platforms in 2012, Acer chairman JT Wang pointed out that Apple, Google and Wintel will be the three major platforms to drive...
Thursday 15 December 2011
Acer to downsize product lines by two-thirds in 2012, says chairman
Acer chairman JT Wang, commenting on the company's operations in 2012, pointed out that Acer will conduct a full-scale evaluation of its product lines and will simplify them based...
Thursday 8 December 2011
Acer to simplify product lines
Acer, on December 7, hosted its global internal meeting and has decided to start simplifying its product lines in 2012 to help integrate its resources and will put its focus on niche...
Tuesday 8 November 2011
Google's Eric Schmidt to visit Taiwan to promote Android
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt is set to visit Taiwan on November 9 to have a conference with Taiwan-based PC vendors and promote its Android operating system, according to...
Thursday 25 August 2011
Tablet PC fever is already cooling down, says Acer chairman
Acer chairman JT Wang, commenting on tablet PC's impact on the notebook industry, pointed out that tablet PC fever is already starting to cool down and consumers are also being attracted...
Thursday 25 August 2011
Acer reports losses for 2Q11
Acer has announced preliminary financial results for the second quarter of 2011 with consolidated revenues of NT$102.1 billion (US$3.5 billion), down 32% on year, while operating...
Thursday 16 June 2011
Acer reducing 2011 tablet PC shipment target by 50%
Acer, on June 15, announced that the company has reduced its annual tablet PC shipment forecast from originally 5-7 million units to only 2.5-3 million units, a drop close to 50%...
Wednesday 1 June 2011
Microsoft should set rules from viewpoint of ecosystem, says Acer chairman
Microsoft has not invited Taiwan-based IT vendors to participate in its Integrated Development Program specifically for developing Windows 8 for use in tablet PCs. In response, Acer...
Thursday 12 May 2011
Acer rumored to acquire Insyde, but the firm says no plans to sell currently
In response to former CEO Gianfranco Lanci's comment that Acer lacks talent that can help to integrate software and hardware platforms for its smartphone and tablet PC products, Acer...
Friday 8 April 2011
Acer changes business strategy from pushing volume to value, says chairman
Acer chairman and CEO JT Wang, at the company's investors conference in Switzerland on April 7, made clarifications about market watchers' concerns over issues such as the company's...
Thursday 17 February 2011
Entrance of Android tablet PCs will weaken dominance of iPad, says Acer chairman
As Android 3.0-based tablet PCs will start appearing in March and April, Acer chairman JT Wang pointed out that the entrance of the tablet PCs will inhibit Apple's dominance in the...
Thursday 17 February 2011
Acer signs contract with China-based Sunning to further cut into China market
Acer announced on February 16, that the company has signed contracts with China-based IT channel vendor Sunning Appliance for a two year, US$500 million worth sales agreement. Acer...
Thursday 20 January 2011
Acer denies plans to quit netbook market
Acer has refuted market rumors it will quit the netbook market saying netbooks will continue to play an important role in its product lineup.
Thursday 2 December 2010
Notebook order volumes will pick up by the end of 4Q10, says Acer chairman
Acer chairman JT Wang, in response to upstream supply chain players' concerns that downstream vendors' order volumes in the fourth quarter of 2010 are lower than expected, said that...
Thursday 2 December 2010
Acer chairman expects Chongqing investment to help resolve labor shortages
Labor shortages occur almost once every year in China. Acer chairman JT Wang pointed out that the company's investment in Chongqing will help resolve issue, claiming that all Acer's...